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Multicultural health care program at NMSU gets funding renewed

The New Mexico State University Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, in collaboration with the School of Social Work and the Southern New Mexico Family Practice Residency Program, has received a $340,000 grant to continue the Graduate Psychology Education Program for the next three years.

The program, made possible by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide students studying counseling psychology, family practice medicine and social work with hands-on experience in integrative, multicultural health care to clientele living in medically underserved communities.

"We hope this program will support the collaboration of mental and physical health practices and encourage students in mental health professions to seek job opportunities in medical settings," said Eve Adams, associate professor of counseling and educational psychology in the College of Education and director of training for the counseling psychology doctoral program.

The three-year program will provide community-based experiences in family practice centers such as Memorial Medical Center, school-based Student Health Centers, Camino de Vida, La Clinica de Familia and other local agencies.

HRSA awarded only 20 grants nationally to programs that expand and improve services such as healthcare systems, maternal and child health, professions, HIV and AIDS treatment and rural health.

For more information call (505) 646-1142.