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University Catalog 2023-2024 
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Latinx Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Certificate

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Certificate in Latinx Clinical Mental Health Counseling
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 12 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 12 months

Program Overview

The Latinx Mental Health Counseling Certificate is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills related to working with Latinx clients and community. 

More than 17.6% of the U.S. population (56.6 million) self-identify as Latinx, making people of Latinx origin the nation’s largest racial/ethnic minority (American Psychiatry Association, & Lisotto, 2017).  The 2010 Census reports that Latinx Americans now comprise the largest ethnic/ racial minority group in the United States (50.5 million, or 16.3%), having surpassed African Americans (38.9 million, or 12.6%) (López, Barrio, Kopelowicz, & Vega, 2012). From 2015 to 2016, Latinx population grew by 2% (up to 57.5 million) in the U.S. By 2060, Latinx are expected to make up 30% of the total population (129 million) (American Psychiatry Association, & Lisotto, 2017).  Individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) are a rapidly growing segment of the United States population (Bauer, Chen, & Alegría Margarita, 2010). The Latinx Certificate helps professionals learn knowledge, awareness and skills to work with Latinx clients and their communities.

Students enrolled in the certificate can be part of the AU Latinx Social Justice Institute.

The Latinx Social Justice Institute aims to improve the academic achievement and well-being of Latinx Antioch students in mental health programs, recruit and sustain Latinx students, faculty and staff, create and empower the Latinx community within Antioch University, encourages its students, faculty and community partners to be active members of their Latinx community, obtain on-campus leadership roles and embrace Latin America’s rich culture and history. The institute will incorporate actions on seven foundational areas that are aligned with the Antiochian vision: Service, education and training, mentorship, research, global engagement, and cultural/social justice and advocacy.

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