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                                          VITA
                                        Nima Patel
                                402 Ginger Bend Dr. #306
                                  Champaign, IL 61822
                                  Home- (217) 366-9234
                                   Cell- (618) 303-0203
                                 E-mail: nimap@uiuc.edu

Education

Licensed Psychologist-2006 California

Post-Doctoral Fellowship   University of California- San Diego (UCSD)
                           Psychological & Counseling Services, La Jolla, CA 92093
                           Training Director: Jeanne Manese, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - 2006               Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIU-C)
                           Department of Psychology, Carbondale, IL 62901
                           Major: Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited Program)
                           G.P.A: 4.0 (4.0 scale)
                           Dissertation: Predictors of Academic Persistence Decisions in a
                           Sample of Asian American Undergraduate Students
                           Advisors: Kevin Cokley, Ph.D. & Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D.

Pre-Doctoral Internship    University of California- San Diego (UCSD)
                           Psychological & Counseling Services, La Jolla, CA 92093
                           Full-time APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship
                           Training Director: Jeanne Manese, Ph.D.

Passed Preliminary Exam- August 1, 2003

M.A. - 2003                Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
                           Department of Psychology, Carbondale, IL 62901
                           Major: Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited Program)
                           G.P.A: 4.0 (4.0 scale)
                           Thesis: The Relationship between Acculturation and
                           Internalization of the Model Minority Stereotype in a Sample of
                           Asian American Undergraduate Students
                           Advisor: Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.

B.A. - 2001                University of California, Irvine (UCI)
                           Department of Psychology, Irvine, CA 92612
                           Major: Psychology
                           G.P.A: Psychology GPA: 3.6 (4.5 scale)
                                  Overall GPA: 3.38 (4.5 scale)
                           Advisor: Thomas Parham, Ph.D.
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Professional Employment

Clinical Counselor with an emphasis in Asian American Outreach, University of Illinois-
Urbana-Champaign
August 2007- Present
Counseling:
       -Individual and couples counseling with diverse university student clientele, and
       conducting multiple weekly individual intakes.
Training, Outreach & Consultation:
       -Serving as the Co-coordinator of Asian American Outreach.
               -Attending weekly consultation meetings with the Director, Assistant Director,
               and Programming Chair of the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) to
               identify student needs, and propose, implement and evaluate interventions.
               -Providing Outreach Services for the Asian American Student Community and the
               AACC
               -Attending weekly programming at the Asian American Cultural Center and
               serving as a consultant when necessary.
       -Co-coordinating the Counseling Center Paraprofessional Training Program
               -Instructing, and coordinating education and training of Paraprofessionals (which
               includes a 3 semester course series).
               -Supervising Paraprofessionals on their outreach work.
               -Interviewing and Selecting Paraprofessionals.
       - Supervising and Training Pre-doctoral Interns in Supervision (includes teaching a
       seminar component).

Postdoctoral Fellowship & Internship Experience
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD Psychological & Counseling Services, La Jolla, CA
August 2006- July 2007
Supervisors: Jeanne Manese, Ph.D., Sam Park, Ph.D., Christina Castro, Ph.D.
Responsibilities:
Counseling:
       -Individual and couples counseling with diverse university student clientele, conducted
       weekly individual intakes, and served as the Crisis Counselor weekly.
       -Group Work
               -Co-facilitated Advanced Building Social Confidence Group (Process Group).
               -Co-facilitated Building Social Confidence Group (didactic 8-week workshop).
Training, Outreach & Consultation:
       -Served as a Consultant (developing relationships, assessing needs of graduate students,
       implementing interventions and following up) to the Office of Graduate Studies.
       --Served on the Psychological & Counseling Services Training Committee:
               - Interviewed and Selecting Pre-doctoral Internship Candidates.
               -Coordinated In-service Trainings and Continuing Education Courses for staff.
               -Updated Training Manual.
               -Evaluated Intern Training Program.
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       -Attended bi-weekly consultation meetings with Sixth College Student and Residence
       Affairs Staff to identify student needs, and propose, implement and evaluate
       interventions.
       - Supervised and Trained Pre-doctoral Interns in Group Therapy.
       - Assessed & Identified Needs, Developed, and Facilitated the following
       programs/trainings:
               -“Stress in your Life and in the Workplace: Identifying and Managing it,”
               Training for Student Affairs, Residential Life and Academic Affairs Staff.
               -“Consultation in Practice at UCSD: Organizational Mental Health and Program
               Consultation” Presentation for Pre-doctoral Interns.
               -“Stereotypes, Discrimination & Prejudice: Reflections from the movie Crash”
               Workshop for Pre-doctoral Interns.
               -“How to Survive and Thrive on Internship” Workshop for Pre-doctoral Interns.
               -Full Day Paraprofessional Peer Counselor Training for 2nd year medical students.
               -Academic Improvement Workshop for students on academic probation.
               -Dealing with Emotional Students Training for Sorority Recruitment Counselors.
               -Counseling Skills and Conflict Mediation Training for Residential Advisors.
               -“Successful Transition to College” Presentation for incoming transfer students.
               -“Successful Transition to Graduate School” Presentation for incoming graduate.
               students.
       -Developed curricula and taught College Success Strategies course for Summer Bridge
       students.

Psychology Intern, UCSD Psychological & Counseling Services, La Jolla, CA
August 2005- July 2006
Supervisors: Jeanne Manese, Ph.D., Sam Park, Ph.D., Tiffany O'Meara, Ph.D., Christina
Lambert, Ph.D., Junghee Park-Adams, Ph.D., Karla Materna, Ph.D.
Responsibilities:
Counseling:
       -Individual and couples counseling with diverse university student clientele.
       -Conducted weekly individual intakes.
       -Served as the Crisis Counselor weekly.
       -Group Work
               -Co-facilitated Overcoming Binge Eating Group (didactic 7-week workshop).
               -Co-facilitated Self-hypnosis Group (didactic 6-week workshop).
               -Co-facilitated Interpersonal Process Relationship Group (weekly for 18 weeks).
               -Co-created and facilitated campus Asian American Forum.
Testing & Assessment:
       -Administered assessment batteries.
       -Wrote integrative reports.
       -Provided testing feedback to clients.
Training, Outreach & Consultation:
       -Served as a Consultant (developed relationships, assessed needs of graduate students,
       implemented and evaluated interventions) to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.
       -Served as the Internship Evaluation Coordinator.
       -Served on the Psychological & Counseling Services Training Committee.
               - Interviewed and Selected Pre-doctoral Internship Candidates.
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        -Coordinated In-service Trainings and Continuing Education Courses for staff.
        -Evaluated Training Program.
        -Updated Training Manual.
- Developed curricula and taught College Success Strategies course for Summer Bridge
students.
-Provided weekly consultation for summer residential advisors associated with Summer
Bridge Program.
- Assessed & Identified Needs, Developed, and Facilitated the following
programs/trainings:
        -6 Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Trainings for residential advisors for
        all six colleges at UCSD.
        -Paraprofessional: Peer Counselor Training for undergraduate peer educators
        working at Psychological & Counseling Services.
        -Interpersonal Communication Workshop for student leaders.
        -Mentor Training Workshop for student mentors.
        -“Where Do I Fit In” Workshop for transfer students.
        -Safe Space Dialogue in reaction to the movie “Crash” for students.
        - Family Matters Presentation for Cross Cultural Center.
        -Relationships Workshop for Cross Cultural Center.
        -"Successful Transition to Graduate School" Presentation for incoming graduate
        students of color.
        -"Relationships in Graduate School: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Workshop
        for graduate students.
        -"Family Transitional Issues" Workshop for orientation leaders.
        -"Finding a Roommate and Keeping the Peace" Workshop for freshman on-
        campus residents.
-Consulted with parents of incoming freshman during Orientation Week.
-Co-facilitated Interviews for Resident Advisors Positions with the Resident Life Staff.
-Attended bi-weekly consultation meetings with Thurgood Marshall College Student and
Residence Affairs staff to identify student needs, and propose, implement and evaluate
interventions.
-Attended bi-weekly consultation meetings with Thurgood Marshall College Provost.
-Co-coordinated Psychological Counseling and Service's Wellness Peer Education
Program.
        -Co-coordinated education and training of Wellness Peer Program Educators.
        -Supervised Wellness Peer Program Educators on their outreach work.
        -Co-coordinated National Depression Screening Day.
        -Co-coordinated all Campus Stress-Free Zone Outreach.
        -Developed and Co-facilitated 6 different Stress Management Workshops.
        -Developed and Co- facilitated 2 Stress Management through Relaxation and
        Biofeedback Groups with Wellness Peer Program Educators (didactic 3-week
        course).
        -Interviewed and Selected Peer Educators.
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Supervised Individual and Group Counseling Experience
Advanced Practicum Student, SIU-C Counseling Center, Carbondale, IL
August 2004- May 2005
Supervisor: Barry M. Vesciglio, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Responsibilities: Provided short and long-term counseling to college students at SIU-C and two-
hour weekly counselor on duty coverage at the center, also conducted weekly intake sessions,
and attended three seminar/trainings at the center per semester.
Supervision: Weekly one-hour supervision, which included case conceptualization, treatment
planning, and professional development issues.

