Nichola Ribadu, DMFT, LMFT | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University
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Nicole Ribadu

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Email nribadu@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47005
Fax 909-558-0447

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 204
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees

  • DMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, 2008
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, 2003

Areas of Specialization

  • At-risk youth
  • Group homes for at-risk youth
  • Program development
  • Staff development and trainings (group home, managed care, community mental health)
  • Community mental health
  • Professional mentoring
  • Narrative therapy
  • Diversity
  • Self-of-therapist

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California), MFT46409
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Member
  • AAMFT-approved Supervisor Equivalent

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Oloo, W., Ribadu, I., Ribadu, N. (2016). Adolescent Body Image in the United States and Guyana: A Socio-Cultural Comparison. American International Journal of Social Science.

Presentations

  • Faculty Mentoring Introduction. Northcentral University Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, July 2016.

Community Engagement

  • Parent mentoring in church groups (Current)
  • Participate in Ramadan and Eid celebrations within the Islamic community (Current)
  • At-Risk Youth Mentor, Southern California Group Homes and Juvenile Hall (2003-2004)
  • Crisis Counseling Southern California Fires, San Bernardino Relief Services (2003)
  • Anger Management Training, Dos Palos Oro Lindo Unified School District (1998-1999)
  • Child Protective Services Volunteer, Merced Human Services (1998-1999)
Dr. Nichola Ribadu
As I've matured into middle adulthood, I've learned the importance of meeting needs from a whole person perspective. For me this includes creative activities such as painting. This helps me to get out of my strictly analytic headspace and develop more creative ways of looking at issues. I encourage everyone to find an activity that brings joy and peace in this very busy world of ours.