Laura Dietz, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Dietz is a clinical and developmental psychologist whose early research focused on family risk factors for depression and the development of psychosocial interventions for mood disorders in youths. Her expertise is in the areas of parent-child interactions in depressed parents, and family-based interventions for at-risk children. As an Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Dietz trains clinicians in competently administering Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) and FB-IPT, and other evidenced-based practices. Her current research focuses on developing community-based service models in under-resourced areas to increase access to mental health services.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Through establishing the Wellness Pavilion (WP), the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) has made a long-term commitment to partner with two historically underserved communities at Community Engagement Centers. The WP aims to make health and wellness services more accessible in Homewood and the surrounding communities through providing interactive educational sessions, services and special events and programming. All services are student-led, faculty-supervised and are offered free of charge. The Diabetes Intervention and Self Care Opportunity (…