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Psychology Department
Dr. Suthakaran

Dr. Suthakaran

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I am a counseling psychologist who is interested in studying issues in the area of multicultural counseling. I am currently validating an instrument (Religious Identity Development Scale; RIDS) that was constructed to assess religious identity development. This new instrument is based on a model of religious identity development which is an offshoot of Helms' model of racial identity development. I am also currently working on projects that examine the etiology of racism from a psychodynamic perspective and its impact on racial minorities.


My teaching interests include courses in abnormal psychology and counseling. I am planning to teach courses like psychology of religion, multicultural counseling, and crisis intervention in the near future.

Department and University Service

As part of my service to the Psychology department, I am serving as a member of the Internship Committee and also the Space Planning Committee.

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