Aliento Students Complete First Immersion Trip

Fifteen students from the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinas/os, spent two weeks in Buenos Aires, Argentina this June. The immersion program offers Aliento students a perspective on psychology through an international and cultural lens.

During the trip, students attended different workshops and lectures where they learned how psychologists from Argentina work with clients and translated and implemented U.S. psychological principles within the cultural context in Argentina. Students also had the opportunity to hear directly from clients who receive services in Argentina.

In line with the mission of Pepperdine, students spent some time serving a community of single mothers and their children at Granjas Comunitarias Adulam, a village of refuge on the outskirts of the city. The day at Adulam included manual labor projects for those living in the village, playing with the children, and watching Argentina win a World Cup match.

Between the workshops, community service, and the chance to explore a new culture, this immersion program is an incredible opportunity for students to learn about psychology, culture, and the self.

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