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About Diane Estrada

I became interested in the world of counseling while taking a theatre class in high school. In this class we discussed how we developed the characters that we played on stage. Apparently, I took a different approach than my peers in that I focused on the characters emotional and psychological process before focusing on their outward appearance. My theatre teacher suggested that I take a psychology course which I loved! I received my bachelors in science degree in psychology from University of Florida. I took some time after my bachelors to figure out what aspect of psychology I wanted to focus on. During this time I volunteered at a counseling center doing co-peer counseling groups with substance abusing college students and with adult children of alcoholics. Hearing the group members' stories lead me to focus on the impact of family contexts in individual's lives. I received a Masters in agency counseling, an education specialist degree and my Ph.D. in couples and family therapy.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Counseling, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 The Lynn Rhodes Faculty Service Award, SEHD, CU Denver
  • 2014 Faculty Appreciation Award, Chi Sigma Iota-Beta Alpha Omega, CU Denver.
  • 2013 Service Recognition Award, Faculty Assembly, CU Denver.
  • 2010 Faculty Ally of the Year, Auraria LGBT Student Center, Auraria Tri-Institution Campus, Denver, CO.
  • 2007 Counselors for Social Justice O’Hana Award, Annual American Counseling Association Convention, Detroit, MI.
  • 2001 Service Award nomination, Division of Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education, University of Colorado-Denver
  • 1996 International Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society
  • 1996 Outstanding Doctoral Level Student, Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Chapter
  • 1992 Graduate Minority Fellowship, University of Florida, 3-year fellow
  • 1992 Outstanding Entry Level Student, Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Chapter
  • 1991 Minority Graduate Student Scholarship, The Graduate School, University of Florida
  • 1988 Athletic Association Non-competitive Scholarship, University of Florida
  • 1984 Coca Cola Hispanic Student Scholarship (2 years)

Courses

  • Advanced Assessment: Family Systems
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Counseling Children, Adolescents, and their Parents
  • Techniques of Family Therapy
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Practicum in Counseling
  • Internship in Counseling
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Student Life

Education

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1997 Ph.D., University of Florida ‐ Marriage and Family Counseling
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1992 M.Ed. & Ed.S., University of Florida ‐ Agency, Correctional, & Developmental Counseling/ Marriage & Family Counseling
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1988 B.S., University of Florida ‐ Psychology
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Contact Information

DIANE ESTRADA
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER
P.O. BOX 173364, CAMPUS BOX 106
DENVER, CO 80217-3364

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