Henrietta Pazos headshot

Henrietta Mary Pazos

Clinical Assistant Professor

What I do

Dr. Henrietta "Hetty" Pazos is the Director of the Latinx Psychology Specialty at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and is an Assisstant Clinical Professor.


Latinx Mental Health, Multilingual and Multicultural Assessment, Neurobehavioral Disorders-Assessment, Child Adolescent Adult Psychotherapy, Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Consultation

Professional Biography

Dr. Henrietta “Hetty” Pazos is a clinical and school psychologist with 20 years experience working with the Latinx community in Denver, Colorado. She is bi-cultural and bi-lingual in English and Spanish. She brings expertise in the areas of Latinx mental health, second-language acquisition and acculturation, school psychology, and bilingual and multicultural assessment. She has publications and scholarly interests in the areas of multilingual and multicultural assessment and the use of technology and social media to reduce barriers to mental health access for the Latinx and rural Populations. Her other specializations are in testing for ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Developmental Disabilities, and Gifted Identification.


  • School Psychology Re-Certification, School Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver, 2004
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 1999
  • BA, Psychology, Florida International University , 1993
  • A.A., Psychology, Miami Dade Community College, 1991

Licensure / Accreditations

  • School Psychology
  • Psychologist License

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • National Latinx Psychological Association

Areas of Research

Latinx and Underserved Populations<br>

Key Projects

  • Colorado Opiate and Substance use Training program (DU-COST)

Featured Publications

Pazos, H. M., & Nadkarni, L. I. (2010). Competency with Linguistically Diverse Populations. In J. A. Erickson Cornish, L. I. Nadkarni, L. Henderson Metzger, E. R. Rodolfa, & J. A. Schreier (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies (pp. 153-194). Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pazos, H. M. (2013). The Use of Media to Eliminate Mental Health Disparities for Latino/Hispanic and Spanish-speaking populations, 27(2).


Pazos, H. M., & Reyes Reyes, F. (2017). The 3 Cs: Commitment, Care, and Collaboration in Building an International Exchange Program Symposium: Benefits of an International Exchange Program for Bilingual and Diversity Training in Psychology: Universidad del Desarollo and University of Denver an Educator's Perspective. American Psychological Association National Conference 2017. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association .
Pazos, H. M. (2019). El Camino a Nuestro Proposito- Our Path to Purpose . Annual Conference for youth with different abilities, siblings, parents and professionals. Denver, CO-Children's Hospital: Grupo Vida.
Vozar, T. E., & Pazos, H. M. (2018). A Community Conversation: Building Well-being for Latinx* Families. Zero to Three Conference. Denver: ZTT.
Pazos, H. M. (2018). Seminario de Aculturación y migración. Seminario de Aculturación y migración. Santiago and Concepcion Chile : Universidad del Desarrollo.
Pazos, H. M., Meyer, L., Pazos, J., & Fernandez-Ortega, A. (2019). Importance of Storytelling: A story of success-exito and lessons learned in a bilingual Latinx Psychology program. . National Latinx Psychological Association Conference 2019. Miami, Fl. : National Latinx Psychological Association.
Pazos, H. M., Pacheco, D., & Reyes Reyes , F. (2019). In Symposium: Two countries’ journeys (US and Chile): Clinical and Research Response to Child Immigration and Acculturation. . National Latinx Psychological Association 2019 Conference. Miami, Fl.: National Latinx Psychological Association .
Gudino, O. G., Harrington, E., & Pazos, H. M. (2016). Innovative Approaches to Training Bilingual Psychologists and Providing Interdisciplinary Mental Health Services for Latino Communities. National Latina/o Psychological Association. Orlando, FL.