Diana M. Arias works with the Clinical Education and Innovation Department where she assists on developing and disseminating training initiatives throughout the State of New York. As a member of the Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) she assists in creating training and educational resource opportunities for behavioral health agencies. Arias has worked on initiatives related to trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, resilience, engagement best practices, sexual abuse/violence and service provider burnout. Additionally, she helped to coordinate the Family and Food Matters research projects, which address food insecurity among caregivers and kids as well as pregnant women.
Prior to joining McSilver, Arias was a clinical case manager for the Assessment and Referral Team (operated by Public Health Solutions through Ryan White HIV/AID Program funding) and provided time-limited, home-based, specialized case management services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, serious mental illness, and significant unmet needs. She has worked at Four Winds Hospital, which offers inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment services for children, adolescents and adults, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry on research projects.
Arias has an MS degree in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.