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2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Edil Torres Rivera
Dr. Edil Torres Rivera
Dr. Edil Torres Rivera, professor and Director of the Latinx Studies at Wichita State University, Kansas, will be the keynote speaker at the KCA 2023 Conference.
Since 1995, Dr. Torres has presented papers at national and international conferences such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), American Psychological Association (APA), National Latinx Psychology Association (NLPA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for Counseling Education and Supervision (ACES), and the Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP). He is the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal (February 1990), the Best Group Research Article of the Year (March 2000), the Army Achievement Medal First Oak Leaf (August 1986), the Army Commendation Medal (November 1986), a fellow at the American Counseling Association as well as the Specialists for Group Work, and the Ohana Award for social justice (March 2004).
Dr. Edil Torres Rivera has been elected to serve as the American Counseling Association (ACA) President beginning on July 1, 2023. Dr. Rivera specializes in multicultural counseling, chaos theory, group work, liberation psychology, supervision, technology, multicultural counseling, Puerto Rican studies, prisons, identity development, and gang-related behavior. His work has appeared in the Journal of Counseling and Development, the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, Radical Psychology Journal, and many more. Presently he serves in the editorial boards of the Interamerican Journal of Psychology and the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology.
Edil Torres Rivera, Phd elected as 72nd president of the American Counseling Association. ACA(WEBusage). (2022, February 16). Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/news/updates/news-detail/2022/02/16/edil-torres-rivera-phd-elected-as-72nd-president-of-the-american-counseling-association
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