Dr. M. Sylvia Fernandez named Associate Dean for Clinical Practice Division at Barry University

Dr. M. Sylvia Fernandez has been named associate dean for the Clinical Practice Division in Barry University’s School of Education. The clinic will meet the academic and mental health needs of underserved children and their families.
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Oct. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Miami Shores, Fla. – Dr. M. Sylvia Fernandez has been appointed associate dean for the Clinical Practice Division in Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE). Her appointment became effective Oct. 1.

Fernandez will provide oversight to the CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited Counseling programs offered in Miami Shores and in Orlando, the NASP-approved School Psychology program offered in Miami Shores, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of a multidisciplinary comprehensive diagnostic educational center in ADSOE.

The center will be an integrated, multidisciplinary facility designed to meet the academic and mental health needs of underserved children and their families from the local community.

“The center will offer a full range of educational diagnostics, interventions and mental health support services that address a diverse spectrum of individual needs, while promoting individual and family wellness from a holistic perspective,” said Fernandez. “The center will serve as a faculty-supervised clinical training site for ADSOE students and will offer professional development workshops and trainings as an approved continuing education provider for multiple human service professions.”

The center currently offers counseling services by supervised MS, Ed.S., and Ph.D. Counseling students and pyschoeducational evaluations by supervised MS and SSP School Psychology students.

Fernandez has been a faculty member at Barry since 2002 and chair of the Counseling Department since 2007. She is a licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, approved clinical supervisor, national certified school counselor, and board chair of CACREP.

For more information, call (305) 899-3726.

Barry University is a private, Catholic institution with a history of academic excellence in the Adrian Dominican tradition. Founded in 1940 in Miami, Florida, the University enrolls nearly 9,000 students and offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its nine academic schools and colleges, including Adult & Continuing Education, Business, Education, Human Performance & Leisure Science, Law, Podiatric Medicine, Social Work, Arts & Sciences, and Health Sciences.
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