Clark University, 1986
Dr. Shyamala Venkataraman obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Clark University in 1986, with a strong background in child development and developmental psychology. She practiced clinical psychology in the Capital District of New York for fifteen years and joined our faculty in 2000 where she currently teaches Lifespan Development and Clinical Practice of Family & Systems Therapy. She sees a clear parallel between the individual life cycle and the family cycle, both of which punctuate developmental changes at crucial moments in life transitions. She brings this developmental systems lens to her work with children, adolescents, couples and families. Since 2004, she has been a psychological consultant and supervisor for the Couples & Family training program at Cambridge Health Alliance (a Harvard training affiliate). Her professional interests include many intersecting areas including language and bilingualism, attachment, culture, and resilience.