Dr. Marita Padilla is an Assistant Professor at the Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu. She is an alumni of Chaminade University of Honolulu, receiving her B.A. in Psychology. She received a Master’s in Education for School Counseling from Grand Canyon University, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. She completed her internship at Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Hawai‘i Department of Education- School Based Behavioral Health division. Previous work experiences include working in school, forensic, crisis intervention, and community mental health center settings both in Arizona and Hawai‘i. She has served on multidisciplinary teams and supervised doctoral students, interns, and postdoctoral residents. She also worked in private practice providing forensic and psychological assessment, as well as psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Padilla obtained certification with the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology.
A.B.P.P., Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 2021
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, 2014
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, 2011
M.Ed., Secondary Education in School Counseling, Grand Canyon University, Glendale, AZ, 2009
B.A., Psychology, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, 2006