Dr. Ana Isabel Puig PhD

Scholar & Research Director and Affiliate Faculty, University of Florida

Dr. Ana Puig is a licensed mental health counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over 25 years of clinical experience working with clients using creativity, holistic wellness and humanistic frameworks in multicultural group work. She has been a Counselor Educator and Research Director of the Office of Educational Research at UF and conducted research on creativity, counselor burnout and wellness, and mindfulness in counseling and healthcare and published over 30 articles focusing on related topics over the last 12 years. From 2013-2015, she led a team of editors in the development of a special issue of the Journal of Specialists in Group Work focusing on International Group Work: Research, Teaching, and Practice. Her most recent efforts have focused on promoting and advancing group work and counselor development globally through research and outreach.