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e. GME - Psychology Internship

Cultural/ Linguistic Function

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 B. Cultural/Linguistic Function
 
The Psychology Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for interns to be trained to work with ethnic minority populations in general, and to specialize in working with Hispanics from different socioeconomic levels in particular. The trend in ethnic minority growth suggests a large and increasing discrepancy between Hispanics in need of services and availability of culturally competent and relevant treatment. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is an essential component of training. In addition to didactic seminars, clinical experiences with the Hispanic population are supervised by trained, bicultural/bilingual psychologists. Interns are trained to consider cultural variables in work with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. Sensitivity to multicultural issues for mental or medical illness, development, family, education, grief/loss and service delivery is fostered.