Aurelio Prifitera joined Harcourt Assessment, now Pearson, in 1985 and was named president of The Psychological Corporation, a division of which included both the domestic and international clinical businesses. Previously he was a vice president and director of its psychological measurement and human resource measurement groups. As a senior project director, he developed intellectual, personality and neuropsychological assessments, and coordinated national standardization and validation of psychological assessments.
Prifitera is a licensed psychologist and a registered health service provider in psychology and for a brief time had a private practice in clinical psychology. He worked as a staff clinical psychologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Medical Center. Prifitera also served as staff psychologist at Highland Hospital in Asheville, NC, and adjunct faculty member at Duke University Medical School.
Prifitera earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University and a master's degree in Psychology at the University of Illinois. He also holds a master's degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago, as well as a master's degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology at Syracuse University.