Barroso, Diana, Ed.D., LMHC Director of the Master's Programs, Master's Programs Department
Dr. Barroso holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with dual majors in Organizational and Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She also holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mental Health Counseling from NSU, and a Master of Science in TESOL (Teaching English As-A-Second-Language) from Carlos Albizu University (CAU). Dr. 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 maintains a private clinical practice where she focuses on trauma based disorders, and family and couples issues.
Dr. 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 the year 2000. In 2004, the program was ranked third in the nation and was the top-rated program in the southeastern region of the US based on studentsí ratings of quality. The study was conducted by a noted researcher from the University of Tulsa, and published in the Industrial Organizational Psychologist journal.
Dr. 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 Programsí students, practicum sites supervisors, alumni, and the professional community at large.
Dr. Barroso is involved in several professional organizations including the Association for the Study of Higher Education, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Florida Counseling Association, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and South Florida Society for Trauma-Based Disorders. 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.