MSW student Roberto Godinez is the recipient of a prestigious fellowship from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). The fellowship enhances the training of master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study who have an interest in mental health and/or substance use disorder service delivery to racial/ethnic minority populations.
Roberto is an advanced standing MSW student with a focus in mental health. His field placement is at Clinica Latina where he provides mental health services to primarily Spanish speaking clients. “My current mental health interest is in providing mental health services that are culturally relevant to members of the Latinx community and transnational/immigrant families,” he said.
The purpose of the national fellowship program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals available to serve racial/ethnic minority populations.