Naelys Luna, MSW Ph.D.

Naelys Luna, MSW Ph.D.

Naelys Luna, MSW Ph.D.

Director and Professor
Phyllis and Harvey Sandler
School of Social Work

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 303C
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Naelys Luna earned her MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from Fordham University in New York and her BA from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She is a Licensed Social Worker (NY and NJ). She helped develop ADHD and PTSD programs in a child and adolescent outpatient psychiatric hospital. Dr. Luna has provided clinical social work services to children, adolescents, and their families in outpatient units, partial care programs, and private practice. She has worked in several research projects at the New York Psychiatric Institute and Lehman College. Dr. Luna’s research interests and publications are in the areas of substance use disorders, mood disorders, spirituality, parental roles, mental health outcomes in minorities (especially Hispanics), and psychosocial functioning.