Lecturer (Adjunct)

Silvia B. Espinal

Silvia B. Espinal, LCSW began her family therapy training while she was a graduate student at NYU Silver School of Social Work and had the opportunity to complete the Social Work and Diversity Program at the Ackerman Institute. She is Director of the Latino Youth and Family Immigration Project and a Faculty member at the Ackerman Institute. Silvia has extensive experience working with Latino immigrant families in community based Mental Health facilities, hospital settings, educational institutions and in her private practice. Her focus has been integrating diversity and issues of social justice with clinical cases. As a native Spanish speaker, a Latina immigrant from Perù and a family therapist, her personal and professional journeys have helped her grow a genuine and unique passion for the Latino community in the US. Therefore, she uses cultural sensitivity as the foundation of her work with Latino Immigrant Families.

In addition to having a private practice in New York City, seeing couples and families, she teaches Social Work at CUNY.