Springfield College welcomed Renowned Leader in Multicultural Counseling and Past President of the American Counseling Association Patricia Arredondo on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Harold C. Smith Presentation Room in the Stitzer Welcome Center at Judd Gymnasia. Arredondo, who is president of Arredondo Advisory Group, discussed how heterogeneity of Latinx clients provides rich opportunities for culture-specific learning and practice.
During the presentation, attention was given to cultural anchors such as familismo, personalismo, ganas, and esperanza, (familism, personalism, desire, and hope.)
Arredondo has dedicated her career to advancing social justice, cultural competency development, Latinx mental health education, and organizational diversity strategy. Her work is informed by her expertise in cultural competency, change management, and psychological principles of adult development.
The event was sponsored by the RHO ALPHA XI National Counseling Honor Society.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.