203. Assessment in Puerto Rico w/ Dr. Oxalis Jusino

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“We want to revolutionize testing in Puerto Rico.”

Dr. Oxalis Jusino has made it her mission to advance the state of assessment in Puerto Rico. She also has an excellent Spanish-language podcast (linked in the show notes) all about conducting good assessments. Join us today as we talk through the ins and outs of testing “on the island.” These are just a few topics that we talk about:

  • Hurdles to completing a valid assessment in Puerto Rico
  • Non-standardized administration tips
  • The health care system in Puerto Rico
  • Differences in Spanish-language versions of the same tests

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About Dr. Oxalis Jusino

Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Puerto Rico who completed her PsyD at Ponce Health Sciences University and is currently an Assistant Professor at the same university. Been teaching assessment courses for 5 years now, like cognitive assessment, psychoeducational assessment, and the Rorschach. Also, has been in private practice for around 5 years also doing all types of testing, including forensic work. Before that, worked at the public school special education system for 4 years. Ibas published about remote testing especially in relation to Puerto Rico and currently is working on researching remote testing in Puerto Rico.

Facebook and Instagram: EvaluandoBien
LinkedIn: Oxalis N Jusino
Email: ojusino@gmail.com
Podcast on Spotify: Evaluando Bien 

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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Comments 2

  1. Thank you for inviting Dr. Oxalis Jusino to your podcast. I thought it was very interesting. I would have liked that you had done a bit more research prior to inviting her to the podcast. It is actually really offending for Puerto Ricans to be asked if they use the US dollar. I also thought you might have been bias as to the degree of training and integrity people have. Like asking if people police themselves well. Puerto Ricans are known for the value they place on education and the quality of training and service they provide. I am glad you are giving her the space to discuss these important issues but it is important to be aware of our own biases when we conduct interviews with people from other cultures.

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      Thanks so much for bringing these issues to my attention! Some of the questions were admittedly naive and uninformed on my part. Your message also prompted me to check in with Dr. Jusino and have some more discussion about these ideas. I really appreciate your thoughts!

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