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Cristina Plaza Ruiz

Job Title

  • Adjunct Instructor in World Languages and Cultures
    World Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • UNED, Spain - B.S. in Pedagogy and Philosophy of Education , 1993
  • Hamline University - M.A.Ed., 1997
  • Bethel Seminary - Postgraduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2015

Areas of expertise

Spanish for Health Professionals, Latino immigration, immigrant families in transition, mental health of immigrants


Beulah Benton Tatum Award (Hamline University, 1997)


Overcoming Racism, Metro State University (St. Paul, MN, 2014)

Certificates and Licenses

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (MN)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy