Gabriela Ontiveros

Graduate Research Assistant

Gabriela is currently a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley. Her training program provides intensive instruction in the theoretical framework of psychology and broad experience in methods of practice in clinical psychology. Gabriela hopes to become a psychology scientist and practitioner that conducts research and provides professional service to minority populations.


  • B.S. Biology and Chemistry – Minor: Spanish (Degree conferred 2014)
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology (Degree conferred Fall 2019)
  • PhD Clinical Psychology (Current)


Research Interests

  • Research with Emerging Adults in Community Supervision
  • Prediction, prevention, and treatment of teen dating violence and intimate partner violence
  • Cultural context of intimate partner violence and dating violence in the Rio Grande Valley


Current Projects

  • Hidalgo County Emerging Adult Strategy (HCEAS) evaluation research
  • Dating violence in a sample of Rio Grande Valley high school students
  • Hormone analysis and intimate partner violence perpetration among adults in community supervision in Hidalgo County, Texas