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Social Justice Response Team


In agreement with CLPA’s mission statement, the SJRT is dedicated to bringing awareness to the sociopolitical systems that impact the BIPOC/Latinx community, while creating and promoting avenues for mental health clinicians to learn, advocate for, and disseminate resources to the community. A key goal of the SJRT is to inform and guide the CLPA Leadership Team on important social issues and ways to respond to these issues as an organization.


 Respond quickly to social justice issues as they arise to bring awareness to injustices.  

 Develop ongoing educational resources on how to clinicians can manage these injustices and help advocate for clients 

 Create resources for the BIPOC/Latinx community

 Inform and guide the CLPA Leadership Team on matters of social justice important to the organization

Current SJRT areas of focus are:

Promoting Mental and Physical Health in BIPOC communities

Improving Pathways to Higher Education for BIPOC students

Advocacy for Latinx Immigrants

Addressing Health Disparities in BIPOC communities


Team Members

Martha Hernandez, Ph.D.

Alexandra Martinez, M.S.
Gabriela Pineda, M.S.

Jesus Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Interested in joining the SJRT? 

If you are committed to social justice and advocacy,

please consider joining our team.

For more information about how to join our team,

contact Jesus Rodriguez, Ph.D., at


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