The Institute of Chicana/o Psychology offers online educational courses in Chicana/o/x Psychology annually on a rotating basis. Below are descriptions of our current courses.
Chicana/o/x Psychology Online Course Series #1
Foundations of Chicana/o/x Psychology
This course examines the current and historical status of Mexican Americans in the field of psychology. Psychological research and theory on the cultural, societal, and historical influences on the well-being and characteristics of Mexican Americans will be explored.
Class Sessions –
History of Chicana/o/x Psychology & Current Relevance
Family Roles & Functioning
Spirituality, Healing, & Well-being
Gender Roles Experiences
A Chicana/o/x Liberation Psychology
Fall 2020 (Sept 22 – Oct 27)
Spring 2021 (Jan 14 – Feb 18)
Spring 2022 (Jan. 25 – Mar. 1)
NEXT Class starts January 12th, 2023! REGISTER here!
Chicana/o/x Psychology Online Course Series #2
Explorations in Chicana/o/x Identity
This course will explore the different influences in Chicana/o/x identity development and its impact on individual and community wellness and well-being. This course is part of the Institute’s on-going series in Chicana/o/x Psychology. The role of Chicana/o/x ethnic identity is a foundational aspect and the most researched area in Chicana/o/x Psychology. Chicana/o/x identity is also a core aspect of the Chicana/o/x experience historically and contemporarily.
Class Sessions –
Being & Becoming Chicana/o/x: Pride, Decolonization, Chicanismo/a/x
Chicana/o/x Identity Development Models
Acculturation, Generational Statues, Migration/Immigration
Impact of Chicana/o/x Identity in schools
Chicana/o/x LGBTQ identities
Impact of Social & Media Images
Spring, 2020 (April 13 – May 18)
Fall, 2021 (Sept. 23 – Oct. 28)
NEXT Class starts May 23rd, 2023! REGISTER here!
Chicana/o/x Psychology Online Course Series #3
Contemporary Chicana/o/x Families
This is the third course in our series and will explore the psychology of the Chicana/o/x family. The role and influence of the family system on psychological development, social development and overall wellness of Chicana/o/x individuals is of significant importance historically and currently. During this 6 week class we will examine how cultural, social, and historical influences impact the current state of Chicana/o/x family development and well-being.
History and development of the Chicana/o/x family
Form and Function of Familismo
Marriage, couples, relationships (and parenting)
Chicana/o/x LGBTQ+ couples and families
Religious and Spiritual Family Rituals/Traditions
Elderly Chicana/o/x families
Spring, 2022 (April 7 – May 12)
NEXT Class starts September 14th, 2023! REGISTER here!