Associate Prof. Dr Diana-Lea Baranovich
Trainer, adoption and foster care consultant
Dr Diana Lea-Baranovich is a Texas State Board certified teacher, supervisor, curriculum specialist, school psychologist and diagnostician. She also teaches expressive arts, archetypal play, dance/movement and sand tray therapies. She has over 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, psycho – educational diagnostician, supervisor, life coach and mental health trainer and private consultant.
Since 1993 she has lived in Asia and taught at several universities, trained and supervised teachers, counsellors, psychologists, and social workers. She is currently associate professor and research supervisor at Universiti Malaya’s Department of Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Education and Counselling. She also owns a successful private counselling practice and diagnostic centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Diana is well published and has presented journal papers and experiential workshops throughout Asia and the Middle East. She is the author of ‘Understand and caring for the hurt child’ published by Pearson in 2013 and ‘Understanding and mentoring the hurt teenager’ published by Partridge Publishers in 2017.
She developed a counselling theory that she uses in her work with autistic children, teenagers and traumatised children and “at risk” families. More recently, Diana has helped survivors of accidents or acute illnesses shed their trauma and regain confidence and positivity.