Sumati Gupta

Sumati Gupta, PhD joined Barnard College in 2012. She teaches courses with a clinical emphasis.

Her research interests include the ways in which people regulate their emotions while experiencing anxiety disorders and eating disorder symptoms and after experiencing traumatic/stressful events. She is particularly interested in issues related to body image and weight and has worked one-on-one with many Barnard students mentoring related independent research projects. Sample projects have investigated 1) how everyday conversation related to bodies/weight ("fat talk") influences undergraduates in terms of emotion regulation, anxiety, and eating disorder symptoms 2) how social media use can influence food cravings and potentially reduce binge eating disorder symptoms 3) how acculturation and cultural values shape attitudes towards mental health among Latino undergraduates. In addition to conducting studies at Barnard, Prof Gupta mentors independent research projects in conjunction with faculty at several area hospital psychiatry departments including Mt Sinai and NY State Psychiatric Institute. Sample projects have investigated the relationship between substance use and high risk sexual activity among older adults and the effects of rumination and negative body image on adult women suffering from depression.

After completing a B.A. at Duke University, Professor Gupta completed a PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University. Prof Gupta is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and trauma at Tribeca Psychology


Current: Eating Disorders, BC 3366 and Independent Study, BC 3604

Past: Abnormal Psychology, BC 2141 and Introduction to Clinical Psychology, BC 2156


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Therapy for anxiety disorders, eating/weight issues, and trauma: Tribeca Psychology

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