Victor A. Diaz is a Clinical Social Worker at both the MGH-Charlestown Community Health Center and the MGH-Monument Street Counseling Center. He participates in the Center-Wide Addictions meetings for MGH-Charlestown and is also a member of the MGH-Charlestown Diversity Committee.
Mr. Diaz is currently an Instructor at Lesley University Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology. He is also a Simmons College School of Social Work Field Supervisor. Mr. Diaz is a member of the Global Social Work Interest Group at the National Association of Social Work, Massachusetts Chapter. He has contributed to the curriculum development for a social work program in Tanzania and also collaborates with initiatives that address issues in the Palestinian diaspora. Mr. Diaz was trained as a clinical psychologist in Lima, Peru, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica. He then completed his graduate training at the Smith College School for Social Work. Currently, he is a candidate in the Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where he is also a member.
As a clinical social worker, Mr. Diaz is primarily dedicated to the practice of psychotherapy and provides services to adults, children, elderly, families, groups and couples in English and in his native Spanish. A large part of his case load is dedicated to group work, multicultural psychotherapy, and substance use disorders. Mr. Diaz practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy and continuously incorporates evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy into his daily work. He runs groups for patients in recovery from multiple substances or affected by maladaptive behaviors of addictive quality.
Mr. Diaz has worked with the Division of Global Psychiatry since 2011.