Yamile M. Martí Haidar

Yamile M. Martí Haidar has worked at the individual, community, and policy levels at mental health organizations, schools, community centers, and government agencies.  She is an experienced clinician, whose research includes the development of resiliency and coping skills for children and women in crisis or facing adversity, the implementation and evaluation of interventions that promote positive mental health, psychoeducation, applied social work in international and diverse settings, and the impact of psychosocial, structural, and cultural factors on mental health.  

Martí has conducted research and training in Jordan, Cuba, Chile, and Macedonia, as well as her home country of Puerto Rico, and has consulted with the United Nations.  She is passionate about teaching approaches that mirror her research, supporting individuals and communities through classes, interventions, and programs that are centered around local voices, needs, and strengths.  

Martí holds a BA from Haverford College, an MA from Teachers College and an MSSW and PhD from the Columbia School of Social Work.  She is a licensed clinical social worker.

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