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A CAU student wins the APA's STAY Minority Fellowship

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A CAU student wins the APA's STAY Minority Fellowship

"I am touched by the acknowledgment I am receiving for this award", said Jorge Sánchez.

 MIAMI - Albizu University, Miami Campus,  is pleased to announce that Jorge Sanchez, an outstanding student in our Master of Science in Psychology program, has been awarded the STAY Minority Fellowship by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

 The APA's Minority Fellowship Program received a grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration<http://www.samhsa.gov/> (SAMHSA), to create and implement the Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) fellowship in order to support the training of master's level practitioners in mental health services. 

This fellowship is open for applications to students in terminal master's programs in psychology nationwide who are trained to provide mental health services to transition age youth (ages 16 through 25) and their families.

Mr. Sanchez was previously selected to participate in the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals (BHWET) grant program awarded to the Master's in Psychology Programs department at AU, Miami Campus by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

The grant spans a three year period, from October 2014 to October 2017, whereby selected students receive a stipend for one academic year while completing their practicum at participating behavioral healthcare agencies. 

The project is in support of the White House's Now is the Time Behavioral Health Workforce grant program that aims to expand the mental health and substance abuse workforce serving children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth (16-25) at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder.

The faculty commends Mr. Sanchez for his achievements and commitment to working with underserved youth and their families, and wishes him continued success in his professional endeavors.

For futher information please contact the Master's in Psychology Programs Director, Dr. Diana Barroso, at dbarroso@albizu.edu<mailto:dbarroso@albizu.edu.


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