Dr. Pablo Arriaza
In this episode, Dr. Pablo Arriaza argues that simply speaking and understanding another language does not equate to language competency. He describes what he learned about Spanish-speaking social workers’ beliefs about their own self-efficacy with the Spanish language and their need for support, validation, and quality supervision. Dr. Arriaza explains why bilingual social workers are crucial in assisting the profession to act on its core values.
Pablo Arriaza, PhD, is a social work professor, practitioner, researcher, and consultant. His research interests include bilingual social work practice, professional and academic needs of bilingual social workers, and clinical supervision. Dr. Arriaza is independently licensed as a clinical social worker in Florida, Washington State, and Alabama and has practiced social work for the past 23 years with 18 years providing direct services to military families both in the United States and abroad. He has published and presented with national and international leaders in the fields of social work and nursing. Dr. Arriaza is a consulting editor for the Health & Social Work Journal of The National Association of Social Workers and the Journal of Qualitative Health Research, an external reviewer for the Journal of Palliative Medicine, and co-editor of the Journal of Social Work in the Global Economy.
Interviewer: Julie Hasselbeck