Past President

Arpana Inman: 2018-2019

Arpana G. Inman received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Currently, Chairperson of the Department of Education and Human Services and Professor in Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University, she has been recognized for her distinguished scholarship and is a recipient of the ’61 Professorship. More recently was named Iacocca Professor for the College of Education at Lehigh University. This award recognizes demonstrated ability to enhance the mission of global leadership. She is also the director of the Community Voices Clinic, a school based integrated care mental health center in Bethlehem, PA. From 2009-2010, she was in India as a Nehru-Fulbright Scholar. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMH), in Bengaluru, India, and worked with schools in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. In addition, she was invited to conduct numerous presentations across the country.

Dr. Inman has published widely in the areas of multicultural competencies and social justice in supervision and training, international psychology, and South Asian immigrant diasporic identity. Her interest in local and global issues has led her involvement in social justice issues. In keeping with this, she worked with Hurricane Katrina survivors in the Gulf Coast, and is a member of local and national crisis intervention teams dealing with trauma and other disasters.  She is involved with the South Asian community at a local and national level and co-founded a listserv and a website for South Asian Concerns called SAPNA (South Asian Psychological Networking Association). In the area of supervision, she recently co-hosted and developed the first DVD series on Supervision Models published by APA. She is fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) in three divisions (17, 29, 45) and has served on the editorial boards of several major journals (TCP, Psychotherapy, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology). She has presented nationally and internationally and received several awards for her scholarly works including the 2002 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology, through APA’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), the Excellence in Supervision Research Award from the Section on Supervision and Training (Division 17) and the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity Award, from the Section of Ethnicity and Racial Diversity (Division 17); the 2014 Asian American Journal of Psychology Best Paper Award (Asian American Psychological Association);  the 2015 Excellent Contribution Award (International Section, Division 17, American Psychological Association); the Ohana Honors Award (Counselors for Social Justice, American Counseling Association); and most recently, the Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology (Pennsylvania Psychological Association).

Dr. Inman has been very active in professional leadership in counseling and psychology, including having served as Co-Chair for the Committee on International Relations in Psychology; President, Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs; Vice President, Asian American Psychological Association; Vice President, Asian American Pacific Islander Concerns, Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development.