Background, Education and Training

Dr. Rocchio is a clinical and forensic psychologist with expertise in the areas of interpersonal violence, traumatic stress and ethics. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1995, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Yale University School of Medicine. During her post-doctoral internship she conducted research and led groups at the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Partial Program at Butler Hospital, taught at Providence College and the University of Rhode Island, and provided psychotherapy in an independent practice setting. Since 1997, Dr. Rocchio has been the clinical director of Lisa M. Rocchio, Ph.D. & Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplinary independent practice providing services to adults, children, and their families. As the owner of a small business, she has supervised both clinical and administrative staff, created and managed financial, business and clinical policies and procedures, and collaborated with other professionals, hospitals and agencies throughout the state.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Rocchio holds an appointment as Clinical Instructor with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. She has published and presented on topics related to traumatic stress, interpersonal violence, ethics and professional practice issues. Dr. Rocchio is active within local, national and international psychology organizations. She is a fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA), and is a member of the APA Ethics Committee. In addition to her membership in several APA divisions, she is a founding member of Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), where she currently holds the position of President-Elect. Dr. Rocchio is the Past-President of the Rhode Island Psychological Association (RIPA), and serves as their current Council Representative. She has also been an active member of the RIPA Ethics Committee for more than twenty-five years, and has served as the committee’s chair.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA),
    • Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology
    • Division 29, Psychotherapy
    • Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women
    • Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society
    • Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice (Fellow)
    • Division 56, Trauma Psychology (Fellow)
  • Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD)
  • Rhode Island Psychological Association (RIPA)


Licensed in the State of RI, 1997
Licensed in the State of NY, 2012
Licensed in the State of MA, 2014

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)