Dr. Diana Puñales Morejon is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. She is a dynamically trained psychologist with specialty training in the area of multicultural psychology. Her areas of interest include: immigration and Latino psychology, domestic violence, childhood trauma and abuse, health psychology and acculturative stress. Dr. Puñales has extensive clinical experience in working specifically with Latino bilingual and monolingual, racially and ethnically diverse, impoverished, high risk clinical populations.
She is the current Director of the Psychological Center which serves as the Training Clinic for the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at The City College of New York (CCNY) and also serves on the Leadership Team of the doctoral program. She is on the Graduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the City University of New York. In her clinical work, she provides individual, group and family psychotherapy and psychological evaluations to predominantly Latino patients with a broad range of psychopathology.
Prior to her work as a psychologist, she was a Senior Genetic Counselor at Beth Israel Medical Center for over 15 years. For the past 20 years, she has been an Adjunct Professor in the Human Genetics Masters Program at Sarah Lawrence College teaching Multicultural Psychology. Dr. Puñales Morejon has also served as an Advisory Board Member at the Institute for Human Genome Research, National Institute of Health, the American Medical Association’s Institute for Ethics, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. She is a member of Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, Ibero American Society of Human Genetics, the National Latino Psychology Association and the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Puñales Morejon obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University, a Masters of Science from Sarah Lawrence University and a PhD from Teachers College, Columbia University.