Counseling Spanish Speaking Clients Certificate

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Counseling Spanish Speaking Clients (15 hours)

The Graduate Certification Program addresses the critical shortage of trained professional counselors who serve the mental health needs of the rapidly growing Hispanic/Latino population. The certificate is designed for professional counselors to gain knowledge to conduct counseling sessions in Spanish.  The coursework includes three online courses and two community internship experiences with online supervision.

Domestic Students:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
July 15 November 15 April 15 May 15

International Students:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
May 1 September 1 February 1 February 1

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Requirements specific to this program :

  • Must hold a master's degree in counseling or currently be in the final semester of a master's counseling program

Certificate Requirements (15 semester hours)

CNEP 5329 - Cultural Immersion: Diversity of Spanish Speakers 3 credits
CNEP 5330 - Introduction to Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients 3 credits
CNEP 5331 - Strategies and Interventions for Spanish-Speaking Clients 3 credits

(The following courses require 50 direct client hours each)

CNEP 5332 - Spanish-Speaking Internship I* 3 credits
CNEP 5333 - Spanish-Speaking Internship II* 3 credits

*Students who have an opportunity to travel may substitute CNEP 5329 - Cultural Immersion: Diversity of Spanish Speakers and CNEP 5333 - Internship II courses in a study abroad format in a Spanish-speaking country when offered.

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Contact for More Information:

Dr. Yvonne Castillo

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5818
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5818
Office : 361-825-3995
yvonne.castillo@tamucc.edu