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Usha Tummala-Narra

assistant professor
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

Usha Tummala

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Room 319

617.552.4491

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Clinical Psychology
M.A., Michigan State University, Clinical Psychology

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1997-present
State of Michigan, 2005-present

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS
Multicultural psychology, psychological trauma, ethnic and racial discrimination among immigrant communities, race and ethnicity in the psychotherapeutic process.

HONORS/AWARDS
Scholars in Medicine Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
Sonia Smith Diversity Award, Cambridge Health Alliance

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Tummala-Narra, P., & Claudius, M. (in press).  A qualitative examination of Muslim graduate international students' experiences in the United States.  International perspectives in Psychology:  Research, Practice, Consultation.

Tummala-Narra, P., & Claudius, M. (in press).  Perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms among immigrant-origin adolescents.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Tummala-Narra, P., Li, Z., Liu, T., & Wang, Y. (in press).  Violence exposure and mental health among adolescents:  The role of ethnic identity and help seeking.  Psychological Trauma:  Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Tummala-Narra, P. (in press). Psychotherapy with South Asian women:  Dilemmas of the immigrant and first generations.  Women and Therapy.

Tummala-Narra, P. (in press).  Psychoanalytic applications in a diverse society.  Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Tummala-Narra, P., Sathasivam-Rueckert, N., & Sundaram, S. (2013).  Voices of older Asian Indian immigrants. Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 44 (1), 1-10.

Tummala-Narra, P., & Sathasivam-Ruechert, N. (2013).  Perceived support from adults, interactions with police, and adolescents' depressive symptomology:  An examination of sex, race, and social class.  Journal of Adolescence, 36, 209-219.

Tummala-Narra,P., Kallavayalil, D., Singer, R., & Andreini, R. (2012).  Relational experiences of complex trauma survivors in treatment:  Preliminary findings from a naturalistic study.  Psychological Trauma:  Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4(6), 640-648.

Tummala-Narra, P., Singer, R., Li, Z., Esposito, J., & Ash, S. (2012). Individual and systemic factors in clinicians' self-perceived cultural competence.  Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 43(3), 165-174.

Tummala-Narra, P., Alegria, M., Chen, C. (2012). Perceived discrimination, acculturative stress, and depression among South Asians:  Mixed findings.  Asian American Journal of Psychology, Special Issue:  Secondary analysis of the National Latino Asain American Study (NLAAS) Dataset-Part I, 3(1), 3-16.

Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., & West, J. (2011). Revisiting community work from a psychodynamic perspective.  Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 42(5), 398-404.

Tummala-Narrra, P., Inman, A.G., & Ettigi, S. (2011).  Asian Indians' Responses to Discrimination:  A mixed-method examination of identity, coping, and self-esteem.  Asian American Journal of Psychology, 2(3), 205-218.

Tummala-Narra, P. (2011).  A psychodynamic perspective on the negotiation of prejudice among immigrant women.  Women and Therapy, 34, (4), 429-446.