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College of Health and Human Services

Irán Barrera


Social Work | 559.278.3038 | Office: PHS 128 A


August 2008    Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work: University of Texas at Arlington: Arlington, Texas.Dissertation: Mental Health Care Barriers in the Latino Community: Chair: Catheleen Jordan. Committee: Norman Cobb, Randall Basham. Bi-National Ph.D. Social Work Program: Doctoral Specialization in International Comparative Social Welfare Policy

August 2008  Ph.D., Doctorado en Filosofía con especialidad en Trabajo Social y Políticas Comparadas de Bienestar Social.  Universidad de Autónoma de Nuevo León (Monterrey, Nuevo León, México). Comité: Dr. Guillermo Zúñiga, Dra. Guillermina Garza.

1999-2003 M.S.W., Master of Social Work, Concentrations in Children, Families, & Youth & School Social Work (PPSC) California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, California. Thesis:  The Impact of Solution-Focused Supervision on Social Workers.  Chair:  Jeffrey Koob, Committee:  Molly Ranney, and Jillian Jimenez

1995-1997 B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology. California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, California.

1992-1995 A.A., Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts, Fresno City College California: Fresno, California.

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