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Evaluation


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Evaluation


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As we run into our third year in 2017, the evaluation of the long-term effect our program has on PASEO participants, both students and stakeholders in Peru, remains in it's infancy. While our evaluation process is currently focused on feedback from PASEO students, our aim going forwards is to implement a more thorough evaluation of our programs and processes.

As such, the information on this page centers on the feedback from PASEO alumni over the past two years.

 

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Meeting Program Aims


Meeting Program Aims


BUILDING SPANISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR USE IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS

2016 rating: 9.1 / 10

PASEO me ha ayudado bastante con respecto a la cultura Latina Americana, un vocabulario de psicología mas profesional, y me ha hecho pensar críticamente que no todas las culturas caben en un solo molde.
I thought this aim was greatly addressed! I very much enjoyed all of the classes and really enjoyed that they all built upon one another.

INCREASE KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES IN WORKING WITH LATINX YOUTH AND FAMILIES

2016 rating: 9.1 / 10

Extremely helpful in discussing tools for evaluation as well as how treatments are adapted.
I thought all of these modules were interesting and useful. I don’t think I would change anything for future groups.

INCREASE COMPETENCIES IN PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS

2016 rating: 9.1 / 10

I also loved this class! It was eye opening and useful to learn more specifically about the country in which we were living and working. It also gave a solid example of one country from a global mental health perspective. Often, I get caught up in the grad school world in the US, and this class really showed me to broaden and be aware of other perspectives.
In order to be effective with minimal resources, I had to flex my creative muscles. I failed. A lot. I made mistakes in the language, had group activities flop, and accidentally offended the staff due to cultural differences in our styles of greeting. I repaired, a lot. I reduced my language errors with generous help from clients, classmates, teachers and my supervisor. I now feel like I have a newfound purpose: to continue to improve the quality of psychological services for Spanish-speakers at home and abroad. I have never felt more excited to do the important work of providing psychotherapy.
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Seminars and sKILLS


Seminars and sKILLS


2016 Seminar Ratings


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Motivational Interviewing

Taught by: David Martinez, PhD

2016 rating: 10 / 10

Although I had taken classes in Motivational Interviewing in English (my first language) prior to PASEO, I believe I learned just as much about the theory, structure, and delivery of Motivational Interviewing during 3 PASEO classes in Spanish as I had in all the classes before it. The instruction was clear and engaging and the class allowed for lots of practical applications of the material. It was an added bonus that the class also helped to improve my mental health-specific Spanish vocabulary and cultural competency.
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'Psychology in Peru' Series

Taught by: Licensiada Lourdes Cabel Salinas

2016 rating: 9.8 / 10

This is a definite highlight of the program. I thoroughly enjoyed the discussions we had in Ms. Cabel Salinas’ class. Her classes were interesting and we had opportunities to share how mental health looks in other countries. Her collaborative approach to teaching and her vast knowledge of mental health history in Peru was extremely valuable. We also spent some time reviewing scientific literature in Spanish, which was helpful.

Parejas Comunitarias

2016 rating: 9.6 / 10

"Meeting with the mothers in El Porvenir was one of the most enlightening and important parts of this experience for me."
 
"This experience was both valuable and touching. Having the opportunity to talk to the women of El Porvenir was reminder of how much work there is for us to do and personally, it was a reminder of how resilient a person."
 
"This was SO humbling and amazing. I found myself nervous every week preparing to meet with the moms, just because it was so important to me and because the moms really were a fountain of information & warmth. This was one of my favorite aspects of the program."
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STUDENTS MOST IMPROVED SKILLS IN 2016

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Placement


Placement


2016 rating: 8.1 / 10

 
It was very relevant to my field and provided opportunities to learn about students’ disabilities and some of the important Spanish vocabulary used when working with them.
I enjoyed the opportunity to see not only how things functioned within the school but also the opportunities I had to visit the inclusive educational institutions around Trujillo.
This is a huge learning experience of learning how to flex and flow. It’s important that while we are here to learn, it is just as important to be aware that we are also here to serve and integrate with the community. In the Latinx community, without established strong rapport and relationship building, we may not be very successful. To have the most impact we may need to spend more time just being present and “doing” less.