Group Counselor, Southern Illinois Regional Social Services (SIRSS), Carbondale, IL
August 2004- December 2004
Supervisor: Maggie Rosol, M.A.
Responsibilities: Co-facilitated a two-hour bi-weekly general counseling group of 8 clients.
Supervision: Bi-weekly one-hour supervision, which included case conceptualization, treatment
planning, and case management.

Advanced Practicum Student, SIRSS, Carbondale, IL
August 2003- May 2004
Supervisors: Dana Delong, M.A., LCPC
                Mary Rosenberg, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
                Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Responsibilities: Provided short and long-term counseling to individuals in a community mental
health services clinical setting. Common client issues included sexual identity issues, anger
management problems, depression, social anxiety, self-esteem issues, healing from abuse,
romantic relationship difficulties, marital and family problems, financial problems, and social
service issues. Co-facilitated anger management therapy group once with clients diagnosed with
depression and again with court mandated individuals. Co-facilitated therapy group for people
suffering from anxiety. Attended weekly two-hour case management meetings with other
therapists and medical providers. Also attended monthly peer review of client files.
Supervision: Received weekly one-hour individual supervision with Kathleen Chwalisz, and
one-hour weekly supervision with Dana Delong, which included informal case presentation,
education regarding community resources, feedback/brainstorming of possible intervention
techniques, and discussion of various process issues.

Advanced Practicum Student, SIU-C Career Development and Resource Clinic (CDRC),
Carbondale, IL
August 2002- August 2003
Supervisor: John Snyder, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
               Paul Gore, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
               Jane Swanson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Responsibilities: Provided individual career counseling and vocational assessment to college
students. Personal and career issues included family influence and expectations, gathering
information about the world of work, balancing multiple roles, career indecision, graduate school
application advisement, and coursework timeline development. Administered and interpreted
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various career assessment instruments. In addition, provided career counseling and career
exploration assistance to a male high school student.
Supervision: Weekly two-hour group supervision meeting, and weekly one-hour individual
supervision. Individual supervision time was used for treatment planning and personal theoretical
orientation development. Group supervision included case consultation and treatment planning.

Practicum Student, SIU-C Counseling Center, Carbondale, IL
August 2002- May 2003
Supervisors: Fall Semester- Margaret Neal, M.A., Pre-doctoral Intern
                Spring Semester- Rebecca Walls, M.A., Pre-doctoral Intern
Responsibilities: Provided short and long-term counseling to college students with an emphasis
on client conceptualization. Common client issues included sexual identity and coming out
issues, cultural diversity issues, coping with stress, depression, social anxiety, self-esteem issues,
and relationship difficulties.
Supervision: Weekly one-hour individual supervision, which included case conceptualization,
reviewing treatment plans, processing therapy sessions, and discussion of professional
development issues.

Youth Counselor, SIU-C Psych. Dept., Carbondale Mentorship/Career Exploration Program
January 2002- May 2003
The psychology department in collaboration with the Carbondale police department identified
seriously habitual offenders (SHO) ages 10-17 who were in need of a positive role model to
monitor their behavior, consult with their families, help with career counseling/career
exploration, and to provide personal/emotional support.
Supervisor: Mary Louise Cashel, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Responsibilities: Attended an 8-hour training program. Spent 8-12 hours a month with youth in
various activities, including personal/emotional and career counseling. In addition, attended
monthly group activities with all mentors and mentees, and weekly career exportation
projects/programs with youth.
Supervision: Monthly group supervision, which included case presentation and consultation.

