Devika Dibya Choudhuri is a faculty member in the Counseling Program at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. She completed her undergraduate work at Smith College, her MS in counseling from the University of Vermont and her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Syracuse University. She currently serves as the chair of the President's Commission for Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern Michigan University, and has been working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion for much of her professional life.
She is a licensed professional counselor in Michigan and Connecticut with over 20 years of experience working with clients individually, as well as in couples, families and groups. Clinically, she specializes in cross cultural and diversity issues, as well as trauma, assault and abuse, working with refugee populations, sexual assault and abuse survivors, and immigrant and multicultural populations. She is also a certified coach, consultant and frequent presenter on cultural competence, diversity and ethical issues. She teaches courses such as cross cultural counseling, advanced multicultural counseling, counseling skills, group work, crisis and trauma, couple and family, and counseling women and LGBTQ populations.
Dibya Choudhuri has over 50 presentations and publications focused on the areas of multicultural client issues, counselor supervision and pedagogy. She has published a textbook on multicultural counseling, and edited a set of eight monographs in the series. She serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals in the field of counseling and psychology. She carries the National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor credentials as well as the Approved Clinical Supervisor. Professionally, she has served in leadership positions in state and national counseling organizations, as well as serving on the National Board of Certified Counselors both as a director and as chair of the international accrediting organization.