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Carlos A. Ramos, PhD, LMFT, BCaBA

Assistant Professor of Psychology  
Moye Hall, Room 400

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

As a bilingual family therapist, I have worked with individuals, families, and couples with a diverse range of cultural understandings and experiences. I also specialize in medical family therapy, in which I incorporate relational hypnosis in the treatment of fears, phobias, chronic pain, and other concerns. Trained as a brief therapist, my theoretical orientation is grounded in strengths-based and systemic concepts. My research interests include systemic approaches, clinical hypnosis, single-session therapy, supervision and training, multicultural therapy, and qualitative research. I am also the program director of the MS in Psychology with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and the certificate director of Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations. 

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to create a safe and welcoming classroom environment where students are encouraged to openly share their ideas without the fear of judgment. While I endeavor to create an ambiance where students can share their ideas freely, I also address the importance of remaining respectful of cultural and gender differences. 

I believe that students benefit from taking a learning and open stance during interactions with others. In my classes, I provide students with the opportunity to engage in both group and class discussions. I encourage them to be mindful of their communication and to approach each conversation as an opportunity to grow or to learn something that could useful moving forward.

Outside Interests

I enjoy learning about nutrition and health. I also enjoy exercising and recreational activities such as working out at the gym and playing outdoor sports. I have been practicing yoga for over seven years and mostly enjoy this mindfulness practice during sunsets at the beach. I also dedicate my time to environmental community cleanups on a regular basis. 

Carlos Ramos


Certifications and Affiliations

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 
  • Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst 
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor 
  • Better Outcomes Now (PCOMS) Certified Trainer  
  • Member of Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


  • PhD - Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
  • Masters in Movement Science - Sport and Exercise Psychology, Barry University
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Florida International University