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Usha Tummala-Narra

associate professor
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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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

  • Diversity Award, Division 39/American Psychological Association
  • Shining Star Award, American Psychological Association National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS)
  • Johanna K. Tabin Division 39/American Psychological Associatoin Book Proposal Prize
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Multicultural Concerns Award, American Psychological Association Division 39 Multicultural Concerns Committee

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Tummala-Narra, P. (2015).  Cultural competence as a core emphasis of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  Psychoanalytic Psychology 32(2),275-292.

Inman, A.G., Tummala-Narra, P., & Kaduvettoor-Davidson, A., Alvarez, A.N., & Yeh, C.J. (2015). A qualitative exploration of the role of race and racism for first generation Asian Indians.  The Counseling Psychologist, 41(2), 217-247.

Tummala-Narra, P. (2015). Ethnic identity, perceived support, and depressive symptoms among racial minority immigrant-origin adolescents.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(1), 23-33.

Tummala-Narra, P., Li, Z., Liu, T., & Wang, Y. (2014).  Violence exposure and mental health among adolescents:  The role of ethnic identity and help seeking.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Relearch , Practice, and Policy, 6(1), 8-24.

Ainslie, R.C., Tummala-Narra, P., Harlem, A., Barbanel, L., & Ruth, R. (2013).  Contemporary psychoanalytic views on the experience of immigration.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30(4),663-679.

Tummala-Narra, P. (2013). Psychotherapy with South Asian women:  Dilemmas of the immigrant and first generations. Women and Therapy, 36(3-4),176-197.

Tummala-Narra, P., & Claudius, M. (2013).  Perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms among immigrant-origin adolescents.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19(3), 257-269.

Tummala-Narra, P. (2013).  Psychoanalytic applications in a diverse society.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30(3), 471-487.

Tummala-Narra, P., & Claudius, M. (2013).  A qualitative examination of Muslim graduate international students' experiences in the United States.  International perspectives in Psychology:  Research, Practice, Consultation, 2(2), 132-147.

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.

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