Danny-WeddingI am pleased to write a letter of recommendation for my friend and colleague, Dr. Rivka Bertisch Meir. I have known Rivka for several years, and we both studied at the University of Hawaii and shared the same mentor, friend and colleague, Dr. Raymond Corsini. Rivka is passionate about international psychology. She is warm and genuinely interested in others, and she has been an inspiration and a role model for many young psychologists.
Rivka was the International Liaison for the Division of International Psychology (APA Division 52) for several years, and I was able to observe how diligently and purposefully she went about meeting the needs of the Division.
She significantly increased our membership, and she introduced the work of Division 52 to colleagues around the world. She also created the innovative program called “Adopt a Psychologist from Abroad” to encourage international collaboration and cooperation, and she utilized her multicultural background, language skills and connections to enhance the network among psychologists in over 90 countries.
Endorsing Rivka is an easy and pleasurable task, and I think she will make numerous personal and professional contributions in her new home in Miami.
Danny Wedding, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Management and International Programs
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University