Faculty Directory

Usha Tummala-Narra

Program Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology; Professor, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


  • Tummala-Narra, P. (Ed.) (2021). Trauma and racial minority immigrants: Turmoil, uncertainty, and resistance. APA Division 45 Book Series. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tummala-Narra, P., Li, Z., Yang, E.J., Xiu, Z., Cui, E., & Song, Y. (2021). Family conflict and ethnic identity among Chinese American college students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 91(1), 36-49. 
  • Tummala-Narra, P. (2020). The fear of immigrants. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 37(1), 50-61.
  • Tummala-Narra, P., Gordon, J., Gonzalez, L.D., de Mello Barreto, L., Meerkins, T., Nguyen, M., Medzhitova, J., & Perazzo, P. (2019). Breaking the silence: Perspectives on sexual violence among Indian American women. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 10(4), 293-306.
  • Clauss-Ehlers, C., Chiriboga, D., Hunter, S.J., Roysircar-Sodowsky, G., & Tummala-Narra, P. (2019). APA Multicultural Guidelines Executive Summary: Ecological approach to context, identity, and intersectionality. American Psychologist, 74(2), 232-244.
  • Tummala-Narra, P., Li, Z., Chang, J., Yang, E.J., Jiang, J., Sagherian, M., Phan, J., & Alfonso, A. (2018). Developmental and contextual correlates of mental health and help seeking among Asian American college students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(6), 636-649.
  • Tummala-Narra, P., Claudius, M., Letendre, P., Sarbu, E., Teran, V., & Villalba, W. (2018). Psychoanalytic psychologists’ conceptualizations of cultural competence in psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35(1), 46-59. 
  • Tummala-Narra, P., Houston-Kolnik, J., Sathasivam-Rueckert, N., & Greeson, M.R. (2017). An examination of attitudes toward gender and sexual violence among Asian Indians in the United States. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 8(2), 156-166. 
  • Tummala-Narra, P.  (2016). Psychoanalytic theory and cultural competence in psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 
  • Tummala-Narra, P., & Sathasivam-Rueckert, N. (2016). The experience of ethnic and racial group membership among immigrant-origin adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 31(3) 299-342.
  • Tummala-Narra, P., Deshpande, A., & Kaur, J.  (2016). South Asian adolescents’ experiences of acculturative stress and coping. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86(2), 194-211.


Licensed Psychologist

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1997-present