This event is free and available to current and past AIS clients. Registration is required (see below.)
Join us for a virtual gathering with psychologist and person who stutters, Anjali Alimchandani, PhD, MPP. During this event, Dr. Alimchandani will explore the ways in which people who stutter often get stuck in cycles of anxiety and depression symptoms. In addition she will discuss therapeutic strategies and approaches to break these unhelpful cycles to support people who stutter in experiencing greater freedom and well-being with respect to their self expression.
By the end of the session you will:
Have a better psychoeducation regarding cycles that can link stuttering, anxiety, and depression
Get a clearer overview of ways in which psychotherapy can address these struggles
Learn practical strategies to support people who stutter in breaking these cycles
Anjali Alimchandani, PhD, MPP is a psychologist currently working in private practice and providing clinical supervision to pre-licensed clinicians. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from New York University and Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. Prior to pursuing private practice full time, she worked in a clinic for homeless veterans at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center (GLA VA). 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 on culturally responsive, social justice informed psychotherapy for psychiatry, psychology, and primary care staff members and residents/trainees. 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. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the National Queer and Transgender Therapists of Color Network and a member of the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in the American Psychological Association. Prior to coming to the field of psychology, Anjali worked in a variety of fields aimed at social justice promotion, including domestic violence prevention/response, international development, and direct social services with refugee and disenfranchised youth of color.