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Arpana Inman

Assoc Dean Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs
Professor, Department of Human Sciences

inman.86@osu.edu

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Biography

Arpana G. Inman, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Human Ecology. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Inman was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at Lehigh University’s College of Education. Dr. Inman is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of South Asian Psychology, International Issues in Psychology and Multicultural Supervision & Training. She recently co-hosted the first DVD series on Supervision Models published by American Psychological Association. She has over a 100 publications and has presented nationally and internationally in these areas. She is the recipient of the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentorship and Scholarship from Teachers College, Columbia University, the Distinguished Contributions Award from the Asian American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology for her scholarship on South Asian Issues, from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Excellent Contributions Award from the International Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Asian American Psychological Association. She has held numerous leadership roles in several national organizations and is Past President of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Education

·       Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Temple University

·       M.S Guidance and Counseling, University of Wisconsin

·       M.A. Psychology, Pune University

·       B.A. Psychology, Ferguson College

Research Summary

Research focuses on three interrelated areas: South Asian- Asian American Immigrant Psychology, Multicultural Competencies in Supervision and Training, and International Issues in Counseling. An overarching framework that ties the three research interests is the role of culture and its influence on identities and competencies. In particular, the focus is on an ecosystemic framework that encompasses both interpersonal (e.g., family, community) and contextual (socio-historical-political-immigration-generational) factors influence awareness and internalization of cultural dynamics, the negotiation of identities (e.g. gender, race, ethnicity), and coping (e.g., sites of resiliency and mental health) to influence personal and professional competencies and advocacy.

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications (*Student) (** Best Paper/Research/Outstanding Contributions Award) (*** Invited)

Inman, A. G., Pendse, C. A., & Luu, P. L. (2019). Person-Context influences on the educational involvement in rural Cambodian Schools. Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation, 1(3), 85-99. Published online: doi.org/10.25774/h7nv-9238

***Inman, A. G. (2019). Culture and positionality: Academy and mentorship. Women & Therapy. Published online: doi.org/10.1080/02703149.2019.1684678

Inman, A. G., Gerstein, L. H., Wang, Y-F., Iwasaki, M., Gregerson, M., Rouse, L. M. Dingman, S., Ferreira, J. A., Watanabe-Muraoka, A., & Jacobs, S. C. (2019). Supporting disaster relief efforts internationally: A call to counseling psychologists. The Counseling Psychologist, 47, 630-657. Doi: 10.1177/0011000019877407

*Yu, X., *Pendse, A., Slifko, S. E., Inman, A. G., Kong, P., & Knettel, B. A. (2019). Healthy people, healthy community: Evaluation of a community-based train-the-trainer program on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) in southeast Haiti. Health Education Journal, 1-15. Published online: doi.org/10.1177/0017896919853850.

***Inman, A. G. (2018). Social justice mentoring and scholarship: Building a community of leaders and advocates. The Counseling Psychologist, 1040-1054. Doi: 10.1177/001100001881790849. 

***Inman, A. G. (2018). Leadership in the Society of Counseling Psychology and the academy: Insights and reflections. The Counseling Psychologist, 46, 1010-1023Doi: 10.1177/0011000018817285

Inman, A. G., Soheilian, S. A., & Luu, L.P. (2018). Telesupervision: Building bridges in a digital era. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1–10. Published online: doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22722

Inman. A.G., *Bashian, H., Pendse, A., & Luu, L. (2018). Publication Trends in Telesupervision: A Content Analysis Study. The Clinical Supervisor. Published online: doi: 10.1080/07325223.2018.1528194

Morgan Consoli, M., Inman, A. G., Bullock, M., Nolan, S. (2018). Framework for competencies for U.S.A. psychologists engaging internationally. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation7, 174-188.

