MORNING PROGRAM: Sociocultural Context and Traumatic Stress, Usha Tummala-Narra PhD

  • 25 Jan 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421


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Base fee:

Usha Tummala-Narra PhD

Sociocultural Context and Traumatic Stress

Saturday, January 25, 2020

9 am - 12:30 pm

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421


Free for members, $75 for non-members, $50 for Agency/Retired, $30 for students

3.0 CEs available to eligible participants

About the program:  This workshop will focus on sociocultural issues and contexts affecting trauma survivors' experiences and responses.  Dr. Tummala-Narra will explain how sociocultural context, including the current political climate in the U.S., influences the ways in which traumatic stress is experienced and how survivors conceptualize healing and recovery. She will describe how sociocultural trauma, such as racial trauma and political trauma affects the lives of survivors, and will cover critical issues in providing psychotherapy to trauma survivors from diverse sociocultural backgrounds, with particular attention to the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship (e.g., transference, counter-transference).

Usha Tummala-Narra PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College.  She is also in Independent Practice in Cambridge, MA. Her research and scholarship focuses on immigration, trauma, race, and cultural competence and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  She has served as the chair of the Multicultural Concerns Committee in American Psychological Association Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), and as a member of the APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration, and the APA Task Force on Revising the Multicultural Guidelines. She is a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of APA Division 39, and a member of the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the American Psychoanalytic Association.


Dr. Tummala-Narra is an Associate Editor of the Asian American Journal of Psychology and an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and with APA Division 39 and Division 45. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy, published by APA (American Psychological Association) Books in 2016. She is currently editing a volume for the APA Division 45 Book Series, focused on racial trauma among immigrants in the US

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