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If you are interested in taking some but not all Esperanza certificate courses, please contact Dr. Ramírez Stege directly at ramirezstege@wisc.edu

Review a summary of the Esperanza Certificate here.

Esperanza Bilingual Mental Health Services Certificate Application

Online application form for applying for the Esperanza Certificate program

Spring 2024-25 applications DUE MON Nov 6 at 5:00 p.m. CST
e.g., Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Family Medicine, Public Health.
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Complete the ACTFL Proficiency Placement Test. Institution look up: “University of Wisconsin-Madison Esperanza Certificate”. Students applying must demonstrate Intermediate to Advanced Spanish language proficiency. This is a non-proctored test with a cost of $15 and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Results will be immediately available.
List the total courses you will be taking each semester while in the Esperanza certificate, including the required Esperanza courses to assess how these will fit your schedule.
SPRING Total Credits CP 500 (1-credit)
SUMMER Total Credits CP/CLS 525 Dimensions of Latinx Mental Health (3-credits); CP 550 Strengthening Latinx Health (3-credits) *note: both classes must be taken the same Summer
FALL Total Credits CP 575 Prac I: Case Conceptualization with Latinxs (1-credit)
SPRING II Total Credits CP 580 Prac II: Treatment Planning & Interventions with Latinxs (1-credit)

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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate students who are in a clinically-related graduate program (e.g., psychology, social work) are eligible to apply. Please note that enrollment in the certificate courses are an addition to your graduate program expectations and may incur additional enrollment fees based on individual student’s financial packages. 
  • Once approved to the Esperanza Certificate, we will follow-up with information about submitting the online Graduate School Form to add the certificate plan to your student record for your official transcript.
  • Students are individually responsible for applying to practicum/internship sites that can provide at least 25% of clinical experience in Spanish. If applicable, students are encouraged to highlight their involvement in Esperanza Partnership (UW-Centro Hispano) as part of their application materials.