Practicum Student, SIU-C Counseling Center, Carbondale, IL
January 2002- May 2002
Supervisors: Jane Swanson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
               Wade Leuwerke, M.A., Doctoral Student
Responsibilities: Provided individual career counseling and vocational assessment to college
students. Personal/career issues included choosing a major, career indecision, anxiety, work-
family balance, self-esteem and depression related to career choice. Utilized and interpreted
various career assessment instruments.
Supervision: Weekly two-hour group supervision meetings, which included case presentation
and consultation. Weekly one-hour individual supervision, which included discussion and
conceptualization of individual cases as well as processing personal challenges as a counselor.

Practicum Student, SIU-C Counseling Center, Carbondale, IL
August 2001- December 2001
Supervisors: Jane Swanson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologists
             Jodi Pearson, M.A., Doctoral Student
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Responsibilities: Provided short-term personal/emotional counseling to a pre-screened client.
Presenting concerns included family issues and self-esteem concerns.
Supervision: Weekly one-hour individual supervision, and weekly two-hour group supervision.
Supervision involved case conceptualization and feedback of basic counseling skills.

Supervision Experience

Supervisor, SIU-C Psychology Department, Carbondale, IL
January 2005- May 2005
Supervisor: Yu-Wei Wong, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Provided weekly individual supervision to a first year doctoral student
delivering career counseling services at the CDRC for the entire semester, which included
providing feedback of counseling sessions, reviewing paperwork, and listening to taped sessions.
Supervision: Weekly two-hour group supervision, which included discussion of supervisees and
practical issues of supervision, and case presentations.

Supervisor, SIU-C Psychology Department, Carbondale, IL
August 2004- December 2004
Supervisor: Jane L. Swanson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Responsibilities: Supervised first year doctoral students enrolled in a fundamentals of counseling
skills course. Facilitated role-plays, provided feedback regarding counseling skills, modeled to
students, taught basic counseling skills, and provided weekly individual supervision to a first
year doctoral student delivering career counseling services at the CDRC the last five weeks of
the semester.
Supervision: Weekly one-hour group supervision and weekly one-hour seminar, which both
emphasized supervision models, ethical issues, and practical issues of supervision of
psychotherapy.

Counseling Skills Trainer & Supervisor, SIU-C Psychology Dept., Carbondale, IL
January 2003- May 2003
Supervisor: Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Responsibilities: Worked with advanced undergraduate students in a small group format,
developed exercises, facilitated role-plays, provided feedback and modeled to students as they
practiced fundamental counseling skills. Taught about other counseling issues such as ethical
concerns, gender and cultural issues, case conceptualization, and career and training matters in
helping professions.
Supervision: Bi-weekly one-hour group supervision to discuss supervision experiences, and the
practical issues of supervision.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Workplace Diversity Course, SIU-C
Spring 2005
Supervisor: Peggy Stockdale, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Facilitated three lab sections a week. Independently ran all sections, developed
lesson plans, graded group and individual assignments, and attended lecture.
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Teaching Assistant, Psychology of Gender, SIU-C
Fall 2004
Supervisor: Yu-Wei Wang, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Facilitated four lab sections a week. Independently ran all sections, developed
lesson plans, graded group and individual assignments, and attended lecture.

Instructor, Psychopathology, SIU-C
Spring 2004
Supervisor: Alan Vaux, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Lectured for a three-week class unit, developed all lecture material and test for
the unit, and managed the entire class for that unit.

Teaching Assistant, Helping Skills in Clinical & Counseling Psychology, SIU-C
January 2003- May 2003
Supervisor: Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Supervised undergraduate students (see supervision experience section above),
and guest lectured multiple times for the course.

Teaching Assistant, Psychology of the African/African American Experience, SIU-C
Summer 2002
Supervisor: Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Lectured for a quarter of the course, graded papers and tests, and met with
students in need of additional help outside of class.

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Psychology, SIU-C
August 2001- May 2002
Supervisor: Meera Komarraju, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Facilitated two lab sections weekly of approximately 30 students each.
Independently ran labs, developed lesson plans, administered tests, and graded papers.

Teaching Assistant, Biology 45 AIDS Fundamentals, UCI
September 1999- March 2000
Responsibilities: Led two discussion sections a week. Facilitated discussions, developed lesson
plans, and graded weekly papers.

