Nilda M. Laboy, PsyD
Chair, Counseling Psychology Department
Program Director, MA in Forensic Psychology
Carlos Albizu University – San Juan
Nilda M. Laboy, PsyD was hired in April 2009 as a faculty member, and in August 2009 was appointed as Head of the Counseling Psychology Department.
Dr. Laboy earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (San Juan, PR), and her M.S. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology at the Carlos Albizu University (San Juan, PR). She completed advanced training in forensic psychology at the University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. She is licensed as a psychologist in MA, and as a clinical psychologist in Virginia; certified as a health services provider in MA and in the National Register, and certified as a sex offender treatment provider in Virginia. In addition, she is a trained mediator.
Her professional experiences include service as a clinical and forensic psychologist in Puerto Rico, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Massachusetts. In addition, she has consulted on the development of counseling and forensic psychology courses and taught courses in clinical, counseling, and forensic psychology for Argosy University from 1998 to 2009. During the period of 1998-2001, Dr. Laboy served as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies.
Dr. Laboy has maintained a private practice since 1997 (full time between 1998 and 2006), and has consulted with local, state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has been admitted as an expert witness in clinical and forensic psychology in courts in Virginia and Massachusetts and in Federal Court and the Immigration and Naturalization Court in Arlington, Virginia.
Dr. Laboy's volunteer work has included being an evaluator for Physicians for Human Rights. She has been actively involved with the Massachusetts Psychological Association, with previous service in the Steering Committee of the Disaster Response Network; member and chair of the Education Committee; chair of the LGBT Interest Group; Member-at-Large, Board of Directors from 2002-2005, and Board Secretary from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Laboy is also an intermittent federal employee with the National Disaster Medical Services, Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) MA-1 from Boston, where she is one of a handful of mental health professionals on the team.