Dr. DeMaria is the senior author of Focused Genograms: Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals and Couples and Families, first published in 1999 and now in a 2nd edition.Genograms are an important tool for increasing awareness and insight about family patterns and influences on current relationships. Genograms can be confusing to those who have never undertaken the adventure of studying their family through time and relationships. Studying family patterns has a long history in genealogy, family therapy, and family medicine. This program was created to strengthen the focus of treatment and education for mental health professionals and relationship educators who want to add the study of the family history to their work.
Rita DeMaria, Ph.D. is a PA licensed MFT and an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT who can help you achieve your licensure or become a member of AAMFT. Supervision includes mentoring, practice development as well as dissertation advisement and consultation.
Become a certified trainer in the new "customized" version of the PREPARE-ENRICH inventory. It is a proven way to increase the success of marriage, reduce divorce rates. Dr. DeMaria is a Seminar Director with PREPARE-ENRICH and has expertise in applications of the inventory to distressed couples.
Dr. DeMaria is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University Master’s in Couple in Family Therapy Program. She teaches the Research in CFT course. She is also on the faculty of the Council for Relationships Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Couple and Family Therapy and teaches the “Intersystem Model Approach to Relationship Therapy” course as well as Intensive CE Programs on “Intimate Family Violence’, “Relationship Education: Working with Individuals and Couples”, and “Bonding and Couples Therapy”.For more information contact DrRita@RitaDeMaria.com.