Dr. Maria Riva received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Riva is a Fellow of the APA (Division 49). She is a past President of the APA Division 49, Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, and on the editorial board of Group Dynamics; and Teaching and Education in Professional Psychology (TEPP). Dr. Riva is a past President of the Association of Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), and a Fellow of ASGW. She is also co-editor of the Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (2004, 2014), and many other articles on group psychotherapy. Her research interests include group leadership, supervision and training, trauma, adolescent development, and working with marginalized adolescents. Dr. Riva is passionate about group counseling and psychotherapy, diversity considerations in groups, and training and supervision in counseling psychology.
Courses Dr. Riva Teaches Regularly
CNP 4743: Fieldwork
CNP 4792: Professional Seminar in Counseling Psych (doctoral)
CNP 4720: Group Counseling Theory
CNP 4794: Advanced Group Counseling Theory
CNP 4780: Doctoral Supervision
CNP 4752: MA Internship
Doctoral student Anna Hangge presenting at the 2018 APA Convention in San Francisco
Dr. Riva and doctoral student Chrissy Motzny presenting at APA 2018
Cornish, J.A.E, Riva, M.T., & Smith, R.A. (2015).Responding to the Conscience Clause: A Complex and Crucial Issue in the Education and Training of Health Service Psychologists. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9, 271-274.
Smith, R.A., Cornish, J.A.E, & Riva, M.T. (November, 2014).Contracting for Group Supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 8.
Riva, M.T., & Lange, R. (2014). How leaders can assess group counseling.Book #7 in theGroup Work Practice Kit Series (a compendium of 9 small books for practitioners). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
DeLucia-Waack, J., Kalodner, C., & Riva, M.T. (2014) (Eds.). Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (2nded.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
DeLucia-Waack, J., Gerrity, D., Kalodner, C., & Riva, M.T. (2004) (Eds.). Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS
Riva, M., & Erickson Cornish, J. (2018). Ethical Considerations in Group Psychotherapy. In M. Leach & E. Welfel (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Applied Psychological Ethics(Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology, pp. 218-238). Cambridge: Cambridge University.
Riva, M.T., & Smith, R.A. (2018). Termination in group therapy: The neglected stage. In D. Viers (Ed.). The Group Therapist Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities (2nded., pp. 245-253, New York, NY: Routledge.
Smith, R. D., & Riva, M. T. (2018). Preparing Members for Group Therapy: Pre-group Orientation. In Dawn Viers (Ed.), Group Therapist's Notebook,(2nd ed., pp. 19-29). New York, NY: Routledge.
Riva, M.T. (2014). Supervision of Group Leaders. In J. DeLucia-Waack,, C. Kalodner, & M.T. Riva (Eds.)Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (2nded.). (pp. 146-158) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.