Rosana Rapizo, Ph.D.

Instituto Noos (NGO) and UNiversidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro Estate University)
Rua Conde Afonso Celso,
123. Jardim Botânico
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. CEP: 22461060


Rosana Rapizo is a psychologist, Master in Clinical Psychology at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and Ph.D in Social Psychology at the Estate University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her master dissertation was published as a book: Systems Family Therapy: from instruction to construction, in 1996.

She is a family and couples therapy since 1984 and developed a group work with mothers, fathers and children that went through the divorce in their families, since 1997. She published some articles about this work and in her doctoral thesis she developed a sistematization of a methodology to work with this kind of groups.

As a teacher, Rosana participated of the Foundation of Rio de Janeiro Family Therapy in 1987 and was a teacher, supervisor and researcher on Family therapy Training Program till 2005. Currently she is a teacher on the training program in Family Therapy at the Instituto Noos, a NGO, in Rio de Janeiro that works with families and groups. She coordinated training groups on family violence, and groups of women in violence situation inside the family. Since 2011, she is a member of International Certificate on Collaborative Practices at INTERFACI, São Paulo, Brazil. She is also the coordinator of the course Theory and Practice of Working with Groups, at Instituto Noos, since 2012.

In 2015 she began to teach at the Psychological Institute at the Estate University of Rio de Janeiro.

Rosana Rapizo Dissertation