“The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever.”
– Sonia Sotomayor
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Multilingual clinicians-in-training and post-doctoral candidates who are fully fluent in Spanish and who meet the academic criteria for a clinical training opportunity at La Cocina are welcome to apply to La Cocina’s Applied Liberation Psychology and Latine Mental Healthcare clinical training programs. All masters, Ph.D., and post-doctoral training positions open in March, and recruitment closes at the end of April. Please apply for internship and externship training and for postdoctoral fellowship opportunities by completing La Cocina’s Online Clinical Trainee Application. Be sure to include your Curriculum Vitae (CV) when prompted for upload in the application form. All clinical training positions available at La Cocina offer hourly pay for trainees’ time and contributions. La Cocina’s 2023-2024 clinical training programs begin June 19, 2023, and conclude May 31, 2024.
MASTERS, PSY.D., AND PH.D. LEVEL TRAINING POSITIONS
Spanish-speaking graduate students in their final year of counseling, family therapy, clinical social work, or applied psychology studies may apply to La Cocina’s general and/or specialized Applied Latine Mental Healthcare Internships to gain experience with culturally-affirming skills and practice and to learn a community-centering liberatory approach to mental healthcare. Masters-level positions accepting applications for the 2023-2024 training year include:
Parental, Infancy & Early Childhood Applied Latine Mental Healthcare Internship
Graduate students selected for this position will work in La Cocina’s Parental, Infancy & Early Childhood Mental Health (PIECMH) specialty area.
Children & Families Applied Latine Mental Healthcare Internship
Graduate students selected for this position will work with Latine school-age youths and their families.
General Applied Latine Mental Healthcare Internship (Adults)
Graduate students selected for this position will work as generalists in La Cocina’s teams working with individual adult clients. This may include work in La Cocina’s Mind Over Border forensic mental health assessment team.
Intern’s 2023-2024 Rate of Pay
$18 per hour for masters level trainees; 20-hour per week required.
$23 per hour for doctoral-level trainees; 15-20 hours per week required.
ADDITIONAL DOCTORAL-LEVEL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Spanish-speaking doctoral students specializing in the psychological assessment are invited to apply to La Cocina’s bilingual (Spanish-English) infancy and early childhood neurodevelopmental assessment center. Other opportunities supporting work with Latine individuals, children, and families, include forensic mental health assessment with persons in immigration proceedings and general neuropsychological assessment with school-age youths. Doctoral-level interns accepted to these positions earn $23 per hour and are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Every year La Cocina funds two full-time clinical postdoctoral fellowships. Wholly focused on in-depth specialized training in Applied Latine Psychology or Applied Latine Counseling Psychology, these fellowships are designed for Latine doctoral candidates awaiting graduation or recent graduates to delve deeply into La Cocina’s three primary specialization areas, including:
Specialization in Latine PIECMH (Parental, Infancy & Early Childhood Mental Health) Services, which includes enrollment in La Red’s 2023-2024 training in LiBRC (Liberation-Based Reflective Consultation) and Supervision.
Specialization in Latine Infancy & Early Childhood Neurodevelopmental Assessment (multilingual speciality area), which includes enrollment in La Red’s 2023-2024 training in LiBRC (Liberation-Based Reflective Consultation) and Supervision.
Specialization in Forensic Mental Health Assessment for Persons in Immigration Proceedings (Mind Over Border Program), which includes enrollment in La Red’s 2023-2024 training in LiBRC (Liberation-Based Reflective Consultation) and Supervision, and provides applied training in expert testimony.
Postdoctoral Fellows 2023-2024 Rate of Pay
$56,000 annually; eligible for full benefits package.
PARTNERSHIPS TO PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES AND/OR CONSULTATION
Periodically La Cocina will consider partnerships that include direct-service(s) contractual agreements, particularly if these are in alignment with our mission, vision, and values. Please complete our Training, Capacity Building & Direct Services Interest form below to express your interest in partnering with La Cocina to provide these services in your community and/or organization. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Custom Training & Capacity Building
Now more than ever, Latine-serving organizations and their teams are called to lead community-participatory action, to work from a clear advocacy framework, and to recognize, acknowledge and speak against the negative impacts of unjust and inaccessible systems, including mental healthcare and recovery systems. If your clinical team is ready to build their capacity and participation in equitable mental healthcare approaches and practices that center the needs of Latine individuals, children, families, and their communities, you’ve come to the right place!
La Cocina’s training in Applied Liberation Psychology and Liberation-Based Reflective Consultation (LiBRC) and Supervision will introduce your team to practice-based training approaches and liberatory service frameworks for working with Latine patients/clients and/or communities. Have we hit the nail on the head? Fill out the form below!