Ánimo Latinx Counseling Emphasis
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The Ánimo: Latinx Counseling Emphasis is part of the California State University, Fullerton Department of Counseling Master of Science emphasis. The program addresses the critical shortage of culturally sensitive and bilingual professional counselors who can provide therapeutic care to Latinx and Spanish- speaking adults and children.
There are not enough bilingual and bicultural mental health clinicians to meet Latinx community needs.
- Latinx are the largest ethnic group in California, but the state has one of the largest gaps in Spanish-speaking mental health providers.
- Two-thirds of all primary care providers in the U.S. say they have trouble finding mental health specialists to refer their patients to.
- Fewer than 10 master’s programs in the country provide bilingual/bicultural counselor training.
The Ánimo Emphasis ensures that the Latinx population in California will receive culturally sensitive mental health care from skilled providers via a renowned master’s level curriculum designed for those seeking licensure in California as marriage and family therapists and professional clinical counselors. Your support will ensure that we can continue to support our Latinx community!