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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Latino Psychology Specialty

Current Students

  • Alyssa

    Alyssa Duggar

    MA Forensic Psychology Student
    2nd Year

    Alyssa Duggar is a second year in the Forensic Psychology Masters Program at DU and participating in the Latinx Psychology Specialty. She is interested in using her degree to help others in the community receive quality mental health services and also help individuals within corrections receive services and resources for reintegration into society.

    This year she is interning at a women's prison working with adults, and Mount View Youth Services Center working with youth. Some of her hobbies include reading, theater, singing and exploring the outdoors.  
  • Alex

    Alex Fernandez-Ortega

    PsyD Clinical Psychology Student
    3rd Year

    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.

    Alex spent the summer of 2018 as a work-study for the Latinx Specialty helping to facilitate the international exchange between DU and UDD. Additionally, Alex obtained her masters degree and began a new externship site as a bilingual therapist at Every Child Pediatrics Integrated Care.   
  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Rubio

    MA Sport & Performance Psychology Student
    2nd Year

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    Elizabeth Rubio a second year student in the Sport and Performance Psychology Masters program here at the University of Denver. She is also a student in the newest cohort of the Latinx Psychology Specialty. As a proud and passionate Latina, Elizabeth started this specialty in hopes of creating an impact in the Latinx community. She understands this population is underserved and has limited resources and she would like to be involved in a movement that changes that. Elizabeth wants to challenge the stigma in this community and advocate for all of those who could truly benefit from psychological services. Originally from Ocala, FL, she has Puerto Rican and Dominican blood and in doing this work she plans to make her islands proud by truly changing lives in the Latinx community. Once she graduates, Elizabeth hopes to continue her education in a doctorate program and obtain her license as a psychologist.

    Elizabeth spent the summer of 2018 interning at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. IMG is a sports academy that works to develop the complete athlete both physically and mentally. Known internationally for its state of the art training facilities and outstanding mental skills coaches IMG attracts athletes of all ages from all around the world. As such, Elizabeth was able to coach athletes from several Latinx countries (e.g. Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Puerto Rico) on mental skills like focus, self-talk, and composure as well as assist in vision trainings (e.g. training working memory, pattern recognition, peripheral vision, concentration, product identification, reaction time) for an Argentinian soccer team.