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Annecy Baez, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW

Associate Professor, Vice-Chair, Practice Sequence

Dr. Báez has been a clinical social worker for thirty years providing individual, family and group psychotherapy at various inpatient and outpatient settings. She was formerly the Director of the Diagnostic Center at Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, a diagnostic residential trauma center for young children in foster care. She has worked clinically and administratively at City University of New York as a Director of the Counseling Center at Lehman College and as the Associate Dean of Student Support Services, and interim Director of the Psychological Services at Bronx Community College. Before joining Touro College Graduate School of Social Work as an Associate Professor and Director of the Social Work Latino Student Initiative, Dr. Baez was an Assistant Professor at New York University School of Social Work where she taught clinical practice and human behavior.

Dr. Baez has trained in various evidence based psychotherapies, such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. She is a certified Focusing Oriented Psychotherapist whose interest in attachment, emotion, neuroscience and body-based experiential therapies has led her to receive further training in Emotion Focused Therapy and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.  Dr. Baez brings forth a wealth of knowledge from her clinical, supervisory and administrative practice in both community organizations and in higher education. Her varied experiences allows for her to model the values and ethics of the social work profession.

Dr. Baez is an Associate Professor for the Clinical Social Work Practice sequence and teaches clinical practice and human behavior. Her clinical experience in trauma informed social work allows her to bring dynamic case discussions on ethical dilemmas and other relevant social issues to the classroom. Her experience with contemplative practices in higher education blends  well with her educational focus on social justice and cultural diversity allowing for relevant exploration of social work issues.

Professional writing and research focused on mental health needs of Latinos, alcohol abuse, coping skills of youth in residential care, spirituality in the Latino community, and the use of innovative approaches to social work education. Her most recent research interests include social work practice in college mental health, depression, trauma, domestic violence, and the use of case management approach in higher education to increase college persistence for at risk youth.

Dr. Baez received her Ph.D. from New York University School of Social Work, her MSW from Hunter School of Social Work, and her BA from Pace University.

Publications

Baez, A. (2005). Mental health intervention with Dominican immigrants: A psychological perspective.  Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Services  3(1-2), 125- 139.

 Baez, A. (2005). AlcoholUse Among Dominican Americans: An Exploration.  Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 23 (2/3), 53-56.

Baez, A. Eckert-Norton, M., Morrison, A. (2005). Knowing How and Showing How: Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Substance Abuse Skill OSCEs for Medical, Nursing and Social Work Students. Substance Abuse, 25 (3), 33-37.