Raquel Hoersting
Raquel Hoersting
Assistant Professor
Memorial Hall 206
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Assistant Professor and PsyD Program Practicum Coordinator

BA (Universidad San Francisco de Quito); MS, PhD (North Texas)

Dr. Raquel Hoersting is an assistant professor for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), Master’s and PhD degree at the University of North Texas (USA), and a postdoctoral fellowship in Social Psychology, Work and Organizations at the University of Brasilia, Brazil. She has a background in clinical and social psychology that is focused on culture and mental health, particularly on identity shifts related to cultural, social and group aspects and processes. She coordinates the Intercultural Inquiry in Psychology Lab, which focuses its research on topics related to the intersection of social identity, belonging, culturally congruent psychological interventions, and psychological processes of creativity and change within intercultural dimensions. She is a registered clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy full trainer, and has experience working with individuals who present with complex trauma and other mental health issues for over 15 years. She also has experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), multicultural counselling, and clinical supervision.

Research Interests
  • Cultural identity
  • Cultural distance
  • Social support
  • Sociocultural and psychological adaption

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