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Gurusewak S. Khalsa

  • Position: Associate Professor of Practice
  • Department: Department of Psychology
Brief Biography

Gurusewak S. Khalsa, MA, PhD, is a licensed counseling psychologist from the University of Northern Colorado, and chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee for Global Psychology. He has a background in international mental health services, with over six years of experience providing community-based support for internally displaced and refugee groups in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and resettled refugee communities in the United States. His clinical experience includes working in integrated mental health care settings, clinical assessment and pre-surgical evaluation, counseling supervision, and both individual and group outpatient therapy for clients ages six and up for support with medical issues, severe and persistent mental illness, histories of trauma (including EMDR and Comprehensive DBT modalities), acculturation and expatriation experiences, and other presenting concerns. His research interests focus on cross-cultural applications of mental health treatments and the influence of culture on psychological resilience.

  • PhD Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • MA Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
  • BA Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA