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Rita M. Rivera, M.S., CTP


Rita M. Rivera, M.S., CTP, is a clinical psychology resident at Duke University and is pursuing a Psy.D. with a concentration in neuropsychology at Albizu University. She is also a Certified Trauma Professional and a Certified Crisis Worker. Rivera is the Chair of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology—Division of Graduate Students (AACP-DGS), Student Representative for the APA’s Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Div. 49), and co-chair of several working groups of the APA’s Interdivisional COVID-19 Taskforce, including the Higher Education working group. She is a member of the student committees of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society and the National Latinx Psychological Association. Her areas of interest include fields that explore the relationship between physiology and mental health, particularly among minority and underserved populations. Rivera has clinical experience working with Hispanic/Latinx, trauma, and high-risk populations both in the United States and in her home country, Honduras.

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