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Psychologist, professor, activist and author, Gloria M. Rodriguez, is a sought after speaker and workshop facilitator with expertise in multicultural, women's, spiritual, social and positive psychology. Below is a partial list of the academic, community and corporate entities with which she has collaborated.



~ Colleges and Universities ~

  • Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.)

  • University of Connecticut (Storrs-Mansfield, Conn)

  • New York University (NY, NY)

  • Barnard/Columbia University (NY, NY)

  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

  • St. John’s University (Queens, NY)

  • Old Westbury University (Old Westbury, NY)

  • Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY)

  • New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ)

  • Farleigh-Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ)

  • Dartmouth University (Hanover, NH)

  • Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, CT)


Community Organizations/ Collaborations

  • Guest Speaker/Panelist: 10th Annual Mind Body & Spirit Conference, “You Are More Than Good Enough”. 100 Hispanic Woman, Inc. & Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (2013-2014)

  • Guest Speaker: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diasporic Institute (Feb. 2013 -2014)

  • Endnote Speaker: Wise Woman Conference - Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.Kappa Chapter, University of Connecticut (Nov. 2013-Storrs-Mansfield, Ct)

  • Guest Speaker: 2nd Annual Latino Mental Health Professionals Symposium, Philadelphia, Pa. (Nov. 2012)

  • Guest Workshop Leader: Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy - The Global Axe Diasporic Cultural Conference. Salvador, Bahia - Brazil(August, 2012)

  • Keynote Speaker, Lambda Theta Alpha Convention(San Juan, PR) June, 2012

  • Guest Speaker, MUEVETE! Boricua Youth Annual Conference (Bronx, NY) 2011; 1998-2001

  • Guest Speaker, Omo Obatala Egbe, Inc. Conference (East Stroudsberg, PA) 2011, 2007

  • Keynote Speaker, National Alumnae Conference, Lambda Theta Alpha (Atlantic City, NJ) 2007

  • Keynote Speaker, Founders Dinner, Hermandad Sigma Iota Alpha (New Brunswick, NJ) 2007



  • Guest Speaker, Staff Development Conference, Bronx Lebanon Hospital  (Bronx, NY) 2006

  • Guest Speaker, “Mind, Body, Spirit” Conference, 100 Hispanic Women,  Inc. (NY, NY) 2003-2006

  • Guest Speaker, CAPC Conference¸ Bronx Lebanon Hospital (Bronx, NY) 2004-2005

  • Guest Speaker, Summer Leadership Conference, Hermandad Sigma Iota  Alpha (NY, NY) 2005

  • Guest Speaker, Latino Unity Conference, New York University (NY, NY) 2003-2005

  • Guest Speaker, United Federation of Teachers Hispanic Affairs Committee (NY, NY) 2004

  • Guest Speaker, Heart and Soul Conference, Latina Magazine (NY, NY) 2003

  • Guest Speaker, 16th Anniversary National Conference¸ Lamba  Phi Chi (New York, NY) 2003

  • Guest Speaker, LATINA Magazine Empowerment Conference (Brooklyn, NY) 2002

  • ~ Partnerships/Collaborative Events ~

  • Woman to Woman: A Cross Cultural Dialogue, International retreat. Viver Brasil Dance Company (Salvador & Bahia, Brazil) 2001-2002

  • Women’s Health and Spirit, Workshop, El Rincón de la Salud (NY, NY) 2001-2002  

  • WOMANspirit: Sacred Ground for Feminine Empowerment, Weekend retreat, Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute (NY, NY)  1999   



~Honors and Awards~

  • Mentor of the Year Award – 2013Determined to Educate, Inc.December 2013

  • Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora InstituteService to Women through DeAlmas Women’s InstituteSeptember 29, 2012

  • Winner 2012 - International Latino Book Awards. You Are More than Good Enough, First Place in Self-Help and Spirituality, Second Place in Women's Issues

  • The National Puerto Rican Day Education and Leadership Award for Women's Empowerment and Leadership ~ 2012

  • Womyn Warrior Award 2012 ~ Casa Atabex Ache

  • Teacher of the Year for 2003 Phi Theta Kappa - Bronx Community College


  ~ Media Appearances ~

  • Visionary Women!, OPEN with Rhina Valentin, Bronx Cablenet (Bronx, NY) 2009 - 2011

  • Guest Panelist, The Law of Attraction, Brooklyn Cable Network (Brooklyn, NY) 2007

  • Guest Panelist, Women & Body Image¸ WBAI Radio(NY, NY)  2006  

  • Producer and Commentator, Women’s Spirituality and Personal Growth as Activism  WBAI Radio (NY, NY)


~ Publications ~

  • The Baianas:  Spiritual  Mothers of BahiaOctober 2013

  • You Are More Than Good Enough! DeAlmas Press, 2011

  • Rodriguez, G.M. (2002). DeAlmas Latinas: A Psychospiritual Culturally Relevant Group Process. Women & Therapy, 24, 19-32

  • The Invisible Alliance: Psyche and Spirit in Feminist Therapy, New York: Haworth Press, Inc.

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