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Angelica M. Diaz-Martinez, PsyD, is a GSAPP alum (Clinical ’98) and is a Teaching Professor and  the Director of Clinical Training for the Department of Clinical Psychology. In this role, she coordinates and provides oversight for practica and other training opportunities for the clinical PsyD program, serves as primary advisor to graduate students concerning practicum and internship issues, placement and applications and teaches the Supervision and Development course for first-year Clinical Students. She is also the co-chair of the Global Health Committee for GSAPP.

Dr. Diaz-Martinez comes to us with extensive clinical and administrative experience across a range of settings. Prior to her appointment at GSAPP she was the Senior VP for Operations for CPNJ, a non-profit agency serving developmentally disabled children and adults. Past appointments include, being the Chief Psychologist and Director of Training for an APA-accredited psychology pre-doctoral internship program, the psychiatry residents and the masters and bachelor-level externship programs at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Diaz-Martinez served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she supervised psychiatry residents, taught medical students and was an integral part of the research team for various NIH-funded projects. She also served as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University, directing the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology for Spanish/English Bilinguals Concentration for part of her time. Dr. Diaz-Martinez has multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and has presented at national conferences. She has also served as a guest expert on the Telemundo network concerning mental health topics impacting the Latino community. Dr. Diaz-Martinez continues her volunteer faculty appointment at Robert Wood Johnson Medical school in the Department of Psychiatry. She is the Chair of the Medical Review Panel for the State of New Jersey Civil Services Commission and has served as a consultant for the College Board. She maintains a private practice, in which her clinical work has been primarily with individuals who suffer from mood and/or anxiety disorders, behavioral medicine and work with veterans.

Awards and Honors

  • Commissioner, APA Commission on Accreditation
  • Mentor, APA, Minority Fellowship Program’s MHSAS/STAY fellowship
  • Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP- Cohort 13), American Psychological Association
  • Martha Bernal Award for the Advancement of Diversity Training and Education in Clinical Psychology, The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP)
  • Distinguished Career Achievement Award, GSAPP Alumni Organization