Kathleen I. Diaz, MA, TLMP
Kathleen is a student intern from the University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program. She also is a temporary Licensed Masters Level Psychologist in the state of Kansas. Kathleen has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Prior to working at the DBT Center, Kathleen has worked at the Bert Nash CMHC, the KU Child and Family Services Clinic, and the University of Miami Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults while implementing behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and DBT skills and techniques. Her research and clinical interest focuses on the role that family and peers play in the onset, maintenance, and treatment of internalizing disorders in cross-cultural contexts.
Kathleen became passionate about DBT after working in various environments where youth struggled to remind themselves that life is worth living, Kathleen feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with youth and adults by teaching DBT skills to assist them with creating a life worth living. Kathleen’s favorite DBT skill is with distracting with ACCEPTS, which she implements to remind herself it is okay to take a brief break from the stressful situation before problem-solving. In her free time, Kathleen loves to snuggle with her dog and cat, read nonfiction books, sew, kickbox, bullet journal, and dance.