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Syracuse University Falk College
408 Peck Hall,
601 East Genesee St

Syracuse, New York  13203



Rashmi Gangamma

Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Rashmi Gangamma is an Assistant Professor in the department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her areas of research inquiry include:

  1. Family relationships and mental health of refugees resettled in the U.S.
  2. Application of contextual therapy theory in clinical practice and research.
  3. Therapeutic processes in family systems therapy.

Rashmi Gangamma completed her doctoral and postdoctoral work in the Couple and Family Therapy program at The Ohio State University where she worked on relational ethics in intimate partnerships, therapeutic alliance in family therapy, and interpersonal processes of recantation in domestic violence cases. Prior to her training in Couple and Family Therapy, she completed her Master of Philosophy in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences in Bangalore, India, where she was trained to provide systemic therapy with individuals and families experiencing severe and chronic mental illnesses.


Doctor of Couple and Family Therapy from Ohio State University

M.Phil Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health & NeuroSciences, Bangalore, India

Masters of Social Work from Mangalore University, Mangalore, India

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Criminology & Sociology from the University of Mysore, India