Research Experience

Qualitative Research Assistant, SIU-C
Summer 2004
Supervisor: Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Used the grounded theory method to analyze data on positive and negative
incidents in multicultural supervision experiences in collaboration with supervisor to prepare for
publication submission.
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Research Assistant, SIU-C
Fall 2004
Supervisor: Yu-Wei Wong, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Worked on two research projects with a team of researchers. Projects included
ethnocultural empathy and coping among high school students, and mentoring issues with
international students in counseling psychology.

Multicultural Research Team Member, SIU-C
Fall 2001- June 2004
Supervisor: Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Worked on various research projects concerning multicultural issues. Projects
included racial identity content analyses, racial differences in academic self-concept, and scale
development and validation. Specific activities included: serving as the student leader of the
team, manuscript write-up, data collection, and attending monthly team meetings.

Graduate Research Assistant, SIU-C
August 2002- May 2004
Supervisor: Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Worked on a number of different research projects related to race/ethnicity and
education, such as racial differences in academic self-concept, student-faculty interactions, and
student motivation. Specific activities included: manuscript write-up and preparation for
publication submission, as well as collecting and analyzing data for these projects.

Career Enhancement Research Team Member, SIU-C
Spring 2002
Supervisor: Paul Gore, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Strong Interest Inventory test result recall, made phone calls following a
standard protocol, for the purpose of evaluating a class for freshmen at SIU-C.

Qualitative Research Team Member, SIU-C
Fall 2001
Supervisor: Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Worked on various projects using qualitative methods, including multicultural
supervision.

Research Assistant, UCI Medical Center
Sept 1999- June 2001
Supervisor: Dr. M. Anne Spence
Responsibilities: Worked on a team to find the cause of autism. Administered and scored the
Vineland (behavioral skills interview), made clinical observations, and entered data for the
project.

Publications and Papers

Patel, N. (under review). The Quest for Multicultural Competence.

Patel, N. & Cokley, K. (in preparation). The Relationship of Academic Achievement, Asian
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       Values, and Acculturation to Internalization of the Model Minority Stereotype in Asian
       American College Students.

Cokley, K., Komarraju, M., Pickett, R., Chen, F., Patel, N., Belur, V., & Rosales, R. (2007).
      Ethnic Differences in Endorsement of the Protestant Work Ethic: The Role of Ethnic
      Identity and Perceptions of Social Class. Journal of Social Psychology, 147(1), 75-89.

Cokley, K. & Patel, N. (2007). A Psychometric Investigation of the Academic Self-Concept
      of Asian American College Students. Educational and Psychological Measurement,
      67(1), 88-99.

Cokley, K., Komarraju, M., Patel, N., Castillon, J., Rosales, R., Pickett, Piedrahita, S., &
      Ravitch, J. (2004). Construction and initial validation of the Student-Professor Interaction
      Scale. College Student Affairs Journal, 24(1), 32-50.

Patel, N. (2002, February). My First Conference. Asian American Psychological Association
       Division on Women Newsletter, 7(1), 5.

Conference Presentations

White, J. (Chair), Jaffer, S. & Patel, N. (discussants), Manese, J., Parks, C., Borrayo, E.,
       Takemoto, M., & Flores, L. (2005, August). Best practices in multicultural competence
       training: Initiating changes in graduate psychology. A symposium presented at the
       American Psychological Association Conference 2005, Washington, D.C.

Patel, N. (2005, August). Factors influencing academic persistence decisions
       among Asian American undergraduate students. A poster presented at the American
       Psychological Association Conference 2005, Washington, D.C.

Patel, N. (2005, August). Shame as an important factor in Asian ethnic identity development. A
        symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Conference 2005,
       Washington, D.C.

Rosales, R., Patel, N., Cokley, K. (2005, February). Additional evidence for
         the student-professor interaction scale: Implications for faculty working with
         Racial/Ethnic Minority students. Poster presented at the Winter Roundtable
         Conference 2005, New York.

Patel, N. (2004, April). The model minority stereotype: A literature review and a promising new
       scale. Paper presented at Graduate and Professional Student Conference, Southern
       Illinois University, Carbondale.

