DR. KALYANI GOPAL

WHEN CHILDREN CRY

Global Unity Dignity Protection Equality Of Human Beings for a Better World

THE NEWBREED ABOLISHIONIST LEADING THE WAY

STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING END SLAVERYdrkalyanigopal

Awareness Leading to Lasting Community Change

•Dr. Kalyani Gopal President/Clinical Director Mid America Psychological and Counseling Services January 1996 – Present (17 years 8 months) Co-Owner, Oversee clinical psychological practice at Mid-America, forensic child sexual abuse expert witness, author, APA Division of Clinical Psychology, Board Member Section IV: Clinical Psychology of Women; international speaker on long term impact of child sexual abuse on children, adolescents and adults, specialization in Trauma prevention, diagnosis, and resolution. International Speaker Child Sexual Abuse January 1990 – Present (23 years 8 months) Projects Duffels for Kids(Link) June 2000 – Present Program for foster children to give them duffel bags so that they can go from home to home with a familiar luggage that they can call their own – instead of garbage bags filled with their belongings. Foster Kids January 1997 – Present Skills & Expertise International Speaker at Child Sexual Abuse Greater Chicago Area Mental Health Care Published Author, Associate Faculty, Dept of Psychology, American Psychological Association President, Clinical Psychology of Women (Sec IV), Division 12, American Psychological Association Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Alliant University/CSPP Vanderbilt University, Tennessee National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS, Bangalore, India) Specialties: Child Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Women’s Issues, Trauma focused family and individual therapy, groups, PTSD, Forensics, Custody evaluations, training foster families

Summary

President, Clinical Psychology of Women (Sec IV), Division 12, American Psychological Association Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Alliant University/CSPP Vanderbilt University, Tennessee National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS, Bangalore, India) Specialties:Child Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Women’s Issues, Trauma focused family and individual therapy, groups, PTSD, Forensics, Custody evaluations, training foster families

Experience

Foster Parenting Step-By-Step (2013)

Author

2013 – Present (less than a year)

(Open)1 project
Foster Parenting Step-by-Step: How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict - book information - Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Foster Parenting Step-by-Step: How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict – book information – Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Indiana University Northwest

Associate Faculty, Dept of Psychology

September 2012 – Present (1 year 1 month)Undergraduate and Graduate Course on ‘The Psychology of Women.”

Trauma Workbook Series (Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Workbook)

Author

June 2012 – Present (1 year 4 months)Three part series of working through sexual abuse trauma.

In My Heart – A grief and loss therapeutic workbook for parents and children

Author

February 2012 – Present (1 year 8 months)’In My Heart’ is a beautifully hand painted coping skills therapeutic hands on workbook. Each page is meant to help remember the beauty of life and the joys that were shared reframing and resolving complex grief processes. Children and parents create a book of memories using colors, pictures, drawings, art, writing and remembering.

The Supportive Foster Parent

Author

March 2011 – Present (2 years 7 months)This is a parenting skills book for anyone raising someone else’s child. In a ‘What to expect and how to handle it’ Dr Gopal has described in an honest, and straightforward manner, how to cope with day to day challenges of raising a child who is not your own and doing so with success. Resources for training are also provided and educational issues are described to help bond and attach with each child.

American Psychological Association

President, Sec IV, Div 12

American Psychological Association

January 2011 – Present (2 years 9 months)Section IV is devoted to highlighting women’s issues and encouraging research, discussion, educating the general and professional milieu regarding topics pertaining to improving the lives of women around the world.

President/Clinical Director

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Services

January 1996 – Present (17 years 9 months)Co-Owner, Oversee clinical psychological practice at Mid-America, forensic child sexual abuse expert witness, author, APA Division of Clinical Psychology, Board Member Section IV: Clinical Psychology of Women; international speaker on long term impact of child sexual abuse on children, adolescents and adults, specialization in Trauma prevention, diagnosis, and resolution.

International Speaker

Child Sexual Abuse

January 1990 – Present (23 years 9 months)

Projects

Duffels for Kids(Link)

June 2000 – Present

Program for foster children to give them duffel bags so that they can go from home to home with a familiar luggage that they can call their own – instead of garbage bags filled with their belongings.

2 team members

Foster Kids

January 1997 – Present

3 team members

Publications

The Supportive Foster Parent – “Be there for me”

Friesen Press

This is a parenting book for new and current foster moms and dads who are raising their foster children. This book is all about empowerment. By empowering our foster parents to be more successful, we empower our foster children to heal and increase their future chances of succeeding in life, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect from their biological family. A change in one family…more

Honors & Awards

Additional Honors & Awards

Outstanding Service to Lake County Circuit Court – 2004

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