Thriving Thursdays: Mental Health Awareness + Pride Month with Dr. Anjali Alimchandani
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About the Event
Join this powerful discussion as Dr. Jackman sits down with Dr. Anjali Alimchandani. Dr. Alimchandani will discuss her indentities as a Queer, Indian Cisgender women and how they have influced her work as a psychologist, consultant, clinical supervisor, and social justice advocate.
The program will also be live streamed on InnoPsych's Facebook page.
Anjali Alimchandani, PhD, MPP is a psychologist currently working in private practice and providing clinical supervision to mental health clinician trainees. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from New York University and Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the National Queer and Transgender Therapists of Color Network and a member of the following American Psychological Association groups: Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues. Prior to pursuing private practice full time, she worked in the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center (GLA VA), West Los Angeles (WLA) campus. She also co-created the GLA VA Transgender Care Team. At the VA, Dr. Alimchandani provided clinical supervision and training to postdoctoral psychology fellows and facilitated multiple trainings/presentations on culturally responsive, social justice informed psychotherapy for psychiatry, psychology, and primary care staff members and residents/trainees at GLA VA. In addition, Dr. Alimchandani held a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor position at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine in 2018-2019, and has periodically served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at the University of Southern California (USC)’s Rossier School of Education since January 2018. Prior to coming to the field of psychology, Anjali worked in a variety of fields aimed at social justice advocacy, including domestic violence prevention/response, international development, and direct social services with refugee and disenfranchised youth of color.
Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist with over 23 years in the mental health field. Dr. Jackman is the founder + CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness & healing for people of color. InnoPsych, Inc., is an award-winning organization focused on increasing access to therapy through its online therapist of color directory and thought-provoking emotional wellness programming. As a change-maker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members and mental health professionals. She has used her expertise to shape how organizations respond to and support their employees during the COVID-19 and racial violence crises. Dr. Jackman is the recipient of the City of Boston’s Black History Month’s 2021 Innovator of the Year Award. In 2020, Dr. Jackman was the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s 2020 PLC Diversity Award, and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Business People of Color by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Jackman LOVES talking about mental health and is a national spokesperson for mental health and emotional wellness. She has also been featured in both print and TV media outlets locally and nationally.