White, J. (Chair), Jaffer, S. & Henderson, S. (discussants) Patel, N., Rosales, R., Ramirez, S.,
       Ortega, J., & Iwamoto, D. (facilitators) (2004, February). The Browning of America:
       Implications for psychological training. Symposium presented at the Winter Roundtable
       Conference 2004, New York.
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Rosales, R., Patel, N., & Cokley, K. (2004, February). Construction and initial validation of the
       Student-Professor Interaction Scale. Poster presented at the Winter Roundtable
       Conference 2004, New York.

Patel, N., & Cokley, K. (2004, February). The relationship of academic achievement, Asian
       values, and acculturation to internalization of the model minority stereotype in Asian
       American college students. Poster presented at the Winter Roundtable Conference 2004,
       New York.

Patel, N. (2003, August). The internalization of the model minority stereotype scale: A literature
       Review and psychometric properties review. Poster presented at the Asian American
       Psychological Association Conference 2003, Ontario, Canada.

Landry, J., Hanson, M., Patel, N., Summers, S., D’Achiardi, C. (2003, August). Learning from
      experience: Seasoned psychologists share their professional expertise. A roundtable
      presented at the American Psychological Association Conference 2003, Ontario, Canada.

Patel, N., Gurung, R., Nath, S., (2003, August). Issues in close relationships: Mixed-ethnic
       relationships and arranged marriages. Symposium presented at Current Trends in South
       Asian American Theory, Research, and Practice program at the American Psychological
       Association Conference 2003, Ontario, Canada.

Patel, N., & Cokley, K. (2003, August). Relationship between acculturation and internalization
       of the model minority stereotype. Poster presented at the American Psychological
       Association Conference 2003, Ontario, Canada.

Cokley, K., Komarraju, M., Daniels, K. & Patel, N. (2003). Environment matters: examining the
      structure of academic self-concept among African American students in a predominantly
      Black versus predominantly White college setting. Paper presented at the Association of
      Black Psychologists Conference 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Patel, N., Chen, A., White, J., Hall, C., Chwalisz, K. (2002, August). Special issues in mentoring
       minority students. Symposium presented at American Psychological Association
       Conference 2002, Chicago, IL.

Cokley, K. & Patel, N. (2002, January). Ethnic differences in the measurement of academic self-
      concept in a sample of African American and European American college students. Paper
      Presented at RACE Conference: Relevance of Assessment and Culture in Evaluation
      2002, Arizona State University, AZ.

Administrative, Training and Scholarly Experience

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Counseling Psychology
2004- Present
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Assistant to the Training Director, SIU-C
Summer 2005
Supervisor: Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D., Counseling Program Training Director
Responsibilities: Co-designed the development plan for a campus multicultural center. Contacted
and met with administrators and faculty regarding the development of this center.

Student Representative, Graduate Students of Psychology (GSOP), SIU-C
September 2004- May 2005
Responsibilities: Elected to serve as the Counseling Psychology Program representative for the
GSOP organization. Duties included organizing graduate student group events, and planning and
facilitating monthly colloquial brunches.

Assistant to the Training Director, SIU-C
Summer 2004
Supervisor: Kathleen Chwalisz, Ph.D., Counseling Program Training Director
Responsibilities: Evaluated/assessed the Counseling Psychology Program at SIU-C, analyzed
related data, and developed action plans for the Counseling Psychology Program concerning
program changes, and orientation issues and priorities for new faculty. Evaluated the goals and
structure of the practicum program at SIU-C as well. Developed an action plan to strengthen the
practicum program. Met with counseling program training director to discuss evaluations and
methods of implementation of the actions plans.

College of Business Administration (CoBA) Intern, SIU-C
Fall 2003- Spring 2004
Supervisor: Jane L. Swanson, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Prepared and presented all psychological and career related
presentations/workshops for business courses and CoBA student organizations.

Student Representative, SIU-C
August 2002- May 2003
Responsibilities: Elected position. Served as a liaison between the students and the faculty in the
Counseling Psychology Program. Attended weekly faculty meetings as a representative of the
students in the program, e-mailed meeting minutes to the students and faculty. Organized all
aspects (housing arrangements, open house activities, information packets, etc.) of the open
house for potential SIU-C doctoral students visiting the campus.

