Rameya Shanmugavelayutham




  • 49550 Decolonizing Clinical Social Work Practice 

Post-Master's Job Experience

  • Lead Behavioral Health Specialist, The Inner- City Muslim Action Network
  • Field Instructor and Clinical Supervisor, Erikson Institute 
  • Interim Director, Connect 2 Kids, Juvenile Protective Association
  • Mental Health Consultant & Staff Therapist, Juvenile Protective Association
  • Field Instructor , School of Social Administration, University of Chicago
  • DCFS Home Study Contractor, Kmetko and Associates
  • Lead Evaluator, University of Michigan - Department of Psychiatry

Fields of Special Interest

  • Antiracist and Decolonial Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Developmental, Relational and Intergenerational Trauma
  • Psychodynamic Clinical Practice
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • School-Based Intervention

Publications or Presentations (last 3 years)

  • Intrapsychic Humanism Fall 2020 Conference Program- Saturday, November 7th, 2020 . Connect 2 Kids: Equipping Teachers (and At-Home Teachers) with Relationship Strategies to Reduce Children's Emotional and  Behavioral Barriers to Learning; Stephen Buddhe, PhD, Rameya Shanmugavelayutham LCSW, MSW, Katie Gleason LCSW 
  • Integrating Mindfulness & Diversity in Practice Nurturing Authentic Relationships with Infants, Young Children & Families:  Sunday, May 7, 2017 – Tuesday, May 9, 2017 . Collaborative Evaluation: Providers, Consumers, & Evaluators Working Together to Build an Evidence Base for IMH Practice ;  Rachel Waddell, LMSW, Emily Alfafara, BA, Rameya Shanmugavelayutham, LLMSW, Katherine Rosenblum, PhD, IMH-E® (IV C/R/F), and Maria Muzik, MD, MS 
  • Promoting Health Equity and Decreasing Disparities Through Public Systems of Care and Policy Abstract of Distinction:  Predicting Retention in Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Services -Friday, June 2, 2017: 8:30 AM Jennie Jester, PhD, University of MIchigan; Emily Alfafara, BA, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Jamie Lawler, PhD, University  of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Megan Julian, Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Rachel Waddell, LMSW, University of  Michigan-Ann Arbor; Nicole Miller, LMSW, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Rameya Shanmugavelayutham,  LLMSW, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Maria Muzik, M.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Katherine Rosenblum,  Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor