Michelle A. Herrera, ABD

Michelle A. Herrera, ABD

New York


Michelle Herrera consults with immigrant legal services organizations to promote workplace effectiveness and health. Her interests include promoting equity for culturally diverse and marginalized groups. She also specializes in forensic psychology and is currently conducting research on the role of social support on treatment adherence and institutional aggression among pre-trial defendants. She has volunteered with non-profit organizations that emphasize social justice and policy reform. Michelle has received extensive clinical training in trauma treatment and has worked with varying trauma-exposed populations, including active and veteran servicemen and women, incarcerated mothers, and immigrants and refugees. She has years of individual psychotherapy experience with English and monolingual Spanish speaking patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. She is affiliated with the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) at the United Nations and has completed annual services trips as a volunteer legal aid for the Dilley Pro Bono Project, where she interviews women and children at a family detention center in order to provide legal aid and education prior to in-house credible fear interviews.