John Thomas Rucker

Psychology Intern

Florida Institute of Technology

Graduate Student

Member Since: 2021

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Professional Bio

John Rucker is a 5th year graduate student at the Florida Institute of Technology's doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. He is currently on internship at the Menninger Clinic affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His research and clinical interests lay in psychoanalytic practice and performance-based assessment. Recently, John developed and evaluated an object relations measure for the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank (RISB) and is working towards further validation/extension. John is known for his professionalism, warmth and commitment to scholarship. John's career goals after the completion of his internship are to extend his training in a post-doctoral internship position emphasizing depth-oriented approaches. As the son of a teacher, John hopes to maintain a connection to higher learning by pursuing a position in academia in the future, while simultaneously managing his own private practice. In addition, John hopes to pursue training and certification as an adult psychoanalyst.

Born and raised in a small town outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, John is a hopeless fan of the Carolina Panthers and North Carolina State Wolfpack. In his spare time he enjoys working out, reading, going to the theatre, sampling wine, and wrestling with his dog. His favorite movie is Airplane!, his favorite book is Anxious People, his favorite play is The Band’s Visit, and his favorite meal is wherever he is surrounded by friends and family. If you would like to contact John, he can be reached at


Parent: Florida Institute of Technology

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Interest Group

Collaborative-Therapeutic Assessment, Psychoanalytic Assessment

Practice Assessment Activity Areas


Practice Assessment Populations Served

Adolescent, Adult