Sonali Gupta, Psy.D. Chicago Campus

Sonali Gupta, Psy.D.

"I see my role as being not only an educator,
but also a mentor, and when necessary, an advocate."
- Sonali Gupta, Psy.D.

Sonali Gupta, Psy.D.
Core Faculty, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program

I have done extensive clinical work with international populations, including asylum seekers, victims of human trafficking and gender-based violence, as well as refugees and immigrants. I have trained and presented internationally in the areas of trauma and international and cross-cultural psychology. In addition, I have served as Co-Coordinator of the Political Trauma Services Network for the Cambridge Health Alliance, Director of Psychology Training at the Center for Multicultural Human Services, and Director of Horizons Clinic, the mental health clinic of World Relief – Chicago. I have also participated in capacity building projects as a consultant in a number of countries in Asia and Africa.

I see my role as being not only an educator, but also a mentor, and when necessary, an advocate. I strive to create a classroom dynamic that will foster both personal and professional development and growth, and encourage self-reflection, critical thinking, active participation in the learning process, and a free and respectful exchange of ideas. I place value on students developing a thorough understanding of theory and gaining the necessary skills to successfully translate this knowledge into practice.

Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4355) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
  • B.S. (Honors), Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Professional Membership

  • American Psychological Association

Select Publications

  • Gupta, S. (2002). Culture plays a role in treating survivors of torture, war and ethnic cleansing. Traumatic Stress Points,16 (2), 6.
  • Phillips, J.M., Latimer, M.P., Gupta, S., Winn, P., & Brown, V.J. (1998). Excitotoxic lesions of the subthalamic nucleus ameliorate asymmetry induced by striatal dopamine depletion in the rat. Behavioral Brain Research, 90 (1), 73-77.

Select Presentations

  • Gupta, S. (2011, July). Testimony as a therapeutic intervention for asylum seekers. Paper presented at the Centre for Life Narratives 3rd Biennial International Conference, Life Writing and Human Rights: Genres of Testimony, Kingston University, London, UK.
  • Gupta, S. (2011, January). A best practice paradigm for international work in clinical psychology. Paper presented at the Cultural Impact Conference – Crossing Borders, Respecting Boundaries, Chicago, IL.
  • Gupta, S. (2010). A critical analysis of the US refugee resettlement process and its impact on refugee wellbeing. Paper presented at the 33rd annual scientific meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gupta, S. (2008). Terror as a mechanism of control: The experience of victims of human trafficking. Poster session presented at the 24th annual meeting of The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL.
  • Gupta, S. (2008). Trauma and racism: The asylum seeker’s experience. Paper presented at The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture 8th annual Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, MA.
  • Gupta, S. (2005). Training therapists to work with multicultural traumatized populations. Paper presented at the 21st annual meeting of The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Toronto, Canada.
  • Gupta, S. (2003). Anti-impunity work with torture survivors: The clinician’s perspective. Paper presented at the 19th annual meeting of The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL.