Research and Program Evaluation; Psychology of Deviance
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Hodges University, 2014
B.S. Hodges University 2011
A Hodges alumna, Liana Calderin serves as an adjunct faculty member of applied psychology. Born in Cuba, Calderin moved to the United States in June 2006. Looking for professional growth opportunities, she enrolled in Hodges’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program. In eight years, she graduated from the ESL program and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011. However, her passion for higher education did not stop, and in 2014, she graduated with her master’s in clinical mental health counseling.
Appreciative of the education she received at Hodges, Calderin began working as a teaching assistant in 2016 before accepting the position of adjunct faculty member. Her expertise includes individual, family and couples counseling, and she works with individuals who have experienced trauma and grief. In addition, she is an expert in trauma informed care, adolescents, organizational management, mental health first aid, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
Her counseling career began with Lutheran Services, working as a counselor for children and families in need of services. She has also spent time working with the Department of Juvenile Justice and CINS/FINS court programs.
Apart from her work at Hodges, Calderin also works at Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc., serving as a counselor to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.