Presseau, C., Luu, L. P., Inman, A. G., DeBlaere, C. (2018). Trainee social justice advocacy: investigating the roles of training factors and multicultural competence. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. Published online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070.2018.1476837

*Luu L. P. & Inman, A. G. (2018). Feminist identity and program characteristics in the development of trainees’ social advocacy, Counselling Psychology Quarterly31 (1), 1-24.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A., Williamson-Taylor, C., Inman, A. G., & Case J. (2017). Psychotherapists’ empathy for childfree women of intersecting age and SES. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

Inman, A. G. & Rao, K. (2017). Asian Indian women: Domestic violence, mental health, and sites of resilience. Women & Therapy. Published online: DOI:10.1080/02703149.2017.1324189

**Knettel, B. A., Slifko, S. E., Inman, A. G., & Silova, I. (2017). Training Community Health Workers: An Evaluation of Effectiveness, Cultural Compatibility, and Sustainable Continuity in an Educational Program in Rural Haiti. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 55 (4), 177-188.

*Pendse, A. & Inman, A. G. (2017). International-Student-Focused Counseling Research: A 34-Year Content Analysis. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 30, 20-47.

Karasz, A., Gany, F., Escobar, J, Flores, C., Prasad, L., Inman, A., Lakasapudi, V., Kosi, R., Murthy, M., Leng, J. & Diwan, S. (2016). Mental health and stress among South Asians. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health,1-8. Published online: doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0501-4

*Soheilian S. & Inman A. G. (2015). Competent counseling for Middle Eastern American clients: Implications for trainees. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 43, 173-190.

Inman, A. G., *Luu, L. P., *Pendse, A. C., Caskie, G. I. L. (2015). Graduate Trainees’ Social Justice Supports, Beliefs, Interest, and Commitment. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 875-905.

Inman, A. G., Tummala-Narra, P., Kaduvettoor-Davidson, A., Alvarez, A. N., & Yeh, C. (2015). Perceptions of Race-Based Discrimination among First-generation Asian Indians in the U.S. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 217-247.

Selected Presentations

Inman, A. G. (2019, August) (Discussant) Counseling psychology’s leadership collaborative: focus on social justice. Symposium presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Inman, A. G. (2018, September). South Asian Voices: How far have we come. Opening remarks at the First Division on South Asian Americans Conference. New York, NY.

Inman, A. G. (2018, August). Division 17 Presidential Address: Leadership in SCP and the Academy. Presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Inman, A. G. (2018, August). Women of Color in leadership- Strengths, challenges and a way forward. Panel discussion presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA

Inman, A. G. (2018, August) (Chair). Skill Building Session: Community Advocacy- Training psychologists to act locally. Presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Inman, A. G. (2018, August) (Chair). Leadership-insights and strategies: Presidential Initiative. Symposium presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Krug, O., Schneider, K., & Inman, A. G. (2017, March). Cultivating Therapeutic Artistry and Skill: A Model for Training and Supervision in Existential-Humanistic Therapy. Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA

Inman, A. G. (2016, August). Cultural Competence: An Essential Element of Telesupervision. In S. Wright (Chair). Telesupervision Best Practices for Feminists. Symposium presented at the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Inman, A. G. (2016, August). Culture, positionality, and academia. In D. Mollen & L.B. Watson (Cochairs). Women in the Academy—Diverse faculty members share their unique paths of success. Symposium presented at the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Inman, A. G. (2018, April). Keynote address: Respectful dialogues: Holding the tension. Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference. Western Michigan, MI.

Inman, A.G. (2018, March). Keynote address: Disruptions and resistance: Still we rise. National Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Inman, A. G. (2018, February). Janet E. Helms Award Address: Social justice mentoring and scholarship: Building a community of leaders and advocates. Winter Roundtable, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Inman, A. G. (2017, August). Presidential Initiative – Difficult Dialogue: Counseling, Counseling Psychology, and Master’s Training. M. Heesacker (Chair). Presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Inman. A. G. (2016, August) (Chair). SCP Fellows Address. 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Inman, A. G., Mobley, M., Johnson, E., Murdock, N., & McAllister, D. (2016, February). Master’s training: Navigating the complexities and opportunities. Symposium presented at the Council for Counseling Psychology Training Director Midwinter Conference, Asheville, NC.

Inman, A. G., Mobley, M., Heesacker, M., Spokane, A., Nilsson, J., & Brady-Amoon, P. (February 2015). Master’s training and state level advocacy. Symposium presented at the Council for Counseling PsychologyTraining Director Midwinter Conference, San Diego, CA.