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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Latino Psychology Specialty


The Center challenges the University of Denver community to create a campus climate that ensures  all  of its members are valued, supported and thrive by embracing and engaging our social identities.

The DU Latinx Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES) promotes and advances knowledge affecting the Latinx community through

  1. Hosting visiting Latinx scholars, film makers, poets, performing artists and culture critics
  2. Providing grants that support scholarship and creative works on topics that contribute to the knowledge and experience of the Latinx community nationally and internationally
  3. Provide research briefs on areas of policy that affect the Latinx community, and
  4. Support graduate education for University of Denver Latinx students and students engaging in research focused on the Latinx issues, concerns, and culture.

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) seeks to establish a needed intellectual structure for students and faculty that will

  1. facilitate the interdisciplinary teaching and learning, collaboration, research, scholarship, and creative works that seek to promote equality in historically underrepresented communities, and 
  2. develop, support, and implement academic programs and activities that seek to promote the advancement of historically underrepresented populations in the Academy.

Under the faculty guidance of Dr. Omar Gudino: Youth exposure to violence is a major public health problem that increases risk for a wide range of mental health and adjustment difficulties. Ethnic minority youths are at disproportionate risk of being exposed to violence and having their mental health needs go unmet.

The ultimate goal of the Services for At-Risk Youth And Families Lab is to develop and disseminate clinical practices and service delivery models that are grounded in the latest scientific research, can be feasibly delivered in challenging clinical settings, and are well aligned with the values and preferences of the youths and families who receive the services.

The Social Work with Latinxs Certificate addresses the critical need for bilingual and culturally responsive social workers, preparing you to effectively serve individuals and families of Mexican and Latin American origin. Certificate courses are based in a model of critical pedagogy (power, oppression, and privilege), which examines the interconnectedness of issues of race, racism, citizenship status, and relationships between the United States and Latin American countries.