Motivated Licensed Psychologist with 10+ years of experience in research, training, and direct clinical care seeking new opportunity to join an integrative health team that utilizes innovative and cutting-edge treatments to provide comprehensive care to patients. Enthusiastically applying for a Psychologist position with Crossover Health. Strong people-skills and talents in relationship-building, conflict resolution, and connecting people and communities. Track record of utilizing the power of human connection to maximize growth potential, build resiliency, facilitate learning, and improve health outcomes. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to enhance productivity while delivering high quality, patient-centered care. Quick-learner who thrives in a fast-paced and diverse work environment. Results-oriented scientist-practitioner with experience in making data-driven decisions and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams. Formally trained in multiple evidence-based psychotherapies. Passionate about helping others, making a positive impact, and building healthier communities.
APA Approved Doctoral Program
•Dissertation: Parental Pressure for Academic Success in India
APA Approved Program, CACREP Accredited
•Thesis: Self-esteem, Valuing of Education, and Academic Stress among Undergraduates in Thailand
Mount Holyoke College Leadership Award Recipient, 2003- 2007 •University of Madison-Wisconsin Study Abroad Program, Madurai, India
Southeast VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, General Mental Health
Veteran's Experience of Care Interdisciplinary Workgroup
APPIC Approved Residency
· Provided emergency and routine clinical coverage at one of the largest public universities in the country that enrolled over 80,000 students.
· Clinical Service Delivery: Conduct intake assessments, walk-in crisis intervention, coordinate EMPACT and police crisis response for hospitalizations, after-hours on-call services, safety planning, risk assessment, strengths-based individual therapy, case management, and group therapy.
Training &Administration Specialty –
o Co-Clinical Lead – Evaluated effectiveness of clinical delivery system, provided recommendations for process improvement, and oversaw implementation of changes. Facilitated case conferences for staff psychologists.
o Co-chair, Post-doctoral Search Committee – Led search committee, reviewed applications, conducted interviews, and selected applicants.
o Clinical Supervisor – Provided weekly clinical supervision of a doctoral trainee.
o Co-chair, Continuing Education – Identified staff learning goals, recruited presenters through networking with local professional associations for presentations.
o Training Committee – Evaluated effectiveness of training programs and collaboratively developed solutions with stakeholders.
o Practicum Seminar Co-facilitator – Engaged doctoral and master's level trainees in weekly seminar including case-conferencing and didactic instruction.
· Community Outreach – Participated in campus events aimed at educating students and staff about relevant mental health issues such as sexual assault prevention, diversity, and stress management.
· Group Therapy– Co-led DBT-based skills group, psycho-educational workshops, and mandated workshops for students facing disciplinary action.
o Designed 6-week DBT-based psycho-educationalworkshop.
APA Approved Internship
● Direct Service: Conducted intake assessments, after-hours on-call, walk-in crisis intervention, individual therapy, risk assessment, safety planning, coordination of care for hospitalization, case management, and group therapy at a highly demanding, large, public university.
● Eating Disorder Treatment Team – Collaborated with campus professionals to staff cases and coordinate treatment for students with Eating Disorders.
● Diversity Committee - Organized trainings to enhance multicultural competence.
● Clinical supervision – Provided clinical supervision for Master's level counseling intern.
● Community Outreach – presented to academic advisors about how to communicate with students in distress, supported students at sexual assault prevention programs, tabling at major events.
● Pre-doctoral Internship Selection Committee –Reviewed applications for APPIC Internship Match, determined candidates to interview, developed interview questions, interviewed and ranked final list of candidates.
· Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award, Arizona Psychological Foundation, 2019
· Professional for Psychology Advocacy Award. Arizona Psychological Foundation, 2016
· Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow Award , Arizona Psychological Foundation, 2015
· Arizona State University Graduate Research Support Award, 2014
· American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Dissertation Award, 2012
· U.S. Department of Education, Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship, 2005
· Ford-Mellon Research Fellow for Minority Scholars, 2005
Chair, Arizona Psychological Association Membership Committee01/2014 – 01/2020
o Oversaw the needs of over 6,000 psychologist members
o Utilized survey data to implement procedural and programmatic changes.
o Founded the Annual Advocacy & Psychology Conference with over 200 registrants.
o Keynote speakers included Mayor of Flagstaff and AZ Senator.
o Fundraised over $20,000 worth of products and resources for the event.
