Deepali will start her pre-doctoral internship in VA Palo Alto Healthcare System's Behavioral Medicine program in August 2023.
Prior to this, Deepali was a Magnolia Scholar in Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Children's Cancer Clinic. In her training, she worked within an integrated pediatric team to provide mental health services to children diagnosed with cancer and blood-related disorders. She provided therapeutic interventions to pediatric patients. She also assessed the cognitive and emotional functioning of pediatric patients using neuropsychological assessments. Although Deepali completed her externship at UMMC, she continues to write neuropsychological reports under the supervision of Dr. Cynthia Karlson.
Deepali was a graduate student clinician at the Mississippi State University (MSU) Psychology Clinic. She is training in various empirically supported treatments, including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapies. Deepali is also administering, scoring, and interpreting empirically supported psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments.
Through the MSU Psychology Clinic, Deepali worked with court-referred youth and families of varying background, histories, and presenting problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse, neglect, truancy, oppositional-defiant/conduct behaviors, medical comorbidities). She has also provided telehealth services through a state-funded grant for children and adolescents with a varying range of psychological problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She served as a graduate assistant at the MSU psychology clinic for three semesters. During this time she managed clinic calls, completed phone screenings, updated clinic waitlists, provided individual and group therapy to meet clinic needs, provided oversight of junior graduate clinicians, and established telehealth policies and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deepali has earned 600 intervention hours and 146 assessment hours under the supervision of licensed psychologists.