Marcela Torres Pauletic is a licensed clinical psychologist and research scientist, and the Director of Training for the Center for Resilience and Well-being in Schools. Marcela’s areas of expertise include child social emotional development, childhood trauma and resilience, and the protective role of relationships throughout childhood. She is involved in intervention and prevention program development, evaluation and dissemination. Her contributions are instrumental to the continuing development of Let’s Connect and RISE: Resilience in Schools and Educators.
Dr. Torres Pauletic also provides training and consultation to mental health professionals in evidence-based treatments for children and families experiencing trauma, and in the RISE and Let’s Connect programs. She is an expert, national trainer in the evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions TF-CBT.
She holds a B.S. in Human Development from the Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Child and Family Specialization) from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center. Marcela enjoys being outdoors with her husband, Josh, and dog, Shyla, gardening, hiking or exploring Colorado. She also enjoys the adventure of traveling and taking in the performing arts, whenever possible.