My name is Rita Rivera, and I am a fourth-year Psy.D. student at Albizu University in Miami, Florida. I am also a proud first-generation, international graduate student from Honduras.
Currently, I serve as chair of the Florida Psychological Association of Graduate Students (FPAGS) and Student Representative of several APA Divisions, including General Psychology, International Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Group Psychotherapy.
My areas of interest include fields that explore the relationship between physiology and mental health, particularly among minority and underserved populations. I am currently a writer for APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology-SCP Connect Team, and I have a Psychology Today blog, “Physio & Psych.”
I have clinical experience working with Hispanic/Latinx patients and high-risk populations in the United States and my home country, Honduras.
Virtual psychotherapy groups can serve as support systems for students during these difficult times while also adhering to safety regulations.
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