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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Latino Psychology Specialty

Faculty and Staff

  • Hetty Pazos

    Henrietta Pazos

    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

    Assistant Program Developer, 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 works as Assistant Program Developer for the Latinx Psychology Specialty, focusing on marketing, media, and curriculum development.
  • Emily Harrington

    Emily Harrington

    IRISE Fellow, Latinx Psychology Specialty
    2nd-Year PsyD Student

    Emily Harrington is a second year PsyD student at GSPP and will be pursuing the Latinx Psychology specialty. She completed a three year commitment as a volunteer with youth and families in a marginalized neighborhood in Peru, South America. Prior to her time in Peru, she spent several years working with the Latinx community in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a bilingual family advocate and community resource specialist. Emily has been awarded a two-year IRISE research fellowship and will be collaborating with Dr. Heto on research which explores themes of inclusivity and inequality. More information about IRISE’s commitment to supporting interdisciplinary research on topics of social justice and equality can be found at: Emily will also be assisting with organizing Spanish language development opportunities for students and other exciting activities for the Latinx Psychology program.