Category Archives: Latino Mental Health

La Clínica Neuropsicología de UNIBE

This week the MSPP group spent their mornings shadowing Costa Rican clinicians. Half of the students were at the Hospital Calderón Guardia and the other half were at the Clínica UNIBE. We were at the UNIBE Neuropsychological Clinic where we … Continue reading

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Las Familias

After a smooth day of traveling, our wonderful bus driver Marco dropped each of us off to meet our host families. As we saw student after student get off the bus and be introduced to their host family, the anticipation … Continue reading

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Hola From Costa Rica

Greetings from the LMHP immersion program. This is Oren, Eleonora and Carla reporting from Costa Rica! So far our trip to Costa Rica has been rich and informative. We have learned a great deal about Latin American and Costa Rican culture … Continue reading

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¡Pura vida! =)

This is Valerie, Becca W, and Zach writing from Costa Rica! It has been almost 1 week since arriving in Costa Rica and I am so thankful to be here. Truthfully, this is the best-organized program I have been fortunate … Continue reading

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Guest Faculty Post: Latino Mental Health Program immersion through UNIBE in Costa Rica

We left Boston on Saturday morning (we were at Logan at 6 am!), stopped in Miami and arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica in the afternoon.  The people from UNIBE (Universidad Iberoamericana) were ready for us at the airport and … Continue reading

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For the last two weeks my world has revolved around the patio at El Rancho.  There have been few people here, and sitting around the patio we have access to wireless and the five dogs that keep us company.    It came as quite … Continue reading

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First Impressions

I arrived in San Jose on Monday and was efficiently whisked away to El Rancho.  Within the confines of El Rancho, one could be transported most anywhere.  It is full of greenery and the beautiful songs of both birds and cicadas.  I have to chuckle though, … Continue reading

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Dr. Cynthia Lucero

Dr. Cynthia Lucero is a name I have heard over and over again since my arrival at MSPP. In fact, her legacy was one of the things that tipped the scale for me when making my final decision about which … Continue reading

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Where Did the Week Go?!

When asked by my uncle to describe the week that I’ve had I could only think of one phrase: controlled chaos. I’ve known my general school/work/practicum schedule for some time now but this was a random week. Because of other … Continue reading

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Week 4 Volunteer Work

Hola! As part of week four our group volunteered at various sites, including two elementary schools. While working in one of the elementary schools, Rachel, Aly and I were able to speak with five mothers one morning. These mothers expressed … Continue reading

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