Our Community in Mexico City


The average cohort size is between 10 and 15 students, of whom 47% are US citizens, 28% are Mexican or Mexican & U.S. Bi-nationals, and 25% who come from over 10 other countries.

All students share a passion for studying and working in a dynamic and multicultural environment, exploring possibilities beyond a conventional psychology curriculum.

Students have participated in international professional conference presentations in the United States and Mexico, including the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Mexican Marriage and Family Therapy Association annual conferences.

Students have opportunities to conduct studies and publish articles through their work at the California Clinic and through collaborative projects with faculty mentors.


Graduates of the program are able to provide clinical services to individuals, children, couples and families. They are prepared to assist people with a wide range of problems, including presenting issues such as trauma, school problems, grief, relationship difficulties, sexual concerns, communication problems and depression.

35% of our graduates return to the United States, 60% remain in Mexico, and 5% go on to work throughout the world.


  • Shaliss Railey-Padilla returned to the U.S. after graduating from our program and became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California and in Texas. She is currently living in Puerto Rico, working with the federal government and treating military veterans.

  • John Martin came to the program from Ireland and went on to build a career as a mental health professional in Brazil. View John’’s video here. 


The best of both worlds: Internationally renowned faculty and local experts

Jason J. Platt, PhD

Laura Patricia Betancourt Arriaga, MA

Debora Mondellini, MA

Monica Sesman, MA

Alejandro Martini Morel, PhD

Helen Sellicoff, PhD

Scott R. Woolley, PhD

Sean Davis, PhD

Steve Brown, PhD

Miguel Gallardo, PhD

Wendel Ray, PhD