Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Research Paper

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Lynett Henderson Metzger

Second Advisor

Scarlett Choi

Third Advisor

Henrietta M. Pazos

Fourth Advisor

Jennifer Paz Ryan


Latine psychology, Latinx psychology, Multiculturalism, Mental health training, Graduate studies, Program development


According to the 2020 United States Census, the Latine community is the second largest ethnic represents 18.9% of the total United States population and is expected to grow to 28% by the year 2060 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2018). Despite this, the Latine community continues to be underserved and often underutilize behavioral health services (Blanco et al., 2007). For this reason, it is imperative that psychologists and other behavioral health providers have specialized training to best meet the community’s needs. The current literature fails to explore how Latine psychology concentrations are curated to train and inform future clinicians. This study examined existing Latine specialty programs within clinical and counseling psychology graduate schools to better understand how they were designed and implemented. The study used an online survey to explore the experiences of nine program directors and highlighted similar themes in curriculum, training opportunities, reflections, etc. This information is also used to provide recommendations for future graduate school training programs hoping to develop similar specialty areas.

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Leeza Rojas


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English (eng)


62 pgs

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850 KB

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