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Kelly E. Ferreira
Visiting Lecturer in Psychology
Phone: (860) 297-2539 Office Location: Life Sciences Center
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Trinity College faculty member since 2020
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Degrees:
Ph.D., The Catholic Univ. of America (2018)
M.A., The Catholic Univ. of America (2016)
M.A., Pepperdine Univ. (2011)
B.A., Clemson Univ. (2009)

Kelly Ferreira (née Gill) began her career in psychology at Clemson University, where she received her bachelor’s degree and developed an interest in clinical work. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. While training as a therapist, she became interested in research that examined clinical etiologies of severe mental illness. This led to a position at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in which she assisted on a variety of research studies and published manuscripts focused on early psychosis. Following this experience, she began a doctoral program in developmental psychology at Catholic University, and focused her research on emotion regulation and its relation to social and cognitive variables. Most recently, she worked as a research associate at UConn Health in their center for developmental disabilities, and as an adjunct faculty member teaching online courses. At Trinity College, she developed and is teaching courses in clinical and cognitive psychology and is expanding on her graduate research examining state and trait emotion regulation.