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Social Justice Advocacy: A Global Mission
The department of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) promotes social justice advocacy as we prepare paraprofessionals in the helping professions and professionals in clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, and clinical psychopharmacology. What is social justice advocacy? It involves noticing how systems are unfair to certain groups and striving to become a change agent to increase equity in our communities so that the services we provide reach all those who need them and are effective for diverse populations. We train our students to take a global perspective to understanding these kinds of dynamics, which change depending on the context. CEP faculty conduct multicultural research https://cep.nmsu.edu/affiliated-programs/other-research-teams-in-cep/ and train students to work with clients who may be different from themselves in terms of their races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and other intersectional identities. Each program strives to strengthen our collaborative relationships with educational, health, mental health, medical, and other community and university settings to help reduce health, mental health, and educational disparities. Join us to engage in active learning, emotional growth, critical thinking, and respectful dialogues across diverse perspectives.
Message from Department Head
Let me be the first to welcome you to a community that intentionally hopes to provide people from many diverse groups with a seat at the table. Our work tends to focus on racial and ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, Spanish speakers, and first generation college students, because we are concerned about the effects of discrimination, poverty, and undocumented status on people’s health and wellbeing. If you share this interest, apply to one of the programs in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University. You will find caring and accomplished faculty members to mentor you through the challenges involved in graduate study. Explore the website to find out more about a specific program, but if you can’t decide which one is for you, contact me and we will talk more (email@example.com).