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Diana (Capous) Santacrose, MA

UCLA Family STAR Clinic

Diana is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Prior to graduate school, she received a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University. Diana’s research focuses on examining intergenerational promotive and protective factors that buffer the impact of violence and adversity among underserved populations. In her work, she draws on cultural and family strengths that promote resilience among Latinos/as impacted by trauma. She is interested in addressing health disparities among vulnerable populations and using community-based participatory approaches that are trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.  Additionally, she is becoming certified as a Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist with PCIT International. After graduation in June 2018, Diana hopes to continue work with diverse and underserved populations through both community-driven research and trauma-informed clinical practice.  She will continue to promote trauma-informed prevention and intervention efforts that are both accessible and culturally adapted.