Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Couple &
Family Therapy

DeMaria, Rita

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Rita DeMaria, PhD

Contact Dr. DeMaria

University City Office
4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 628-2450


PhD,  Bryn Mawr College, School of Social Work and Social Research, 1998
MS, Drexel University, Department of Human Behavior & Development (Family Development major, Business & Organizational Development minor), 1979
BA, Bloomsburg State College, Sociology major, double minors in Psychology and Business Administration, 1975

Research & Clinical Interests

Couples and Relationship Distress, Relationship Education,  Stages of Relationship, Positive Emotions

Professional Societies

1979 – present American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow, Approved Supervisor
2009 – present International Positive Psychology Association
2009 – present Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Editorial Board
2011 – present American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists


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