Shalom Center is unique among the specialized programs for clergy and religious in that it has multiple therapists who are proficient in both English and Spanish which makes individual therapy in one’s first language possible.
In addition, a task force for Spanish-language treatment has made recommendations for additional adaptations to the treatment to improve even further the treatment of those whose first language is Spanish. The following is the list
of members of the task force:
We are pleased to be on the cutting edge of providing services to priests and sisters that respects and addresses their specific cultural needs.
“Be renewed in the spirit of your
minds, and put on the new nature.”
— Ephesians 4:23-24
Spanish-Language Treatment Advisory Board
Very Reverend Domenico Di Raimondo, MSpS
Provincial Superior, Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
Monsignor Heberto Diaz, Jr.
Chancellor, Diocese of Brownsville
Most Reverend Felipe de Jesus Estevez, S.T.D.
Diocese of St. Augustine
Reverend Antonio Flores, C.R.
Provincial Superior, Theatine Fathers
Most Reverend Daniel Flores
Diocese of Brownsville
Most Reverend Roberto Gonzales Nieves
Diocese of San Juan, PR
Reverend Daniel Groody, CSC
Director, Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture
Reverend Gonzalo Maritnez, MSpS,
Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
Most Reverend Eduardo Nevares
Diocese of Phoenix
Sister Miriam Perez, MCSH
Provincial, Missionary Catechists
Most Reverend Joseph Strickland
Diocese of Tyler
Most Reverend James Tamayo
Diocese of Laredo
Reverend Richard Vega
Previous President, NFPC
Mr. Daniel A. Kidd
Executive Director, Shalom Center
Dr. William Schmidt, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Bilingual Psychotherapist, Shalom Center