Helen Taffoya-Barraza MA LPCC

Helen Taffoya-Barraza MA LPCC

Education, Credentials and Professional Associations:

Currently enrolled in PhD program in Counselor Education, University of New Mexico
Master of Arts, Psychology (Clinical), December 1995, Arizona State University
Masters Thesis: Factors Influencing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Mexican American Women.
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Spanish, August 1991, University of New Mexico
Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC):NM License number 0075601.
Associate Clinical Staff, University of New Mexico, Department of Psychiatry, September 2004 – present.
President 2005 – 2006, UNM Counselors In Action. May 2005 – Present
PhD Student Representative, Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society.  2004 – present.

Primary Areas of Interest

Ethics and clinical practice.
Cultural Competency in Health and Behavioral Health Service Provision.
Motivation and Behavior Change as applied to substance abuse and other treatment settings.
Comparative Theology, similarities in pan-theological thought.
Cross- cultural, multi-cultural, and intra-cultural ethics and practice.
Person-Centered, Buddhist Psychology and psychotherapies.
Physics, metaphysics and traditional healing practices.
Effective program development in Behavioral Health Settings.

University of New Mexico Hospitals Psychiatric Center  2600 Marble NE Albuquerque, NM  87106