Carmen Moedano

Carmen Moedano

Carmen Moedano is a licensed clinical social worker and a practicing staff clinician at the University of Pennsylvania’s Counseling & Psychological Services where she is a member of the social work training and supervisory team. Carmen has taught as an adjunct instructor for courses that include Clinical Social Work I & II at GSSWSR. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations in a variety of clinical settings that include community behavioral health, hospital inpatient and outpatient care, and private practice. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Community Health from Brown University. She received additional training through the National Group Psychotherapy Institute at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Intergenerational Trauma and Attachment
  • Immigrant Experiences and Mental Health
  • Suicidal Behaviors and Interventions
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research 

Dissertation Topic

Carmen is interested in studying the intersection between stressful life experiences, the onset of mood disorders during adolescence and young adulthood, and psychosocial functioning in college students.  She is particularly interested in studying the risk and protective factors for psychosocial stress among first-generation college students.