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Suma P Chand, MPhil, PhD,

Suma P Chand, MPhil, PhD,
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

1438 S Grand Blvd,
St Louis, MO 63104
Tel 314-977-4884
fax 314-977-4876
schand3@slu.edu

Dr Suma Chand is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specialized in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She trained in Clinical Psychology (MPhil) from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India, in 1981 and later obtained her PhD from the University of Mumbai, India. She has received training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia and is a diplomate and fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has been licensed to practice clinical psychology in the United Kingdom and has worked in a number of countries including India, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Oman before moving to the United States. She started her career as a Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS in the year 1982. She later worked in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Sains Malaysia and in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Runwell Hospital in the U.K. She was Senior Clinical Psychologist and later Chief Clinical Psychologist, from 1990 till 2005 in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Medicine at the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, where she set up a comprehensive clinical psychology service and also taught medical students and residents. More recently she worked in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy services in the University Psychiatric Services unit.

Dr Chand is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Program in the Department of Psychiatry, St Louis University School of Medicine. As the Director of the CBT program she is involved in training Psychiatry residents and fellows in CBT. As a SLUCare provider she runs CBT Clinics where she offers individual and group CBT to adult and geriatric patients. She is a Clinical Fellow and member of the Public Education Committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Social Anxiety Center (www.nationalsocialanxietycenter.com). Suma Chand has extensive experience in Clinical Psychology and has published articles related to behavior therapy and cognitive behavior therapy in peer reviewed journals and in book chapters.

Dr. Chand sees patients in the clinic at the Monteleone hall and can be reached by email at schand3@slu.edu.