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Ph.D. Student Profile

 

Tatiana Otalora

MSW, New York University, 2011
BA, Political Science, Georgia State University, 2011

Tatiana Otalora, LCSW, began her social work career in NYC at an alternative to incarceration program. In 2014 she began working at an outpatient mental health facility in Georgia. Since then she has been providing culturally competent, bilingual, mental health services to Latinx youth that engage in para-suicidal behaviors and/or exhibit trauma symptoms. Additionally, she has completed intensive training in TF-CBT and DBT. Some of her research interests include the mental health issues Latinx communities face due to human rights violations and anti-immigration legislation, the criminalization of Latinx youth, and culturally competent practices. Her career aspirations are continuing academic research as a professor at a university with high research activity and eventually becoming a senior researcher at a not for profit. 

CV available on request; email sswphd@uga.edu