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Maria T. Riva University of Denver, CO, USA

Maria T. Riva is a Professor in Counseling Psychology and Chair of the Department of School and Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. She received her B.A. in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1976, her M.S. in behavior modification from Southern Illinois University in 1979, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in counseling psychology in 1990. Dr. Riva is currently the President of the APA Division 49, Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. She is a past president of the American Counseling Association Division of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), a Fellow of ASGW, and a past Associate Editor of the Journal for Specialists in Gorup Work.  She has written articles on supervision and teaching of group counseling, and group superivison, along with co-editing the Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (with DeLucia-Waack, Gerrity, and Kalodner) and authoring the book Assessing Groups with Robin Lange.  She teaches group counseling courses and courses in supervision. Her research interests are in group dynamics, group leadership, and ethical group supervision.