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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Latino Psychology Specialty

Latinx Psychology Requirements

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Coursework

The Latinx Psychology Specialty at GSPP is a four-course sequence that provides professional psychology trainees with the clinical and theoretical knowledge, research foundations, and Spanish language capacities necessary to provide mental health services to the diverse Latinx population in the US.

Coursework includes:

  • Introduction/Social-Cultural Foundations of Latinx Mental Health
  • Evidence-Based Practices and Interventions for Latinxs
  • Assessment of Latinxs
  • Advanced Spanish-language Seminar

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Field Placements

Many of GSPP’s field placements serve the Latinx population and Spanish providers are utilized. As a student participating in the Latinx Psychology Specialty, you will choose field placements that offer you opportunities to deliver services to this population for at least 25% of your cases. 

Current site placements include:

  • Servicios de la Raza
  • Salud Family Health Center
  • Aurora Mental Health Center
  • Denver County Jail
  • Colorado Children’s Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Mental Health Center of Denver

International Immersion Trips

As a part of your training in the GSPP Latinx Psychology Specialty, you will have the opportunity to travel abroad for three weeks with your cohort to a Spanish-speaking country where you will gain a first-hand understanding of the mental health care systems to which your clients are accustomed.  You will be hosted by a local family and work alongside mental health professionals in the community.  Not only one of the most exciting parts of the Latinx Psychology Specialty, this international immersion is also a true growing opportunity in your professional development.

 Other Program Activities

  • Bilingual Supervision
  • International and Local Immersion Experiences
  • Professional Spanish Conversational Hours
  • Latinx Social and Cultural Events
  • Mentorship