Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology
PhD, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
MA, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
BA, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
Ingrid Herrera-Yee is a new adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in trauma from the University of Vermont and served as a clinical fellow for several years at Harvard University. Her pre- and post-doctoral work with Harvard University’s mental health team allowed her to sharpen her skills in trauma-focused-therapy, in both Spanish and English, with a diverse community. Since that time, with her family’s frequent military moves, she has worked as an educator, speaker, policy wonk, writer, and researcher. Her research has focused on preventing suicide among military service members as well as in resiliency among domestic violence survivors.
She is a military spouse and the founder of Military Spouse Behavioral Health Clinicians (MSBHC). MSBHC connects military spouse mental health clinicians with information and resources to support them through their journey toward their career in mental health. She was named the National Guard Spouse of the Year in 2014 and received the Edith Hendley Award for outstanding contributions to the lives of women through her clinical work, teaching, research, and advocacy. She serves on several advisory boards, including those for Give an Hour, Blue Star Families, and the Military Family Advisory Network. She has been published extensively and has been asked to speak on military and family mental health issues.
Currently, she works as a contractor for the Department of Defense’s Real Warriors Campaign, an initiative launched by the Psychological Health Center of Excellence to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery, and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans, and their families. She also works for the Department of Defense’s Suicide Prevention Office, which focuses on providing advocacy, program oversight, and policy for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts.