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PASEO


A Spanish for Mental Health Immersion Program

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PASEO


A Spanish for Mental Health Immersion Program

 

OVERVIEW

 

Psychology and Spanish Elective Opportunity (PASEO, LLC) is an immersion-based language training program designed to build Spanish skills for use in mental health settings, while also closing gaps to mental health treatment in under-served communities in Northern Peru.

 

 
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THE PROGRAM


PASEO is committed to uniting individuals who are passionate about global mental health

THE PROGRAM


PASEO is committed to uniting individuals who are passionate about global mental health

Psychology and Spanish Elective Opportunity (PASEO) LLC, is a bilingual mental health organization that offers specialized language and culture training for students and professionals in psychology and related fields. The program is designed to help individuals in the mental health field strengthen their linguistic and clinical skills to better service Latinx populations in the United States and globally, while also providing psychoeducational and mental health prevention services to children and families in low resource regions of Peru who might not otherwise be able to access such services.

PASEO works in collaboration with local non-profits and educational centers in Northern Peru and in the Peruvian highlands, as well as with local language teachers and mental health professionals, in an attempt to offer a sustainable, responsible, and culturally-sensitive immersion and practicum experience. 

All students in the PASEO program participate in the following:

1. Specialized training in Spanish for mental health.

2. Didactic seminars on working with Latinx clients and on delivering mental health in low resource settings.

3. Service learning through engagement in psychosocial and educational activities.

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OUR PARTNERS


PASEO works with organizations across Peru to help students gain insight into mental health in different contexts.

OUR PARTNERS


PASEO works with organizations across Peru to help students gain insight into mental health in different contexts.

Sayariy-Resurgiendo

El Porvenir, Perú

Sayariy Resurgiendo is a grassroots organisation designed to connect rural to urban migrants with social, educational, and economic resources and provide empowerment and support to help the families create a cohesive, safe, and fair community. PASEO is the mental health partner of of Sayariy, and provides assessment, brief, solutions-focused or skills-based therapy, parenting workshops, sexual abuse prevention classes, and training for local and international volunteers working with the organization.

SOLID INTERNATIONAL

Ayacucho, Perú

Solid International is an organization based in the central highlands of Peru that seeks to provide economic and social empowerment services to vulnerable groups as well as social entrepreneurs in order to improve the quality of life of all participants. PASEO works primarily with the Solid's psychosocial program, Diamanta, which works to empower and protect adolescents in vulnerable situations related to poverty, partner violence, sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy.

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

Denver, Colorado

PASEO collaborates with the Master's Program in International Disaster Psychology (MAIDP) at the University of Denver. The program is designed for those who wish to provide effective mental health services to individuals and communities in the US and globally who are affected by traumatic events, civil conflict, natural disasters and health-related pandemics. This collaboration enables us to provide program evaluation services to our partners at little to no cost. Whilst two students from the IDP program complete a practicum with PASEO each year.