Latino Mental Health Concentration

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 90Latino Mental Health Plan of Study
First Quarter(10.5 units)
PSC532ACrisis, Disaster and Emergency Response (1.5) *
PSC511Latino Mental Health (3)
PSC504Human Development and Diversity (3) *
PSC501ATheories of Psychotherapy in Context (3) *
Second Quarter(11 units)
PSC503AResearch Methods (3)
PSC512AClinical Skills I: The Psychotherapeutic Relationship in the Latino Context (3)
PSC524Contemporary Theories of Psychotherapy (2)
PSC506APsychopathology (3) *
Third Quarter(12 units)
PSC517Clinical Skills II: The Psychotherapeutic Process with Latino Clients (3)
PSC507ATheories of Family Systems (3)
PSC550BDomestic Violence: Spousal, Elder and Child Abuse (3)
PSC508Psychological Assessment: Evaluating Individuals and Systems in Context (3) *
Fourth Quarter(10 units)
PSC522Group Theories (1.5 ) *
PSC504GLifespan Human Development: The Older Adult (1.5) *
PSC538BProfessional Ethics and the Law (3)
PSC515Clinical Skills with Latino Families and Couples (3)
PSC538DProfessional Orientation (1) *
Fifth Quarter(12 units)
PSC650BPracticum I: Clinical Evaluation and Crisis Intervention (3)
PSC531AIntimate Relationships (3)
PSC516The Process of Bilingual Group Psychotherapy (3)
PSC546Psychopharmacology for Therapists (3) *
Sixth Quarter(11 units)
PSC650CPracticum II: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)
PSC530Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (3)
PSC545ASubstance Related Disorders and Other Addictive Behaviors (3) *
PSC563Loss and Bereavement (2)
Seventh Quarter(12.5 units)
PSC650DPracticum III: Clinical Interventions (3)
PSC505Clinical Skills in the Multicultural Context (3)
PSC551Community Mental Health (3)
PSC555ADual Diagnosis: Substance Related and Co-Occurring Disorders (1.5) *
PSC507HAdvanced Family Therapy: Special Populations (2) *
Eighth Quarter(11 units)
PSC650EPracticum IV: Integrating Clinical Skills (3)
PSC532Trauma Counseling (3)
PSC537BHuman Sexuality and Counseling (3)
PSC507IAdvanced 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.