Faculty — Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Kristi Vivirito, Psy.D.
Assistant Director of the IPS Center
Psy.D., Institute for the Psychological Sciences
M.S., Institute for the Psychological Sciences
B.S., Montana State University
(703) 418-2111 ext. 134
Dr. Vivirito is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University (DMU) in 2019. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Baylor University Counseling Center in Waco, Texas, and returned to Virginia to complete a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at DMU which included the provision of psychotherapy and psychological assessment at the IPS Center as well as teaching courses in the PsyD program at IPS. Dr. Vivirito’s professional work is focused on the practice of psychotherapy and the formation, training, and supervision of clinicians. Dr. Vivirito’s clinical interests include attachment theory, Emotionally-Focused Individual and Couples Therapy (EFIT/EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the integration of a Catholic vision of the human person as applied to psychotherapeutic intervention and clinical supervision.