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About Barbara Garcia-Lavin

Barbara Garcia-Lavin, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who directs both doctoral psychology internship programs within the College of Psychology. She is co-editor of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Directory Online, member of the APPIC Diversity Committee, and internship site visitor for the American Psychological Association. Her clinical, teaching, and research interests are in the areas of Psychological Assessments and Evaluations, Autism/Developmental Disabilities, Special Education, and Supervision and Training. Specific research includes assessment strategies for pre-transplant organ list inclusion, diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and assessment of psychology trainee competencies.


2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, Association of Psychol ogy Postdoctoral and Internship Centers APPIC Diversity Committee
2016 - Present Faculty Advisor, Inter - professional Diabetes Education and Awareness (IDEA)
2016 - Present Reviewer, Nova Southeastern University President’s Faculty Research Development Grants
2013 - Present Site Visitor for internships, American Psychological Association (APA)
2012 - Present Member, Nova Southeastern University, Academic Review Committee
2011 - Present Chair, Nova Southeastern University, Internal Review Committee
2009 - Present Co-Editor, Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Online Directory
2016 - 2017 Member, Nova Southeastern University, College of Psychology Appeals Committee
2009 - 2010 Member, Gallup Ad Hoc Committee - Pride (A3)
2009 - 2010 Member, Nova Southeastern University, Fischler School of Education and Human Services Policy Board
2008 - 2010 Member, Faculty and staff search committees
Member, American Psychological Association, Division 33 Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
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2002 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology/Clinical Neuropsychology, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology
1997 M.S., Psychology, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology
1995 B.S., Psychology, University of Miami

Contact Information

(954) 262-7917


Presentations (29)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Barbara Garcia-Lavin