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Anger-Diaz, Barbara

Barbara Anger-Díaz has a multicultural background, born in Germany, brought up in Mexico, and studied and lived in New York for most of her life. Her original training was in psychoanalysis and she always worked with an emphasis on interactions among people and their relationships. She got her doctorate from the Universidad Iberoamericana in México City in 1987. She was also and adjunct professor in the school of Psychology there. Barbara Anger-Díaz has been a Senior Research Fellow at the MRI since 1991 and was the co-director of the Latino Center since its inception until 2004 and has taught brief therapy internationally. She moved to Miami and is co-founder of the Center for Systemic Action, where she currently organizes and participates in workshops, conferences and training events (in the US and internationally). She also is an adjunct professor at Barry University (Miami, Florida), where she supervises family therapy and counseling students.




  • 2005 Attitude Dancing (with Katharina Anger)
  • 2004 Problem-Solving Across Cultures: Our Latino Experience (with Karin Schlanger, Claudia Rincon, Alicia Becerra Mendoza), Journal of Systemic Therapies: Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 11-27
  • 2004 “Don’t get too bloody optimistic”: John Weakland at work (with Wendel Ray) in Quickies: the Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy By Shelley K. Green, Douglas G. Flemons, W. W. Norton & Company