Dr. Sonia Dhaliwal is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Counseling Psychology Program in the College of Education. Dr. Dhaliwal is a licensed psychologist and received her doctoral training at Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology, OR, her predoctoral clinical internship at Michigan State University’s Counseling Center, and her post doctoral clinical training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Counseling Center. Dr. Dhaliwal was trained as an Emotion Focused therapist and she investigates complex trauma within within non-majority populations. She is also passionate about issues pertaining to the experience of clinical supervision and mentorship in non majority psychology graduate students.
Dr. Dhaliwal works closely with organizations such as the United Nations in collaborating on International Women’s issues. She is a member of the Psychologist Coalition for the United Nations (PCUN) and Chair of the Marketing sub committee of Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. In addition, Dr. Dhaliwal is the Co-director of the Coalition of Cultural Competency where she is currently preparing a group of graduate students for a Cross-Cultural professional trip to Taiwan. She is currently a Counseling Psychology faculty representative who serves on the Diversity Committee in the College of Education. Dr. Dhaliwal was also recently named the President of MIZ-OUT which is a University of Missouri LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Council.