Faculty: Shyamala Venkataraman, PhD

Shyamala Venkataraman

Shyamala Venkataraman, PhD

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Faculty, Asian Mental Health Concentration

Faculty Consultant to Registrar

Member, Curriculum Committee

617-327-6777 x1240
Work Space 208R
Degree Institution
PhD Clark University
MA Mount Holyoke College
MA BSc, SRC College Tiruchirappalli


  • Lifespan Development (LS659)
  • Clinical Practice of Family and Systems Therapy (FX615)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Child and Family Development
  • Language Development
  • Transition to Parenting
  • Migration and Identity
  • Culture, Attachment and Resilience

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts
  • Licensed Psychologist, New York


  • Faculty of the Year Award, WJC (2009)
  • Mintz Chair Award (2012)

Publications and Presentations

  • Moderator, Psychology of Human Nature in Cinema: Family Dynamics (for the film “Meet the Patels,” 2016, April). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Invited Lecture (2010, January). Attachment theory and couples therapy. Presentation at Roger Williams University Counseling Center, RI.
  • Invited Lecturer, Theories of Psychological Development, TUFTS School of Medicine, Boston, MA (2009, January).

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Clinical Instructor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
  • Consultant, Couples and Family Program, Cambridge Health Alliance (HMS Teaching Affiliate).
  • Private practice, Newton, MA.

Prior Experience

  • Consulting Psychologist, NorthEast Parent and Child Society, Schenectady, NY
  • Staff Psychologist, Adult and Child Treatment Programs, Albany County Mental Health Center.
  • Director of Quality Assurance, Albany County Mental Health Center.
  • Private Practice, Behavioral Health Specialists, Albany, NY.
  • Assistant Professor, SUNY, College in Oneonta.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association