Barroso, Diana, Ed.D., LMHC Director of Master's Programs
Ms. Barroso is a licensed mental health counselor and a qualified clinical supervisor for mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy in the state of Florida. She holds a Master degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and a Master in TESOL from CAU. She maintains a private clinical practice where she focuses on trauma based disorders, and family and couples issues.
Ms. Barroso joined CAU in Fall 1997 in the capacity of Faculty/Practicum Coordinator for the Masterís Programs. In 1998, she was the recipient of the Recognition of Excellence Faculty Award. In 1999, she was promoted to the position of Director of Masterís Programs. She undertook the first diversification effort of the Miami Campus by implementing a new Master of Science degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In 2004, the program was ranked number three in the nation and the top program in the southeastern region by students rating of quality. The study was conducted by a noted researcher from the University of Tulsa, and published in the Industrial Organizational Psychologist journal.
Ms. Barroso also designed two major continuing education programs which have been offered yearly since 1999 at CAU; Clinical Supervision: Process and Practice , and Laws and Rules for Chapter 491 Licensure. These courses have provided a valuable service to the Masterís Programs practicum sites network supervisors, alumni, and the professional community at large.
Additionally, Ms. Barroso has delivered professional presentations at other venues, such as Cross Cultural Considerations for Trauma Treatment for the South Florida Society for Trauma Based Disorders and Aiming to Thrive: Therapistsí Self-Care for the Miami-Dade Marriage and Family Therapy Association. She was also the keynote speaker for ASPIRAís Young Latinas Conference in 2003.
Ms. Barroso is involved in several professional organizations, such as American Mental Health Counselors Association, Florida Counseling Association, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (South Florida key contact member), and the South Florida Society for Trauma-Based Disorders (Board member 2000-2003). She was listed in Whoís Who Among International Professionals 1999-2000, and received the Dade Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Professional Community Service Award in 2002. In 2004, she received the Carlos Albizu University Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award for her contributions to excellence in academic training and commitment of the advancement of psychology. She was also the recipient of the 2005-2006 Outstanding Director of the Year Award at CAU for her commitment to the advancement of Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus.