Category Archives: Latino Mental Health

Fundación VIDHA: The Impact of One Organization

Dot here, checking in from Guayaquil Ecuador. It has been a busy, exciting, informative, at times exhausting, and overall amazing three weeks so far in Ecuador!  My group and I spent the first week doing our rotation at Tecnológico Bolivariano … Continue reading

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Maternidad Sotomayor

Buenas from Ecuador! This is Rebecca Stacy writing from Guayaquil. It’s hard to believe we are finishing with our third week in Ecuador. Our experiences have been invaluable and we are excited to return home with a new enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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Going Clinical for Spring Break

Felix Trede is a 1st year student in the Clinical PsyD program at MSPP.  I have had the pleasure of having clinical seminar with Felix all year.  Our seminar class has become sort of a mini-family, and we often share … Continue reading

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60 Seconds of Impossibility

I am part of the Latino Mental Health Program, and my first class in the program is Introduction to Latino Culture.  Our first assignment is to create a group presentation on the term “latino.”  The challenge: we only have 60-seconds … Continue reading

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Hora de Fiesta

Last night, some of has had the chance to have a little fun as finals loom over us.  It was the Holiday Party for the Latino Mental Health Program.  If you don’t know what that is, you can learn more … Continue reading

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Final Reflections of Costa Rica

This is Becca W, Valerie, and Zach checking in and writing their last entry from Costa Rica. I (Becca) can’t believe we are already in the final days of our Costa Rican experience! Reflecting on the past month makes me … Continue reading

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Education in Ecuador: Week three by Carla

Three weeks into our experience in Ecuador and our group spent time in an elementary school.  The classrooms were divided by grades but there were no windows and the doors opened to a courtyard shared by everyone.  The teachers were … Continue reading

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Escuela Velazco Ibarra & Banos

Buenos dias.  This is Kelly reporting from Ecuador. Last Thursday we finished up our work at the elementary school, Escuela Velazco Ibarra. August 10th is Ecuador’s independence day, so the children were gathered outside for an assembly. It was nice- … Continue reading

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Juvenile Detention Center

Hola! This is Dot, Brian, and Elena reporting from San José, Costa Rica. This week we had the opportunity to take a tour of the largest juvenile detention center in Costa Rica and learn more about the Costa Rican justice … Continue reading

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Mental Health in Costa Rica: Week 3

Hola from Costa Rica! This is Becca W, Valerie, and Zach checking in. Growing knowledge of Costa Rican healthcare Last night, we attended a seminar led by Dr. Andrea Mesén-Fainardi, a local psychiatrist. He studied at NYU and UC Irvine, … Continue reading

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