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Meet the 2022 Elected Early Career Professional Committee Chairs

2022 Early Career Professional Chair and Representative to the Division 52 Board

Dr. Lora Erickson is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the states of Illinois, Florida, and Colorado, an international psychologist, and a professor.  She currently teaches full time for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) in the Master of Arts in Psychology program for the online campus.  She is also a dissertation chair and committee reader with TCSPP in the international psychology doctoral program. She provides clinical services on a telehealth platform through Higher Ground Wellness. Her research interests include the cross-cultural study of resiliency and protective factors, emergent professional identity models within the field of international psychology, Animal Assisted Intervention stress reduction techniques, social dislocation, and migration with dignity.  She currently resides in the Denver-metro area.

Juan Antonio Valdivia

2022 Early Career Professional Past Chair
Juan Antonio Valdivia Ph.D.
 is a clinical/educational psychologist holding degrees from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (B.S. Clinical Psychology, and M.S. Psychology), and a Doctor of Educational Psychology with a specialty in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research from Washington State University. He obtained postdoctoral training at the School of Humanities and Education of Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is an active member of Mexico´s National Research System (SNI-C).

2022 Early Career Professional Chair-Elect

Tatyana El-Kour