Ramani Durvasula

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Ramani Durvasula
Ramani Durvasula.jpg
Born (1965-12-30) December 30, 1965 (age 55)
Occupation
  • Psychologist
  • professor
  • author
  • public speaker
Spouse(s)
Charles Hinkin
(div. 2008)
Children2

Ramani Suryakantham Durvasula (born December 30, 1965) is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, media expert, and author. She has been sought out in various media outlets for her expertise on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse, including Red Table Talk, Bravo, the Lifetime Movie Network, National Geographic, and the History Channel, as well programs such as the TODAY show and Good Morning America.

Early life[edit]

Ramani Suryakantham Durvasula[1] was born in Englewood, New Jersey on December 30, 1965.[2] Her mother is Sai Durvasula.[3] She also has a sister, Padma Salisbury.[3]

Education[edit]

In 1989, Durvasula obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Connecticut.[4] She has also received a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997.[5][6]

Career[edit]

We live in a world where mental illness, challenges in living, and general distress are so stigmatized. I strongly believed in the power of therapy to promote wellness, growth, and give people a nonjudgmental, structured space in which to be able to explore themselves in an uncensored manner.[7]

Durvasula in Careers in Psychology

She has a private practice in Santa Monica and another in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.[5] She is also Professor of Psychology at California State University, and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg.[5] Books she has authored include “Don’t You Know Who I Am”: How to Stay Sane in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility[8], Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist,[9] and You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life,[10] as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers.

Durvasula first appeared on television on an episode of Remote Control.[11] She was the co-host of the show My Shopping Addiction on the Oxygen network, and has provided expert commentary on the TODAY show and Good Morning America.[5] Channels such as Bravo, the Lifetime Movie Network, National Geographic, the History Channel, Discovery Science, and Investigation Discovery have also featured her. In the Fall of 2010, she starred in the Bravo series “Thintervention,” where she led group therapy sessions to help six participants find out the source of their overeating.[12] She is co-host of the podcast Sexual Disorientation.[5] She has been interviewed on internet media platforms as well, notably MedCircle and TONE Network. She has spoken at TEDx Sedona and South by Southwest.[5] At the American Psychological Association, she was on the Committee on Socioeconomic Status from 2014–2017 (serving as president in 2016),[13] and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Minority Fellowship Program.[5] The National Institutes of Health has funded her research on personality disorders;[5] they approved a $1.5 million grant for her to study the link between HIV and mental illness.[12] The four-year study, that included 288 patients, determined that 92-percent of participants had experienced depression, substance use disorder or another Axis-I disorder, and that nearly half met criteria for at least one Axis-II disorder (e.g. antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, or narcissistic personality disorder).[14]

Accolades[edit]

In 2003, Durvasula received the “Emerging Scholar” Award from the American Association of University Women and the “Distinguished Woman” Award from the CSULA.[7] California State University was named Outstanding Professor of the year in 2012.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Durvasula resides in Los Angeles,[15] having lived there since 1991.[16] She was married to University of California, Los Angeles psychology professor Charles Henry Hinkin,[17] with whom she authored many publications.[18] They have two daughters, Maya and Shanti. The couple separated in 2008 and divorced the following year.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Podcasts[edit]

  • Sexual Disorientation with Dr. Ramani (2017–present) (Host)[26]
  • The Psych Central Show – (2018) "Why Does the Narcissist Always Get the Girl?" (Guest)[27]
  • The Psych Central Show – (2018) "Help! My Coworker Is a Narcissist!" (Guest)[28]
  • LAHWF (2018) – "Chatting with an Expert on Narcissism"[29]
  • Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson (2019) – "How to Deal with a Narcissist" (Guest)[30]
  • Speaking of Psychology (2019) – "Recognizing a Narcissist" (Guest)[31]
  • Progress Notes (2019) "Sharing Your Expertise in the Media" (Guest)[32]
  • Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin (2019) "Narcissists and Psychopaths" (Guest)[33]
  • On Purpose with Jay Shetty (2020) – "How To Cope With Feelings Of Uncertainty & Grief During A Pandemic" (Guest)[34]
  • H.E.R. Space Podcast (2020) – "Raised By A Narcissist: Signs, Symptoms, and How to Recover" (Guest)[35]
  • Teddi Tea Pod With Teddi Mellencamp (2020) – "Don’t Fall In Love with a Narcissist" (Guest)[36]
  • Negotiate Your Best Life (2020) – "Do's and Don'ts of Negotiating with a Narcissist" (Guest)[37]
  • Cleaning Up the Mental Mess (2020) — "Navigating Narcissistic Relationships, How the Culture of Entitlement is Making the Pandemic Worse + Why We Are So Interested in Stories About Psychopaths with Psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula" (Guest)[38]
  • Zestology (2020) — "Dr. Ramani Durvasala on Narcissism #292" (Guest)[39]

Bibliography[edit]

Papers[edit]

Books[edit]

  • You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life (January 1, 2013)
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving A Relationship with a Narcissist (October 24, 2017)
  • Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are (October 31, 2017) – with Hillary L. McBride
  • Don’t You Know Who I Am: Staying Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility (2019)

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Durvasula 2015, dedication page.
  4. ^ "One Hundred And Sixth Annual Commencement". May 21, 1989. Archived from the original on June 11, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Psychology Today staff. "Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D." Psychology Today. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Ramani Durvasula Linkedin Profile
  7. ^ a b "Interview with Ramani Durvasula – Therapist & Clinical Psychologist". Careers in Psychology. Archived from the original on January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  8. ^ ""Don't You Know Who I Am?": How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility". posthillpress.com. Archived from the original on June 11, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
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  13. ^ "Committee on Socioeconomic Status Past Members". American Psychological Association. Archived from the original on December 9, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
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  15. ^ Durvasula 2019, p. xxii.
  16. ^ Durvasula, Ramani (September 1, 2016). "A Silver Anniversary…". Dr. Ramani's Blog. Archived from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "CHARLES HENRY HINKIN VS RAMANI SURYAKANTHAM DURVASULA". UniCourt. Archived from the original on September 6, 2020. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  18. ^ "Charles Hinkin, Ph.D." David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
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  20. ^ "Introduction", Narcissism and Its Discontents, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, doi:10.1057/9781137333445.0003, ISBN 978-1-137-33344-5
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  22. ^ "How to prepare for a healthy divorce". TODAY.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  23. ^ "Relationship expert offers advice to couples in quarantine". TODAY.com. Archived from the original on May 18, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
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  25. ^ "What Were The 'Disturbing' Similarities Between The 'Hollywood Ripper' Murders?". Oxygen Official Site. April 19, 2020. Archived from the original on September 6, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  26. ^ "Sexual Disorientation". sexualdisorientation.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
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  35. ^ "H.E.R Space: Uplifting Conversations for the Black Woman: S6E7: Raised By A Narcissist: Signs, Symptoms, and How to Recover with Dr. Ramani Durvasula on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Archived from the original on September 6, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
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  37. ^ "Negotiate Your Best Life Podcast with Rebecca Zung: Do's and Don'ts of Negotiating with a Narcissist with Dr. Ramani Durvasula on Negotiate Your Best Life with Rebecca Zung #215 on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Archived from the original on September 6, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
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Works cited[edit]

  • Durvasula, Ramani (2015). Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Surviving A Relationship with a Narcissist. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1618688781.
  • Durvasula, Ramani (2019). "Don't You Know Who I Am?" How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility. Post Hill Press. ISBN 9781682617526.

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