Antioch University Santa Barbara has named Mariela Marin as a Core Faculty member and Director of Clinical Training for the Master’s in Clinical Psychology Program. She also will oversee the Latinx Mental Health Concentration.
Marin is well-acquainted with AUSB’s MACP program, having served as an Adjunct Faculty since 2006. Marin also earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from AUSB in 2005.
“Joining Antioch is an exciting opportunity for me as I genuinely believe in the values of social justice, empowerment, and transformation that Antioch embodies,” Marin said. “Effecting growth and change in students and the community is inspiring work, and I am thrilled to be a part of that.”
While an adjunct, Marin has taught a variety of courses, including many in the Latinx Mental Health concentration she now directs, and has been lauded consistently by her students.
She has worked as co-director at the Community Counseling and Education Center in Santa Barbara, which allowed her to work with the community as well as with talented trainees and interns from the MACP program.
“We are very fortunate to have Mariela join the MACP program in her new capacity as a Core Faculty, Director of Clinical Training and Latinx Mental Health Mentor,” said Dr. Elizabeth Wolfson, chair of the MACP program. “Mariela has been a valued instructor since 2006, teaching a range of courses including those in the Latinx Mental Health concentration. She is much beloved in the larger Santa Barbara community, and we are delighted to have her work with our students here in her new role.”
Marin has worked with other non-profit organizations in the Santa Barbara area serving abused and neglected children and the LGBTQ community. Marin has a strong passion in the area of multicultural competence and is dedicated to combating power, oppression, and privilege through the empowerment of her students.