• CMGMH Symbolizing Collaboration

    The mission of the Center is to train, educate, mentor, and prepare a cadre of professionals to address mental health disparities, and serve culturally diverse individuals and communities locally and across the globe.

  • CMGMH - Ethnically Diverse Youth

    The Center's vision is to inspire and empower students, clinicians, educators, and other providers as agents of social justice with a passion for and commitment to serving historically marginalized populations.

  • CMGMH Multicultural Family

    CMGMH is comprised of academic programs at William James College that focus primarily on historically marginalized groups and underserved communities.

  • CMGMH Diverse Group of Friends

    CMGMH offers transformative immersion experiences that will expose, inform, and deepen students' knowledge, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and cultural fluency.

Lucero Scholar

Lucero Scholar Yayci PatiñoYayci Patiño, Clinical PsyD Student

Born in Cali, Colombia. BS in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

I am fortunate to be a Lucero Scholar. I was born in Colombia and move to Orlando, Florida at age 13. After a rough start in a new culture and learning a new language, I was able to reach my very first academic goal and became the first one in my family to earn a college degree. I earned my Bachelor's degree from the Univeristy of Central Florida in 2012 and my Master's in Clinical Psychology in 2015. In August of 2015, I moved to Boston, Massachusetts and joined the William James family.

The Latino Mental Health program sparked of my interest to apply to WJC as this program's objectives overlap with my professional goals. As a first generation immigrant, I look forward to making a difference in my community and hopefully spread my passion to future Latino generations. My immigration journey and the love for my culture is what fuels my commitment with the Latino population. I am truly grateful l to be part of the LMHP team!

Guatemala Immersion

Photo from Guatemala Summer Immersion

Meet Our Lucero Scholars

Lucero Scholars