Latino Professional Development Program
at North Range Behavioral Health
1300 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
A shortage of licensed bilingual/bicultural mental health professionals in
northeast Colorado posed a serious challenge to meeting the need for culturally
competent and linguistically appropriate mental health services for the growing
Latino population in the region. In response to this need, the North Range
Behavioral Health (NRBH) Bilingual/Bicultural Scholarship/Internship Program was
developed in collaboration with the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley)
and Colorado State University (Ft. Collins) to address this shortage.
Initially funded by a grant from the Colorado Trust Foundation, the program
provides tuition support and a paid internship for bilingual (Spanish)/bicultural
individuals who enroll in either the master's level Clinical Counseling Program
at the University of Northern Colorado or the master's degree program in the
School of Social Work at Colorado State University.
After completing their coursework and internship training, students will have
a graduate degree qualifying them to work as mental health professionals. In
return for their educational support, these students agree to work for two years
as part of the NRBH Multicultural Services Program.
The mission of the Multicultural Services program is to provide professional,
culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services. The Multicultural
Services program clinically focuses on the importance of culture, language, and
diversity in its approach to assessment and treatment.
The program is not currently accepting applications.
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Access to Internship Application
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jodi McCarthy,
project coordinator for the Latino Professional Development Program via email at