John Robert C. Rilveria, M.A.

Assistant Professor


Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Cognitive, affective, and motivational variables with clinical significance; Coping and resilience; Health-seeking behaviors; Treatment-interfering behaviors; Interventions for mood and anxiety disorders; Autism-spectrum disorders; Development of therapeutic alliance


Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (minor in Personality Psychology), ongoing, University of the Philippines - Diliman

Master of Arts in Psychology (Clinical Psychology), University of the Philippines - Diliman

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences, University of the Philippines - Manila

Selected Publications

Rilveria, J. R. (2021). Understanding the Secondary System of Therapeutic Alliance in Autism Interventions from the Perspectives of Parents and Caregivers. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Rilveria, J. R. (2018). The development of the Filipino coping strategies scale. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 18(1), 111-126.

Rilveria, J. R. (2017). Medicating autism: Factors affecting the decision of parents regarding the use of psychotropic medicine for their children diagnosed with autism. Psychreg Journal of Psychology, 1(1), 40-52.

Professional Association

Member (2021 to present), Psychological Association of the Philippines