Having graduated from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Wayne State University, I have acquired education and specialties in a variety of areas that include: Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences, Marriage and Family Psychology, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Latin American Studies, Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Developmental Psychology. Being brought up in an eclectic atmosphere: at home, educationally and professionally, I have been able to gain specialties in a variety of areas as well. The diversity in my training has enabled me to integrate Western psychology and Eastern philosophy bringing together the best of both worlds in my work.
I started teaching in 2004 and was able to work with a variety of students from the community college to the university level teaching courses within the above-mentioned areas. Teaching is one of my favorite experiences because it represents my ability to impart impart knowledge I have acquired and also serves as an opportunity to continue learning personally and from my students!
When I’m not being a/an clinician, educator or a student, I enjoy tapping into the creative arts. My inclination towards art, music, and dance has enabled me to enhance my clinical approach as well. I started dancing, singing & playing instruments, and painting/photography at 4 years of age under the tutelage of my mother and father, Drs. Sumita & Virinder Chaudhery. My parents’ passion, love and support of the arts enabled me to be exposed to the world of classical training in these areas. I was lucky to be able to continue that training as I matured both in the USA and India. More specifically, I have been classically trained in North Indian Classical Vocal and Indian Classical dance forms that include: Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri and Yoga. But of course, I sought to diversify this training as well and continued my dance education in: Competitive Ballroom Dancing, Afro-Cuban Salsa & Argentine Tango and also added martial arts to mix as well! I’m lucky to be able to continue practicing these art forms and integrating them in to therapeutic programs that I have developed and utilized with patients, peers and children!
Dr. Malasri Chaudhery-Malgeri, Ph.D.