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Inez Rivera

Inez Rivera

Inez Rivera

Faculty Counselor/Assistant Professor, Student Development

Technology Center, Room 8234


Inez Rivera joined RCC in 2013 as a Faculty Counselor/Instructor in the Student Development Center. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a social worker and more than 15 years in higher education as an advisor, educator and administrator. While at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where she was Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor in the Social Work program, she worked with many RCC graduates who were pursuing a degree in social work. She recognized that their success at RCC was “a major achievement and, for some, a major turning point in their lives.”

Before coming to RCC, Rivera served as Assistant Dean of Field Education at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY. Aside from her various positions in academia she has served as a clinical social worker at several agencies and hospitals and has also maintained a private psychotherapy practice.


  • BA Psychology, Lehman College, CUNY, 1976
  • MS Social Work, Columbia University, 1978

Professional Accomplishments

  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (NASW)
  • Conducted workshops, seminars and guest lectures on various topics such as group therapy, early childhood intervention, field instruction and working with Hispanic families

Presentations (Selected)

  • “Process Recordings: An Essential Tool for Field Instructors,” Annual Field Instructors Conference for Iona College, College of New Rochelle and Concordia College, Bronxville NY, 2008
  • “Cultural/Ethnic Self Awareness and the Social Work Student: Its Importance and Implications For Practice,” New York State Social Work Education Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2007
  • “Obstacles to Service Delivery and Community Mental Health,” Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, 1998