Rita M. Rivera, MS is a clinical psychology resident at Duke University and is pursuing a Psy.D. with a concentration in neuropsychology at Albizu University. She is a Certified Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals and a Certified Crisis Worker by the American Association of Suicidology.
Rita is the Chair of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology-Division of Graduate Students, Student Representative for the APA’s Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Div. 49), President of the Global Student Psychology Committee, and Past Chair of the Florida Psychological Association of Graduate Students.
Her areas of interest include fields that explore the relationship between physiology and mental health, particularly among minoritized and underserved populations. Rita is a proud international, first-generation Latina/Hispanic student from Honduras.
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