Member of Public Relations and Things to Create Committees, SIU-C CDRC, Psych. Dept.
Summer 2002
Supervisor: Paul Gore, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Attended meetings to develop and organize an “in-house” career clinic. Specific
duties included creating forms necessary for the new clinic, and marketing, planning and
organizing the grand opening of the center. Spent over 25 hours in these activities.
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Outreach and Consultation Experience

"The Relationship between Value Acculturation & the Model Minority Stereotype," SIU-C
April 6, 2004
Prepared, presented, and led discussion for Asian American Awareness Month.

Southern Illinois Women’s Health Conference, Carbondale, IL
September 2003
Participated in psychoeducational outreach at the conference as a SIRSS representative.

"Patriotism Under Fire," SIU-C
April 17, 2003
Facilitated this discussion for Asian American Awareness Month.

Consultant, SIU-C CDRC
June 2002- May 2003
Responsibilities: Planned focus group training for counseling psychology doctoral students.
Trained students to facilitate focus groups, facilitated focus groups, developed script and all
research materials to run focus groups, attended all focus groups, and interpreted data to provide
to the clinic.

Career Specialist, SIU-C Psychology Department
Fall 2002
Supervisor: Paul Gore, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Received a 10-hour training. Went to University 101, SIU-C first year
experience course, for five sessions, presented group interpretations of Strong Interest Inventory
and Myers-Briggs. Also preformed group assessments of skills and work values.

"Basic Skills for Facilitating Support Groups," Continuing Education Workshop, West
Frankfort, IL
May 2002
A one-day workshop on facilitating support groups for nurses, and social workers presented for
the Franklin-Williamson Human Services, Inc., Gero-Psych Program and the Community
Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois
Presenters: Kathleen Chwalisz, Nima Patel, Nathan Gump, Mark Hanson, Jorie Hitch, Jamie
Landry, Anne Meyer, Lauren Roscoe, and Shauna Summers.
Responsibilities: Presented material related to support groups for caregivers, participated in role-
plays to demonstrate counseling skills, co-led small group role-plays and discussions about
counseling skills, provided feedback to participants regarding their use of basic counseling skills
in role-plays.

"How to look for a job, build a resume, and interviewing do’s and don’ts," SIU-C
Counseling Center
Spring 2002
Presenters: Nima Patel and Jamie Landry
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"Model Minority Stereotype" Brown Bag Discussion, SIU-C
April 2, 2002
Facilitators: Nima Patel and Janice Motoike

"Discovering Asian Americans," Panel presentation, SIU-C
April 15, 2002
Served as a panelist for this presentation for Asian American Awareness Month.

Career Exploration Program, SIU-C, Carbondale Mentoring Program
Spring 2002
Responsibilities: Developed and implemented an intervention program to enhance career
awareness, promote self-exploration, and address school to work transition issues for youth ages
8 to 16 in the Carbondale Mentoring Program.

"Steps in Career Decision Making," SIU-C Counseling Center
Spring 2002
Presenters: Jodi Pearson and Nima Patel

Peer Educator, UCI Counseling Center
September 2000- June 2001
Responsibilities: Developed and presented approximately 15 workshops that addressed the issues
that concerned UCI students. Assisted psychologists with their programs, developed and
presented a certificate program, helped with marketing for the Counseling Center, and conducted
focus groups for research purposes.

Professional and Community Services

APA Division 45 Student Committee Member
Appointed by Div. 45 President to Immigration Expert Summit Task Force
2002- 2006

Division 45 Suite Committee Member, APA Conference
August 2005

Orientation Mentor, SIU-C Counseling Psychology Graduate Program
Fall 2002- May 2005
Responsibilities: Mentored and advised first-year counseling students in their transition to
graduate school at SIU-C and Carbondale.

Member of the Minority Student Caucus, SIU-C Psychology Department
August 2001- May 2004
Responsibilities: Attended monthly organization meetings to enhance minority relations,
multicultural education and cultural awareness in the department. Served as a member of the
Minority Recruitment Team, marketed to various undergraduate programs to increase minority
recruitment in the department of psychology. Reviewed minority applicants’ files and made
recommendations to the admissions committee.
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Division 17 Hospitality Suite Student Volunteer, APA Conference
August 2002 & August 2003

Division 45 Suite Committee Member, APA Conference
August 2002

President of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, UCI
January 2000- January 2001
Responsibilities: Supervised all chapter activities and funds, ran weekly chapter meetings,
facilitated weekly officer meetings, supervised officers, and planned all events. Served as a
liaison to the Greek President’s Council. Represented the organization at all Greek functions and
Chapter events.