Association of Veteran's Affairs Psychologist Leaders08/2018 - Current
Psychologists of Color Special Interest Group
o Presented on a virtual panel titled “Confronting Racism in the VA” in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, attended by nearly 300 VA psychologists and leaders.
o Increased attendee ratings of connectedness by 96%.
o Developed and administered a survey to guide future directions.
· A Roadmap to Resilience: It's All About the Journey Workshop
· Mentorship in a Multicultural World: Exploring the Impact of Intersectional Identities in Creating Effective Mentoring Relationships
· The World in Which We Live: Addressing Racial and Social Injustice in Supervision
· Resilience: The Boost You Need to Keep Pushing Through.
· How to get the most out of supervision: Guidelines for Supervisors and Supervisees
· Boost boasting and ban bashing: Self-promotion techniques for female graduate students in STEM
· Body Image, Dieting Behaviors, and Self-Esteem among Undergraduates in Thailand
· Self-Esteem, Valuing of Education, & Academic Stress Among Undergraduates in Thailand
· Cross-class study of the division of domestic Labor in Madurai, India
Graduate Research Assistant08/2011 – 08/2012
NSF-funded CareerWISE Project, Online intervention for graduate women in STEM field
· Authored and developed webpage content for internet-based intervention to promote academic persistence and retention of female doctoral students in STEM fields.
Cross-National Research, Division of Domestic Labor Study01/2006 – 05/2007
Madurai, India & South Hadley, MA
· Trained, recruited, and supervised research team of translators and interviewers in India and the US. Produced a comprehensive research report on findings.
Independent Ethnographic Field Research08/2005 – 05/2006
University of Madison-Wisconsin, Study Abroad Program, Madurai, India
· Conducted qualitative, ethnographic research on women's life context surrounding abortion decisions in India. Conducted interviews in Tamil and English.
· Translated and composed findings in a comprehensive report.
Undergraduate Instructor 08/2011 – 05/2012
Career Development, Undergraduate Course, Arizona State University
· Developed creative curriculum to engage students in career exploration.
· Designed creative supplementary instructional materials for the course and presented to team of instructors of career development to increase “real world” application of course content.
Graduate Teaching Assistant 06/2011 – 07/2011
Counseling At-Risk Youth, Graduate Level Course, Arizona State University
· Graded assignments, aided in test development, researched supplementary instructional materials for the course, participated in student group activities.
· Researched and presented lecture to class “Facts, Fiction, & Theory of Adolescent Risky Sexual Behavior” and designed and graded corresponding quiz.
Graduate Teaching Assistant 06/09 – 07/09
Introduction to Research Methods, Graduate Level Course, Arizona State University
· Mentored students on course content and individual research projects, graded research papers, co-led exam review session for students, provided tutoring support for students.
· Designed digital classroom resource (Blackboard) site for the course.
Mental Health Intern08/2011 –08/2013
Phoenix Job Corps – U.S. Department of Labor
● Provided individual and group counseling to diverse young adults.
● Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team (psychiatrist, nurse/nurse practitioner, substance abuse counselor, social workers, and teachers) to provide comprehensive treatment.
● Crisis Intervention - Served as on-call counselor for crisis management and suicidal clients.
● Group Therapy - Designed, recruited, and led groups on healthy body image, women's issues, anger management, substance abuse, and survivors of sexual abuse.
Practicum Intern08/2010 – 08/2011
Arizona State University Counseling Services
● Conducted weekly intake assessments and individual therapy sessions with college students
● Worked with students of diverse backgrounds
● Presented a workshop regarding Counseling South Asians to agency staff.
● Presented to Resident Advisors through community outreach on mindfulness.
● Major skills learned include balancing a large case load, working within a large counseling agency, and writing more concise clinical documentation.
Practicum Counselor01/2009 – 08/2010
Arizona State University Counselor Training Center
● Conducted intake assessments and individual, couples, and family therapy.
● Participated in didactic trainings and case conferences.
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