The demand for bilingual mental health professionals in Southern California has grown as our population demographics have changed. To meet this need in our community Antioch University Santa Barbara has designed a concentration in Latino Mental Health specifically for students who are bilingual that provides specialized training in working with Latino individuals and their families.
Students take all of the courses required for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the 90-unit program which includes concentration courses focusing specifically on Latino clients. Concentration classes include Latino Mental Health, Clinical Skills in the Latino Context, Bilingual Group Therapy, and Interventions with Latino Couples and Families.
Latino Mental Health Plan of Study
*Courses offered online or on alternate cohort day.
|Total Units 90||Latino Mental Health Plan of Study|
|First Quarter||(10.5 units)|
|PSC532A||Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Response (1.5) *|
|PSC511||Latino Mental Health (3)|
|PSC504||Human Development and Diversity (3) *|
|PSC501A||Theories of Psychotherapy in Context (3) *|
|Second Quarter||(11 units)|
|PSC503A||Research Methods (3)|
|PSC512A||Clinical Skills I: The Psychotherapeutic Relationship in the Latino Context (3)|
|PSC524||Contemporary Theories of Psychotherapy (2)|
|PSC506A||Psychopathology (3) *|
|Third Quarter||(12 units)|
|PSC517||Clinical Skills II: The Psychotherapeutic Process with Latino Clients (3)|
|PSC507A||Theories of Family Systems (3)|
|PSC550B||Domestic Violence: Spousal, Elder and Child Abuse (3)|
|PSC508||Psychological Assessment: Evaluating Individuals and Systems in Context (3) *|
|Fourth Quarter||(10 units)|
|PSC522||Group Theories (1.5 ) *|
|PSC504G||Lifespan Human Development: The Older Adult (1.5) *|
|PSC538B||Professional Ethics and the Law (3)|
|PSC515||Clinical Skills with Latino Families and Couples (3)|
|PSC538D||Professional Orientation (1) *|
|Fifth Quarter||(12 units)|
|PSC650B||Practicum I: Clinical Evaluation and Crisis Intervention (3)|
|PSC531A||Intimate Relationships (3)|
|PSC516||The Process of Bilingual Group Psychotherapy (3)|
|PSC546||Psychopharmacology for Therapists (3) *|
|Sixth Quarter||(11 units)|
|PSC650C||Practicum II: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)|
|PSC530||Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (3)|
|PSC545A||Substance Related Disorders and Other Addictive Behaviors (3) *|
|PSC563||Loss and Bereavement (2)|
|Seventh Quarter||(12.5 units)|
|PSC650D||Practicum III: Clinical Interventions (3)|
|PSC505||Clinical Skills in the Multicultural Context (3)|
|PSC551||Community Mental Health (3)|
|PSC555A||Dual Diagnosis: Substance Related and Co-Occurring Disorders (1.5) *|
|PSC507H||Advanced Family Therapy: Special Populations (2) *|
|Eighth Quarter||(11 units)|
|PSC650E||Practicum IV: Integrating Clinical Skills (3)|
|PSC532||Trauma Counseling (3)|
|PSC537B||Human Sexuality and Counseling (3)|
|PSC507I||Advanced Family Therapy: Evidence-Based Practice (2) *|
|Total Units 90|
Latino Mental Health Faculty
Albert “Al” Munoz-Flores, PsyD, is adjunct faculty for the Master’s in Clinical Psychology Program. He previously served as the program’s Director of Clinical Training for four years in addition to overseeing the program’s Latino Mental Health Concentration. He holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensics from Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California.
Dr. Munoz-Flores has completed an APA Certified Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology from Casa Pacifica Residential Treatment Center in Camarillo. During his predoctoral internship, Dr. Munoz-Flores treated children and adolescents who were diagnosed with a severe emotional disturbance. Dr. Munoz-Flores also completed advanced studies in chemical addiction and crisis evaluation at Tarzana Treatment Centers. Before joining the AUSB faculty, Dr. Munoz-Flores worked as a school-based, and crisis staff therapist at Child & Family Center in Santa Clarita, California. Dr. Munoz-Flores is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish, and his primary clinical interest is in working with Latino families to strengthen their parenting skills.
Dr. Munoz-Flores is the Host of the Central Coast Region of the California Marriage and Family Consortium. He also serves as a member of the Leadership Collaborative of the California Marriage and Family Therapy Consortium.
Mariela Marin, MFT, earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara in 2005. She currently serves as Co-Director at Community Counseling and Education Center allowing her the opportunity to work not only with the community, but also with talented trainees and interns. She has previously worked with other area non-profits serving abused and neglected children and the LGBTQ community. Mariela’s strong interest in the area of multicultural competence and is dedicated to combating power, oppression and privilege through the empowerment of her clients and students.
View a complete list of MA Clinical Faculty.