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The Latino Student Psychological Association (LSPA)

The Latino Student Psychological Association (LSPA) is a student affiliate group of the California Latino Psychological Association. We are committed to expanding multicultural awareness within the student psychological community through education, collaboration, and service. We welcome GSEP master's and doctoral psychology students of all cultural backgrounds who are interested in expanding their multicultural awareness, service, and professional competence.

Our meetings, socials, volunteer work, and language workshops provide Pepperdine students with an interest in Latino mental health and multicultural issues an opportunity to network and build a collaborative community within the University. LSPA also facilitates relationships so that faculty mentors can provide support and encouragement to students beginning their graduate careers.

LSPA is interested in learning what areas of the organization are most important to you. Please share your views by participating in this short survey.

For more information, please visit the CLPA website www.latinopsych.org
or e-mail .

Chair

Karen Olivares
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Social Chair

Gloria Lakin
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Outreach Coordinator

Reyna Guerrero
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Janet Soto
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Campus Representatives

Irvine Graduate Campus
Cynthia Ruiz
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Nahal Kaivan
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Encino Graduate Campus
Brenda Perez
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Cindy Torres
Master's Student
Pepperdine University, GSEP

Faculty Sponsors

Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Carrie Castañeda-Sound, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Upcoming Events

Familismo, Personalismo, y Simpatía. ¿Que es eso? Entendiendo Lenguaje, Valores y Términos en Español en Contexto de Cultura

Friday, March 18, 2011
7:00 - 9:00pm

Pepperdine University, Irvine Graduate Campus, Room 324/326 

Presented by: Dr. Susana O. Salgado, Psychologist/Coordinator, Psychological Disabilities, Santa Ana College; current President of the California Latino Psychological Association

Event is for Students, Interns, and Post-Docs with an Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in Spanish. Free to attend, must bring student ID. 

Please RSVP to alexandra.martinez@pepperdine.edu 

Nervios: evaluación y tratamiento de las diferentes manifestaciones de ansiedad en los Latinos

Friday, March 25, 2011
7:00 - 9:00pm
Pepperdine University, Irvine Graduate Campus, Room 324/326

Presented by: Sula Goldenberg, MA, MFT; Bicultural/Bilingual Therapist; Co-Chair, Cultural Attunement Group, California Latino Psychological Association

Event is for Students, Interns, and Post-Docs with an Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in Spanish. Free to attend, must bring student ID. 

Please RSVP to alexandra.martinez@pepperdine.edu 

LGBT, Latinos, y la Comunidad

Co-hosted with California Association for Bilingual Education

Thursday, June 2, 2011
7:00 - 9:00pm
Social/Networking: 6:30 - 7:00pm
Pepperdine University, West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Questions and/or concerns may be directed to

 

Past Events

Sources of Stress, Trauma & Healing in the Latino Family

Friday, February 18, 2011
7:00 - 9:00pm

Pepperdine University, Irvine Graduate Campus

Presented by: Dr. Carrie Castaneda-Sound, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University; President Latina Women Section, American Psychological Association Division of Women

Dos Culturas: The Latino Immigration Experience

2nd Annual Seminar, March 8, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008
Full day: 6 CEU's provided
Pepperdine University, West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Speakers:

Celia Jaes Falicov, Ph.D.
Clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego 

Independent Practice. Latino Immigrants in Therapy: Transnational Journeys Many Latino immigrants are "transnationals" who are able to maintain intense connections with their countries and families. Attention will be paid to separations and reunions that strike at the core of family attachments. An innovative binational/bicultural model that integrates the relational, the community and the cultural-sociopolitical levels will be presented and illustrated with clinical examples.

Rebecca A. Lopez, MSW, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach Immigrant

Processing and Adjustment: Clinical Implications In this workshop, participants will learn about the many categories of legal and illegal immigration to the U.S. which should be considered for effective assessment of healthy adjustment in this country.   Further, from a clinical perspective, this workshop will present a range of unique difficulties often encountered as new immigrant groups attempt to adjust in America, while retaining indigenous spiritual, cultural and health belief systems.

Other Universities with LSPA Chapters

University of La Verne
www.ulv.edu/psychology/

California School of Professional Psychology
(CSPP), at Alliant University
www.alliant.edu


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