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Freddie Pastrana Rivera

Dr. Freddie Pastrana Rivera

Assistant Professor


Dr. Pastrana Rivera is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas and completed a predoctoral internship in child trauma psychology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He received postdoctoral training in traumatic loss from MUSC and school-based consultation from Ohio University. Dr. Pastrana Rivera is the director of the Child and Family Equity Prevention & Research lab (CAFE PR). His research interests include evaluating the impact of social and contextual stressors on children's psychosocial functioning, early screening and preventive interventions in schools and communities, and supports for youth from historically underrepresented and racially/ethnically diverse families.

  • PHD - University of Arkansas (2019)
  • MA - University of Arkansas (2014)
  • BA - Arizona State University-Tempe (2010)

PSY 110: General Psychology
PSY 231: Psychology of Personal Adjustment
PSY 782: Clinical Psychology Practicum

  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Bullying, Trauma, Mental Health Disparities, School-Based Intervention