About this Episode:
In this episode, Dr. Tanupreet Suri speaks with Dr. Aaron Smith on the intersections of technology and mental health in the age of COVID. Dr. Suri discusses her work promoting greater access to mental health services – especially for students from diverse backgrounds – who are often impacted by the switch to online classes and Telehealth. Dr. Suri notes that technology be both deleterious to peoples’ wellbeing, as well as an important source of social and mental support. Finally, we discuss how students and clients can use technology to find culturally-relevant counselors to work with, as well as her upcoming textbook on the experiences of counselors who have sought mental health services during COVID.
Dr. Tanu Suri is an assistant professor at Touro College in New York City. Her professional focus is on the intersection of technology & mental health, particularly among students of color within higher education. Dr. Suri has an extensive background working with a range of populations in various areas, including community health and wellness and health education. She is also currently putting together an edited textbook on counselors’ experiences in counseling (and counselors experiences providing services to other counselors) amidst the pandemic.
Her research and practice interests include college-student mental health, experiences of minority students within higher education, social media, and new technology’s role in identity development, community-based participatory research, and social justice advocacy. She also has additional experience working with college-aged populations providing one on one therapy, group therapy, and mental health outreach on college campuses.
APA Citation for this Episode:
Smith, A. (Producer). (2021, September 29). EP213: Power of Disruption: Resilience in the COVID-Era [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/?p=200798&preview=true