Postdoctoral FellowDBT Center
Dr. Hopper is a postdoctoral fellow in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Center at EBTCS.
Dr. Hopper completed her bachelor’s degree in industrial & organizational psychology at the University of Puerto Rico Arecibo Campus and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Albizu University San Juan Campus. Her doctoral research focused on examining the correlation between emotion dysregulation and sexual crimes in inmates convicted for such offenses.
Dr. Hopper completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Jackson Behavioral Hospital – Jackson Health System Adult Outpatient Clinic in Miami, Florida. There she worked with a diverse population with chronic medical conditions, PTSD, personality disorders and other difficulties. Throughout her graduate studies, Dr. Hopper provided clinical services in a variety of settings, including the Albizu University Clinic DBT program where she worked with teens and adults, as well as their family members. She also worked at the Pavia Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, where she led modified DBT skills groups for adults presenting varying levels of psychosis, serious mental illness, trauma and substance abuse. Additionally, Dr. Hopper has participated in various community-based organizations where she provided mental health services and workshops, making mental health services accessible for remote and underserved communities.
Dr. Hopper has worked for International Medical Corps, a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by supporting and improving quality of life by providing health and mental health care. She has extensive experience and training as a mental health first responder for natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Irma and María in the Caribbean, and the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Dr. Hopper is trained in evidence-based interventions for emotion dysregulation, anxiety, and PTSD. Her clinical passions include working with emotion dysregulation, suicidality, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and psychosis.
Dr. Hopper is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).