Myra Garcia, MSW
Myra Garcia is licensed clinical social worker and College Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. Professor Garcia received her BSW from the University of Texas at Austin and MSW from New York University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Work at the University of Utah.
Myra teaches in both the BSW and MSW program and in 2019 was awarded the David Roush Award for Teaching Excellence. She specializes in trauma therapy across the lifespan with certifications in Trauma Focused-CBT, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and trained in EMDR, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Critical Incident and Stress Management, Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma Informed Care through National Council for Behavioral Health. Professor Garcia’s research interest include advancing the utilization of culturally relevant, anti-oppressive and decolonial frameworks in social work practice and in the academic setting. She is also interested in examining the associations between colorism and mental health outcomes in the Latine community.