Shalini is an MA candidate in Integral Counseling Psychology, and an Integral Teaching Fellow with the School of Undergraduate Studies. Her keen interest in critical and liberatory teaching methodologies augmented by a deep love for the Gestalt-Phenomenological approach to psychotherapy, has led her to design a course as a part of her fellowship. Informed & impacted by her positionality as a South Asian cis-woman of color student in the United States, her course focuses on decolonizing psychotherapy and challenging mainstream mental health perspectives. Presently, she is completing her practicum at the Church Street Integral Counseling Center, and also is a volunteer facilitator in the Kid C.A.T. program at San Quentin State Prison.
Shalini will share with us her developing curriculum, Decolonizing Psychotherapy. She is looking forward to getting to hear the voices in the group during the presentation and how they relate to the syllabus, their thoughts & reflections. We can't wait to take her course!