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Hispanic - Latino Spotlight

The Latino Americans Collection: Foreigners in their Own Land (video)
Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos.

Hispanic Psychology Scholars and Therapists

Hispanic Contributions to Psychology
Highlights 11 individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of psychology in recent centuries.

Lillian Comas-Diaz
Lillian Comas-Díaz is a pioneer in the field of ethnocultural approaches to mental health. She is both a clinical practitioner and multicultural feminist psychologist, writing numerous journal articles and books pushing the field toward more inclusive and less ethnocentric theories and practices. 

Find a Hispanic or Latino Therapist
If you need to look beyond SCU for assistance, you can use this site to locate Hispanic and Latino therapists or therapists who are sensitive to Hispanic cultural issues.

Santa Clara Professors in Counseling Psychology

Jasmín Llamas (Ph.D)
10/14/2020 Note: Dr. Llamas won The Award for Recent Achievement in Scholarship at Santa Clara. This award recognizes a tenured faculty member or senior lecturer whose scholarly or creative work during the previous five years represents a major contribution to a field of knowledge or to the arts.

Professor Llamas is a Bay Area native and Santa Clara University alum, receiving her bachelors in Combined Sciences and Psychology and master’s in Counseling Psychology. After SCU she attended University of California, Santa Barbara earning a doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, an additional master’s in Research Methodology, and a Certificate in College and University Teaching. She completed a fellowship at University of California, San Francisco with a specialization in public health and minority populations. Her research interests center on addressing health disparities and examining cultural factors that impact health and wellness, with emphasis on Latinx populations. She is very active within the American Psychological Association and serves on the Board for the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests Leadership Development Institute. She recently co-edited a special issue in the Journal of Peace Psychology focused on Latinas.  At SCU, she has a team of active research assistants that have presented with her at local and national conferences. Her research team is currently working on several projects including a longitudinal study on student debt, a program evaluation of the LEAD Scholars program, a mixed methods study on young adult tobacco use, and a new study examining smoke drift in multiunit housing. 

Professor Llamas teaches this course in the Counseling Psychology program.

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • She noted that all the classes she teaches attend to issues of diversity and the Latinx population in specific.