Psy.D., M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A., Loyola University New Orleans
Administration of college psychological services; cross-cultural psychology with emphasis on Latino populations; gay men’s mental health issues; mindfulness-based treatment approaches to psychological problems; the psychology of shame; treatment outcome evaluation in psychotherapy
Dr. Barón worked for 27 years at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center where he served as associate director for Clinical Services and director of training. Dr. Barón co-founded The Research Consortium of Counseling and Psychological Services in Higher Education, a consortium of more than 40 college and university counseling centers in the United States that conducts studies on the psychological concerns of college students. He has been awarded the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow status by the American Psychological Association, the highest designations given to psychologists in recognition of advanced professional accomplishments. He edited one of the first books on Latino psychology, Explorations in Chicano Psychology, and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. Dr. Barón is a contributing faculty member in the School of Psychology at Walden, which he joined in 1998.