Prakash Thambipillai, BA (he/him)
Prakash is in his 2nd year of the Master of Science program in clinical psychology at Queen's. He completed his Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in psychology at York University, where his thesis examined the trajectories of caregiver self-efficacy and child mental health outcomes following a brief emotion-focused intervention for caregivers. While at York, Prakash worked with the Emotion Transformation Lab in Toronto as a volunteer and then Lab Manager. After graduating, Prakash worked as an RA on The SUMMIT Trial at Sinai Health, a 4-arm randomized controlled psychotherapy trial aiming to increase access to perinatal mental health. As a graduate student at the EMBody Lab, Prakash is studying the role of embodied information in self-concept in dyadic, parent-child interaction contexts. He is also interested in the impact of family trauma and emotion socialization on young people's emotional development, especially in vulnerable populations such as immigrants and refugees.