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Rosa Julia Rivera Garcia

Rosa Julia Rivera Garcia

Part-time Faculty

Rosa draws on nearly three decades of experience and leadership providing culturally responsive clinical services. Presently, Ms. Garcia Rivera is the co-owner and one of the architects of Chicago Growth Mindset, a Latina led private practice specializing in integrating workplace mental wellness programs and providing evidence-based behavioral healthcare for high stress professionals as well as community leaders and first responders. In addition to Chicago Growth Mindset gained recognition for her tenure Leading a social service organization that had been in existence for over 124 years. There she served disinvested communities, designing impactful data driven social service models and providing leadership in the areas of Education, Youth Programs Mental Health, and Civic Engagement.

Currently Rosa is teaching Biopsychosocial Assessment and Diagnostics.

As a 30-year veteran in the field of childhood mental health, and a mother of 2 children I am committed to high quality early childhood programming. There is a critical need to invest in the future of our workforce that will continue to support the evolving needs of our most vulnerable children. Erikson has a strong reputation as leader in the field of Early childhood mental health and has demonstrated commitment serving all children with equity and expertise.  I am honored to be teaching here once again.