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Martha Hernandez


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Families with children with a chronic illness, Intergenerational and Medical Trauma, Latinx Immigrant Children and Families, Bilingual Pedagogy and Training
Dr. Martha Hernández is a bilingual clinical psychologist. She earned her B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles and both her masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles. She is the Associate Director of Family Support Services Manager at Ronald McDonald House Charities, Bay Area where she created and implemented a Spanish Track which includes Spanish supervision and didactics for trainees. Additionally she provides training to practicum students working with chronically and critically ill children and their families. Her areas of clinical and research interest include bilingual pedagogy and training, social justice and advocacy for BIPOC individuals, providing trauma-informed and culturally relevant services to immigrants, and working with families with a child with a critical illness. Additionally, she is a clinical supervisor for the Clínica Latina, at Palo Alto University and highly involved with the PAU Latinx Taskforce. She is an adjunct professor at Palo Alto University, where she taught the first cross-programmatic Spanish clinical interviewing course and at Santa Clara University, as part of the Latinx emphasis. She maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, consultation to organizations and conducting psychological immigration evaluations. As a daughter of Mexican farmworkers, she personally saw the struggles they faced as immigrants, and has made their story her passion to advocate for the Latinx community. Lastly, while she is currently living in the Bay Area her heart is still in SoCal.

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