Honors and Awards

2003- Present         Phi Kappa Phi Member, National Honor Society

2001- 2005            Graduate Assistantship, SIU-C

2001- 2005            Dean’s List, SIU-C

2004                  Winter Roundtable Student Scholarship Award

2003                  American Psychological Association, Division 45: Presidential
                      Citation for the Most Outstanding Student Poster Presentation

2003                  Asian American Psychological Association Travel Award

2003                  American Psychological Association Travel Award

1999- 2001            Dean’s Honor List, UCI

1999- 2001            Order of Omega Member, Greek Honor Society

2000                  Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Member with the Highest Grade
                      Point Average Award

2000                  Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Pearl Dangle Academic Award for
                      three consecutive semesters of a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher

Professional Development

“Chemical Dependency: Expanding Substance Abuse and Treatment Knowledge” Continuing
Education Course sponsored by Alliant International University, December 2006.
Certificate of Completion Received
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“Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory” Continuing
Education Course sponsored by University of California- San Diego, December 2006.
Certificate of Completion Received

“Child Abuse: Assessment & Treatment” Continuing Education Course sponsored by Alliant
International University, December 2006.
Certificate of Completion Received

“Practical Psychopharmacology” Continuing Education Course sponsored by University of
California- San Diego, October 2006.
Certificate of Completion Received

“Domestic Violence: Assessment and Treatment Considerations” Continuing Education Course
sponsored by Alliant International University, September 2006.
Certificate of Completion Received

“Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for University and College Mental
Health Professionals” Continuing Education Course sponsored by University of California- San
Diego, September 2006.
Certificate of Completion Received

“The Art & Science of Clinical Supervision” Continuing Education Course sponsored by
University of California- San Diego, June 2006.
Certificate of Completion Received

“Weathering the Storm: Suicide Prevention & Intervention” Continuing Education Course
sponsored by University of California- San Diego, November 2005.
Certificate of Completion Received

Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education Fall Conference
Shell Beach, CA, November 2 - 4, 2005.

“Peace of Mind: A Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Informed Treatment for University Students,”
Continuing Education Course sponsored by University of California- San Diego, August 2005.
Certificate of Completion Received

American Psychological Association 113th Annual Convention
Washington D.C., August 18-21, 2005.

The National Multicultural Conference and Summit
Los Angeles, CA, January 27-28, 2005.

MISA (Mental Illness/ Substance Abuse) Training: Treating consumers with co-occurring
personality disorders and substance abuse, presented by staff from the Illinois MISA Institute,
May 2004.
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The Winter Roundtable 21st Annual Conference
Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY, February 20-21, 2004.

American Psychological Association 111th Annual Convention
Toronto, Canada, August 7-10, 2003.

Asian American Psychological Association 31st Annual Conference
Victoria University-Toronto, Canada, August 6, 2003.

The Winter Roundtable 20th Annual Conference
Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY, February 20-22, 2003.

Focus Group Training Workshop, presented by SIU-C Applied Research Consultants, September
2002.

American Psychological Association 110th Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois, August 22-25, 2002.

Asian American Psychological Association 30th Annual Conference
University of Illinois, Chicago, August 21, 2002.

Multicultural Competency Workshop sponsored by the Carbondale Mentoring Program,
presented by Kevin Cokley, Ph.D., March 2002.

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - Counseling Conference: Functional Family Therapy
Workshop “Best Practice” for Successfully Training Treating Troubled Youth: Lessons from
Functional Family Therapy, a Nationally Recognized Treatment,” presented by James F.
Alexander, Ph.D., February 2002.
Certificate of Completion Received

RACE Conference: Relevance of Assessment and Culture in Evaluation
Arizona State University, AZ, January 7-9, 2002.

Qualitative Methods: A Means to Tap Gender and Cultural Variables, Qualitative Methods
Research Workshop, presented by Kathleen Chwalisz Ph.D., October 2001.

Professional Affiliations
2002- Present        American Psychological Association- Student Affiliate
                         Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology- Student Affiliate
                         Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic
                            Minority Issues - Student Affiliate
2002- Present        Asian American Psychological Association- Student Affiliate
                         Division on Women- Student Affiliate

				
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