CREDENTIALS

 

EDUCATION

 

Postgraduate Fellowship Program
Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
Cambridge, MA

 

M.A. Counseling Psychology
William James College
Newton, MA

 

B.A., magna cum laude, Psychology
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
License# 9409

 

State of Rhode Island
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
License# MHC00729

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

Dimensions Course Instructor
Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
2019

 

Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI
2014-2016

 

Invited Guest Lecturer
Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
2013

 

CLINICAL SETTINGS EXPERIENCED IN

 

  • Private Practice
  • College Counseling Centers (Rhode Island College, Anna Maria College)
  • Community Mental Health (South Bay Mental Health Center, Center House for Day Treatment)
  • Group Homes (Riverside Community Care, Wellmet Project)

 

AREAS OF CLINICAL FOCUS

 

  • Relationship Concerns
  • Complex Family History
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Culture and Diversity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Addiction

 

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY ACTION

 

Executive Board Member and APA Division 39 Liaison, Rhode Island Association for Psychoanalytic Psychologies

 

AWARDS

 

  • 2016 Early Career Scholars Award, Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA Division 39)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  • Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA Division 39)
  • Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Tummala-Narra, P., Claudius, M., Letendre, P.J., Sarbu, E., Teran, V., & Villalba, W. (2018). Psychoanalytic psychologists’ conceptualizations of cultural competence in psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35 (1), 46-59. Click here to read the advanced online copy, and here to purchase a PDF copy.

 

CONFERENCE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

 

February 8, 2020
7th International Congress on Couples and Family Psychoanalysis
San Francisco, CA

 

May 26, 2017
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Conference Sydney, NSW, AUS

 

April 27, 2017
APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Spring Conference
New York, NY

 

March 8, 2017
Rhode Island Association for Psychoanalytic Psychologies
Providence, RI

 

September 8, 2016
Cambridge Zen Center
Cambridge, MA

 

May 12, 2016
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI

 

April 7, 2016
APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Spring Conference
Atlanta, GA

 

January 14, 2016
South Bay Mental Health Center
Swansea, MA

 

December 17, 2015
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI

 

August 9, 2015
American Psychological Association Convention
Toronto, ON, CAN

 

January 16, 2015
National Multicultural Conference and Summit
Atlanta, GA

 

June 1, 2014
South Bay Mental Health Center
Swansea, MA

 

April 29, 2013
William James College
Newton, MA

 

September 14, 2012
The 4th Virtual Conference on Counseling
USA

 

June 23, 2012
Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual Conference
Virginia Beach, VA

 

May 12, 2010
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA