» Competition 6 - Santander

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, US

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, US
Partners: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico),
UCSD-UABC Health Frontiers in Tijuana, HFiT (Mexico)

“Healthy Minds, Resilient Communities”

Through a joint effort between the University of California, San Diego, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, and UCSD-UABC Health Frontiers in Tijuana, a student-run free clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, medical, masters, and doctoral level clinical psychology students from partnering institutions will participate in academic and experiential learning activities focused on global mental health. The combined experience of the Healthy Minds, Resilient Communities program, which encompasses two new academic mental health courses at the UCSD and UABC campuses, training sessions at the HFiT Clinic, and service projects in Tijuana will allow students to learn about mental health in the context of ongoing trauma, poverty, displacement, and chronic health conditions, as well the importance of culturally competent mental health services and interventions for vulnerable populations living in such conditions.

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