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natrajan tyagi

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Professional Interests

Immigration and acculturation; parenting; bicultural identity; cross-cultural research; cultural immersion programs; self-of-therapist training and supervision; qualitative research; systemic training and evaluation

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University


M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University


M.A. in Social Work, Madras School of Social Work, India






Recipient of the "Excellence in Doctoral Studies" award, Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University.



Recipient of the 'Vimala Pai' prize for the best student in Social Service with a good academic record, Women's Christian College



Recipient of the 'Maria Philip award' for the best all-round performance, Madras School of Social Work



Recipient of the award for the outgoing student in fieldwork, Madras School of Social Work

MFT Practicum
Advanced Research Methodology - Qualitative
Intergenerational Theories
MFT Law and Ethics
Doctoral Dissertation
MFT Research Methodology
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

Natrajan-Tyagi, R., Banerjee Brown, L., Calkins, M., Boucher, T., Nissen, B., Lopez-Plunkett, L. (2007).Early connections: Process research and circles of experience. In L. Banerjee Brown (Ed.),Circles in the Nursery: Practicing Multicultural family Therapy. ZERO TO THREE Press.


Natrajan, R., Karrupaswamy, N., Ramadoss, K., & Thomas, V. (2005). Adaptation of Two Family Therapy Training Instruments to Culturally Suit the Indian Context. Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 27, 415 - 434.


Rastogi, M., Natrajan. R. & Thomas, V. (2005). On becoming a profession: The growth of Marriage and Family Therapy in India. Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy. 27, 453 - 471.


Poulsen, S., Karuppaswamy, N. & Natrajan, R. (2005). Immigration as a dynamic experience: Personal narratives and clinical implications for family therapists. Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 27, 403-414.


Karuppaswamy, N., & Natrajan, R. (2003). Family therapy from a Hindu Indian worldview. In M. Rastogi & E. Wieling (Eds.), Voices of color: First person accounts of ethnic minority therapists (pp. 297-312). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Natrajan, R., & Thomas, V. (2002). Need for family therapy services for middle class families in India. Contemporary Family Therapy, 24, 483-503.