Dr. Mari Diaz is a psychologist and the Assistant Director for Psychology Training at CAPS. Dr. Diaz received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with minors in Women's Studies and African-American Studies from Oberlin College and her Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Diaz specializes in psychotherapy with experience and interest in multicultural counseling, gender and women's issues, identity development, and interpersonal and relationship concerns. At CAPS since 2004, she enjoys working with students and trainees. Dr. Diaz directs training for the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral psychology internship program at CAPS which consists of four psychology interns. Along with the Training committee and the rest of the CAPS staff, she values creating a supportive yet challenging environment where all trainees can learn and work towards personal and professional growth. She has a particular interest in multicultural mentoring, triage supervision, clinical supervision, and professional development. She finds it energizing to get to know her supervisees, form goals, and learn about her supervisee's strengths. Dr. Diaz uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy that includes developmental, multicultural, and interpersonal components. Outside of CAPS, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and appreciating the beautiful Triangle area.
Assistant Director for Psychology Training and Psychologist