Dr. Kari Eddington, Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training, has received one of four clinical training grants from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). Part of the SSCP’s Varda Shoham Clinical Science Training Initiative, the grant will help prepare UNCG clinical psychology students to work more effectively with Latinx patients by delivering evidence-based, culturally responsive care. Funds will support a partnership with the Durham-based La Mesita Latinx Mental Health network, which will provide resources and training.
The project summary explains:
Given the growth of the Latinx population in this country and the demand for clinicians who can provide mental health services to that population, we aim to expand our students’ ability to deliver evidence-based care in a culturally-responsive manner. This project would allow us to take a first step toward this aim through a partnership with El Futuro’s La Mesita Latinx Mental Health Network. One of the goals of La Mesita is to provide up-to-date, relevant, and culturally responsive training on Latinx mental health to students and professionals. As such, La Mesita has created a self-directed course that provides an overview of Latinx culture as well as evidence-based models of care for working with this community.
Learn more about Dr. Eddington’s work.
Learn more about UNCG’s Clinical Psychology Program.