Welcome to the Web pages of:
Helen Tafoya-Barraza, MA, LPCC
Clinical Counselor (UNM-PC)
University of New Mexico Hospitals
2600 Marble NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.272.0115, Fax: 505.272.2016
(Formerly with Addictions & Substance Abuse Programs
aka CASAA Treatment Division)
2450 Alamo SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.925.2400 Fax: 505.925.2411)
Credentials and Professional Associations:
● Currently enrolled in PhD program in Counselor Education, University of New Mexico
● Master of Arts, Psychology (Clinical), December 1995, Arizona State University
Masters Thesis: Factors Influencing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Mexican American Women.
● Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Spanish, August 1991, University of New Mexico
Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC): NM License number 0075601.
Associate Clinical Staff, University
of New Mexico, Department of Psychiatry, September 2004 –
● President 2005 - 2006, UNM Counselors In Action. May 2005 - Present
● PhD Student Representative, Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. 2004 - present.
Primary Areas of Interest
● Ethics and clinical practice.
● Cultural Competency in Health and Behavioral Health Service Provision.
● Motivation and Behavior Change as applied to substance abuse and other treatment settings.
● Comparative Theology, similarities in pan-theological thought.
● Cross- cultural, multi-cultural, and intra-cultural ethics and practice.
● Person-Centered, Buddhist Psychology and psychotherapies.
● Physics, metaphysics and traditional healing practices.
● Effective program development in Behavioral Health Settings.
Employed at UNMH-Behavioral Health Services (based at UNM Psychiatric Center). Engaging in grant writing, program evaluation, program development, clinical practice, outcomes research and specialized consultation. The University of New Mexico Hospitals Behavioral Health Center is currently the largest community mental health provider in the state of New Mexico and is a public not-for-profit facility, providing a full spectrum of care for those citizens of Bernalillo County and surrounding counties in the academic setting.
ASAP is a dual diagnosis outpatient clinic specializing in adult and children’s services, ambulatory detox, opioid replacement therapies (including buprenorphine and methadone) as well as state-of-the-art approaches to the treatment of behavioral health issues and addictions.
The Milagro program, a pregnant women’s substance abuse treatment program is also housed at the ASAP facility.
The Metropolitan Assessment Treatment Services (MATS) is located just East of San Mateo on Zuni in the former Charter Hospital Facility. UNM-PC currently has two projects which will be housed at the MATS facility. These programs are the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) and the Crisis Triage Services.
(click on appropriate
link for syllabus, notes, etc.)
Coun 517, Theories of
Fall 2004: Coun 590, Practicum in Counseling
This link includes an example of the type of follow-up studies
conducted at ASAP. Click
here for slideshow.
Favorite Links - check these out! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.
This page was last updated on March 28, 2006 .