My name is Rita Rivera, and I am a fourth-year Psy.D. student at Albizu University in Miami, Florida. I am also an international 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, 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. I am a proud first-generation graduate student, and it would be an honor to serve as your APAGS Chair-elect. You can read more on my candidacy and leadership experience here.
Virtual psychotherapy groups can serve as support systems for students during these difficult times while also adhering to safety regulations.
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