Urvi Paralkar

Southern Illinois University



Urvi Paralkar

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology

Urvi Paralkar

Mumbai, India

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai - B.A. Psychology
University of Hartford - M.A. Clinical Practices in Psychology

Current Program/Degree Pursued:
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

Year of Matriculation:

Research Interests:
Multicultural counseling; Tolerance of ambiguity

Poster Presentation:
Paralkar, U., Ketay, S., & Welker, K. M. (2017, May). Cultural Orientation Moderates the Relationship Between Testosterone and Closeness. Poster presented at the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Teaching Experience:
Guest Lecturer for Brain and Behavior, University of Hartford
Teaching Assistant for Research Methods and Statistical Analysis, University of Hartford
Teaching Assistant for Statistical Analysis-Physical Therapy, University of Hartford
Substitute Teacher for French Language, St. Xavier’s College

Future Career Plans:
College Counseling, Research, Teaching, Outreach

What Attracted Me to SIU:
The flexibility of the program, it’s commitment to diversity and social justice, and the emphasis it places on research impacting clinical practice.

Anything else you would like to add:
I love travelling and exploring different places. I also enjoy painting and watching cat videos!