Dr. Torres-Rivera Named ACA Fellow

Dr. Edil Torres-Rivera has been named an American Counseling Association Fellow. ACA bestows the highest honor of ACA Fellow upon those counseling professionals who have made a significant contribution to the counseling profession in the areas of practice, research, leadership, and/or counselor training across their career.

Dr. Edil Torres Rivera is Professor of Counselor Education and Associate Director of the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education at the University of Florida. His research interests encompass multicultural counseling, group work, chaos theory, liberation psychology, technology, supervision, prisons, Puerto Rican studies, identity development, and gang-related behavior. Dr. Torres has served on the editorial boards for three ACA journals. Presently, he serves on an additional board and is also the editor of the Interamerican Journal of Psychology. He has presented at numerous international, national, and state conferences. He is the recipient of the Best Group Research Article of the Year (March 2000), the Samuel Johnson award (March 2010), ASGW Fellow (March 2010), the National Defense Service Medal (February 1990), the Army Commendation Medal (November 1986), the Army Achievement Medal First Oak Leaf (August 1986), and the Ohana Award (March 2004). Furthermore, he has provided consultation services to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Council in Nevada and was the director of the Graduate School of Education’s School Counseling Program in Singapore.