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Nishi Ravi

M.Couns. (Edin.)

I am currently an international PhD student and graduate research/teaching assistant in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA. 

After nurturing a private practice in India and the UK (accruing over 1500+ clinical hours), I moved to the US upon receiving the opportunity to be mentored and guided by world-renowned researchers who could shape my journey and help me contribute to the broader discourse on mental health through research, academia, practice, and supervision. 

Through my education and work, I aim to think critically, empower communities, challenge systemic thinking, shift narratives, and promote transformative, lasting change within individuals and communities.

Services

Research

My research lens is primarily qualitative and social constructivist. I am passionate about studying lived experience in a rich and nuanced manner, and try to present my work at conferences as often as I can! I am particularly interested in research methodologies like Consensual Qualitative Research; Autoethnography; Phenomenology; and Heuristic Inquiry.

Some of my current research projects include topics on:

  • Counsellor Training, Education, and Supervision

  • Processes in Psychotherapy

  • Sex, Sexuality, Disability, and Intersectionality

  • Culture, Trauma, and Healing

  • Racial-Ethnic Identity and Wellbeing

  • Internationalizing Therapy for Non-Western Populations

For a full list of my publications and conference presentations, you can take a look at my CV.

As an educator, I am committed to teaching and mentoring graduate students and promoting their professional development. Some of my roles have included:

 

Teaching Instructor:

  • COUN 6965 - Counseling Practicum

Teaching Assistant:

  • CMHCP 101 Practicum/Internship Preparation

  • COUN 6060 - Psychopathology and Diagnosis

  • COUN 6012 Ethics & Legal Issues

  • COUN 6030 Theories of Counseling

Group Facilitator:

  • COUN 6040 - Multicultural Counseling Lab - Dialogue Group Leader

Teaching

Clinical Work

Therapy

Through the course of my PhD, I have the unique and fulfilling experience of being a doctoral practicum trainee, working with patients across different demographics and with different kinds of psychological vulnerabilities.

Assessment

Alongside therapy, I am also training to conduct psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological tests. This includes conducting cognitive, social, and personality evaluations for patients across the lifespan; and writing comprehensive clinical reports and recommendations.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

Selected Fellowships, Honors, & Awards

2024 : APA Division 29 Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Student Excellence in Practice Award (USA)

 

2024 - 2025 : The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis' Fellowship (USA)

 

2024 : APA Division 39 Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology Scholar's Award (Washington D.C, USA)

 

2024 : American Psychoanalytic Association Externship (New York, USA)

 

2023 - 2025 : The Contemporary Freudian Society's Psychoanalytic Fellowship (USA)

 

2023 : Student Professional Development Fund Recipient (Milwaukee, USA)

 

2023 : Midwestern Psychological Association's Graduate Student Diversity Travel Award (Chicago, USA)

 

2019 : The Edinburgh Leadership Award for Community-based Researchers (Edinburgh, UK)

 

2018 : The Edinburgh Award for Community-based Researchers (Edinburgh, UK)

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