Mery Diaz

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Mery Diaz, DSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor


DSW, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania
MSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University
Post-Masters Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice with Adolescents, New York University
BA, New York University

License and Credential

  • NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Disaster Relief Crisis Counseling
  • Classroom Organization and Management Program

Professional Experience

Dr. Diaz is an Assistant Professor in the Health and Human Services Department at New York City College of Technology. She has practice experience in the field of clinical social work with concentrations in child and adolescent mental health, non profit/human services, public schools, and systems work. Prior experience in teaching involve an appointment as Faculty Counselor /Instructor in the SEEK program at the City College of New York, Social Work Field Instructor at Yeshiva’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle. Dr. Diaz has experience in supervision and training of school social workers, guidance counselors, and social work interns. Related experience include, developing training for addressing student mental health and behavioral concerns for teachers and support staff in public school settings, and systems building in public schools. Additional experience and interest include the visual arts, music, and film, having produced works in these areas.


Dr. Diaz has presented at conferences and workshops in the field of social work practice, health and education. These include school social work practice, mental health services disparities, child and adolescent behavioral issues, and student support services in higher education.

Research Interest

Inter-disciplinary Collaboration, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Service Disparities, School-Based Mental Health, School Social Work Practice and General Social Work Practice, Organization and Systems Issues, Poverty, Minority issues, Urban Education, Qualitative Research, and Video Ethnography.

Professional Membership

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • School Social Work Association of America
  • NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Medical Reserve Corps.
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