Board of Directors

Irma Barron, PhD / Professor and Practicum Coordinator -- Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology (Albizu University, Miami Campus)

Irma is an alumna of the PhD in Family Therapy program from Nova Southeastern University, M.S., from Barry University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, B.S., from Barry University, and a graduate of the St. Thomas University School of Law, Human Trafficking Academy, with a Certificate in Intensive Training in Combatting Human Trafficking.

As a full-time faculty member, she is the Practicum Coordinator in the Albizu University doctoral program in clinical psychology and is responsible for the overall supervision of practicum students and secures and maintains a practicum placement sites network. Her specialization is in couples and family systems and teaches the couples and family therapy class. Irma also serves as academic advisor and mentor to students applying for internship. She began at Albizu University (AU), Miami campus in 2001 in the master's in psychology programs.

Irma has presented at the American Psychological Association, International Council of Psychologists, International Violence and Trauma, Society for Cross Cultural Research, SAFE CHR Coalition for Human Rights Global Conference, South Florida Nurses Association, and Miami Dade College, Medical Campus. She is an ad hoc peer reviewer for the International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. Journal of Division 52 (International Psychology). She serves on the following boards: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists-Florida Interest Network (Geographical region), Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Council of Greater Miami, and International Council of Psychologists.

Irma is engaged in outreach activities, and community service appointments providing years of community service to non-profit and grassroots organizations, as well as international disaster crisis counseling.