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Profile of Dr. Carol Quintana

Dr. Carol Quintana is a New York and Florida State Licensed Psychologist who has worked clinically with children, adolescents, and adults of varying ages and has experience in a wide range of psychological issues. She completed her Masters of Science and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University based in California. She undertook her internship at the Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center in the Lower East Side of New York where she received training in family systems and immigrant family issues in general as well as those specific to different Latino groups. Dr. Quintana is also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is a member of Miami’s first and only intensively trained DBT consultation team.

Dr. Quintana’s secondary clinical focus is on the treatment of childhood sexual and physical abuse. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of childhood physical abuse on adult functioning and compared samples from the United States and Mexico. Her previous clinical training includes two years at the Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center for childhood physical and sexual abuse in Newark, New Jersey; two years at University Behavioral Healthcare in Newark, Child and Adolescent Services, Outpatient Services; and one year at University Behavioral Healthcare Piscataway, Children at Risk, Resources and Intervention (CARRI). Dr. Quintana is also certified in Circle of Security Parenting Training, an attachment-based approach to parenting education.

Dr. Quintana joined Dr. Kalsner’s practice after four years at the Dr. Helen May Strauss Clinic in Union City, New Jersey where she applied her skills in the treatment of children and adolescents as well as their parents in her function as a bilingual clinician. She also conducted psychological testing and evaluation addressing a variety of concerns in both Spanish and English.

Dr. Quintana gained her appreciation of Latino culture after participating during her senior year in college in a yearlong Education Abroad program in Mexico City where she met her husband, a native to the city. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of California at Irvine. During her four years of living in Mexico after graduation she completed master’s level course work in Political Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Subsequently, she lived three years in Coventry England while her husband completed his Ph.D. These experiences increased her interest in immigrant issues. She recently co-authored a book chapter on childrearing by Latino immigrants.