Latinas/os represent our nation's largest and fastest growing ethnic group, yet there remains a striking lack of knowledge regarding the unique mental health needs facing the Latina/o population in addition to a troubling shortage of culturally competent mental health professionals prepared to help meet those needs.
The Chicago School's National Center for Research and Practice, Latino Mental Health works to promote well-being in the Latino/a community by contributing to the reduction of mental health disparities while addressing this shortage of culturally competent mental health professionals. The Latino Mental Health Providers Network, an initiative launched in 2009 by CLMH to increase the cultural competency of and build referral networks among Latino mental health providers, serves as a model for a national effort to increase mental health services to the Latino community.
Counseling Centers of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Counseling Centers offer affordable and high-quality mental healthcare to communities throughout Southern California with a dedication towards compassionate, mindful, ethical, innovative, culturally-sensitive, and evidenced-based treatment for people in need. Pre-doctoral and MFT interns as well as doctoral and masters’ level trainees receive the highest-quality supervision and training from our staff of licensed clinical psychologists, and together, they tackle the real-world problems that face our communities. Devastating cuts in social service funding have left tens of thousands of individuals and Southern California families without needed counseling services. Faced with a dire shortage of available and qualified mental health professionals, TCSPP’s Counseling Centers efforts help alleviate this shortage exemplifying The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s mission to serve the underserved.