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Sumithra Raghavan
Sumi Raghavan

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
B.A., New York University

Contact Information
Phone (718) 405-3248
sumithra.raghavan@mountsaintvincent.edu
Founders Hall 429
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Trauma
  • Multicultural Issues

Courses
  • PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 355 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 327 Interviewing and Counseling
Research Interests
My area of expertise is clinical psychology and my research interests have two foci: trauma, specifically torture and refugee trauma, as well as cross-cultural differences in psychopathology.  I am also interested in program evaluation and examining the efficacy of treatment programs..  I am currently involved in research consulting with SAPNA-NYC, a non-profit organization that offers support to South-Asian immigrants in the Bronx. 

Clinically I have worked with a broad and diverse population in a range of settings including college counseling centers, inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient clinics, and forensic settings.  I enjoy drawing on my clinical experiences to develop and examine new research questions.

Publications
1. Raghavan, S., Rasmussen, A., Rosenfeld, B., & Keller, A. S. (2012, April 30). Correlates of Symptom Reduction in Treatment-Seeking Survivors of Torture. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028118

2. Raghavan, S., Rasmussen, A., Rosenfeld, B., & Keller, A. Correlates of symptom reduction in treatment seeking survivors of torture.  Paper presented at the annual conference meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL, November 2008.

3. Rasmussen, A., Raghavan, S., & Sachs, E. The reliability of definitions of torture. Paper presented at the annual conference of the meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS), Vienna, Austria, July 2008.

4. Sachs, E., Rasmussen, A., Raghavan, S., & Rosenfeld, B. Torture definitions applied: Sequelae in a Punjabi sample. Paper presented at the annual conference of the meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS), Vienna, Austria, July 2008.