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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Latino Psychology Specialty

Faculty and Staff

  • Hetty Pazos

    Henrietta Pazos, PsyD

    Director, Latinx Psychology Specialty
    PsyD, University of Denver

    Henrietta “Hetty” Pazos, PsyD, is the Director of the Latinx Psychology Specialty. Hetty is a GSPP alum, completing her internship and post-doc at Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida, with a focus on Behavioral Medicine and Child and Adolescent psychology. She later obtained a certificate in School Psychology and worked in Denver Public Schools for 14 years providing administration over bilingual mental health assessment and intervention services to children and families and more recently in Cherry Creek School District. Lastly, Hetty works in private practice with a focus on therapy and psychological testing with Children and Adults and cultural and linguistic diversity consultation.
  • Jenn Paz

    Jennifer Paz, PsyD

    Senior Program Associate & Program Developer, Adjunct Faculty, Latinx Psychology Specialty
    PsyD, University of Denver

    Jennifer “Jenn” Paz is the co-director of Elevated Insights: Psychological Assessments for Children, Adolescents, and Families. As a graduate with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, Jenn specializes in bilingual (Spanish) assessment and treatment of children/adolescents and their families. Jenn earned her Masters of Education through Regis University and taught for five years within DPS. There she dedicated herself to providing a culturally responsive classroom, formed strong relationships with her students and their families that continue today, and was awarded Mile High Teacher of the Year 2009/2010. Jenn’s experience as a classroom teacher allows her to communicate and navigate effectively within the education system and understand the obstacles and capacity of current classroom teachers. Commitment and admiration for underserved populations led to volunteering with AmeriCorps and Jenn was awarded with the 2014 Mountain West Engagement Award for Excellence and honored by the University of Denver Magazine.

    Jenn serves as Senior Program Associate for the Latinx Psychology Specialty, working to create a project linking both the Latinx Psychology Specialty and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Specialty at GSPP. In this role, Jenn works to identify new community partnerships, create professional development modules and trainings, and collaborate between the specialties with the focus of increasing access to services and support systems for Latinx and IECMH populations in Colorado. She also continues to support the development of the Latinx Psychology Specialty focusing on marketing, media, and curriculum development.
  • Alex

    Alex Fernandez-Ortega, MA

    Work Study, Latinx Psychology Specialty
    3rd-Year PsyD Student

    Alex Fernandez-Ortega is currently a third year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program and a work-study for the Latinx specialty. She was raised in Fresno, California and obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Alex is the DU Graduate Student Government Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and is passionate about social justice in her clinical work. She has a background in social work, forensic settings and community mental health. Her current interests include working with marginalized and migrant communities in family therapy and integrated care settings. Alex has been able to use her training within the Latinx Psychology Specialty to provide bilingual psychotherapy services to children and families within the Aurora and Denver communities.