Marina Badillo-Diaz completed her Doctorate in Social Work at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work in April 2021. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Social Work in 2011 from Columbia University's School of Social Work and obtained her social work clinical licensure from New York State in February 2015. She is currently a social work consultant with MABDConsulting and an adjunct professor at CUNY City Tech teaching courses on human services, counseling & interviewing, leadership & management. She is also a youth development director and a clinical supervisor at an alternative high school in Brooklyn servicing students ages 15 to 21. Prior to this position, she was overseeing the social work department for grades K through 8 at a middle and elementary school in East Harlem. She also acquired clinical social work experience in community mental health in Harlem over 8 years and has a small private practice working with adolescents, adults, and couples.
She has expertise in providing treatment utilizing a strengths-based perspective incorporating family systems, skills training, CBT/DBT, and anti-oppressive practices. She also obtained a Post Graduate Clinical Supervisory Certification from Smith College for Social Work in 2017 and has over 8 years providing clinical supervision for social work interns and social workers working towards their clinical licensure. Her interests and specialties include: school social work supervision, clinical licensure supervision, school social work ethics, school organization structure and leadership, social-emotional learning & programming, social work career coaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion organization transformation.