B.A. Psychology, New Mexico State University; M.A. Counseling, University of New Mexico; LPCC, LADAC
Brian Serna has a BA in Psychology from New Mexico State University and a MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. He is dually licensed as a professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor (LADAC). He has practiced and administered outpatient programs in New Mexico and Oregon. He is also an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the treatment of addictions and cultural issues.
Currently, he is the director of behavioral health for Santo Domingo Pueblo, one of the larger Native American tribes in New Mexico. He has worked and consulted with Native American programs for over ten years, assisting them in implementing evidence-based programs in a way that is culturally meaningful. He has traveled to Australia three times in the past five years offering training and consultation to providers working with Aboriginal populations.
Brian strives to strike a balance between thoughtful discussions and experiential exercises in his classes. He uses experiential teaching techniques, student insight, clinical skills and an intuitive process to call forth the transformational process in his students.