Dr. Joshua DeSilva

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Dr. Joshua DeSilva

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Department: Professional Psychology Program

1922 F Street, NW, Suite 100 Washington DC 20052

Joshua DeSilva, Psy.D. (they/them) is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Professional Psychology Program at George Washington University. Since completing their Psy.D. at GW in 2016, Dr. DeSilva has focused much of their scholarship and professional development on group work and the integration of multiculturalism with clinical practice. They were previously the Director of Clinical Training and an Assistant Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus. Dr. DeSilva has a passion for race, gender, and sexuality studies and therapist use of self. Their recent group work has included leading the first all-BIPOC large group consulting team at the American Group Psychotherapy Association's national conference for over one hundred attendees, as well as directing a group relations conference sponsored by the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems that focused on Latine leadership and authority dynamics. Locally, Dr. DeSilva is President-Elect of the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society. In addition to teaching and running a part-time private practice, Dr. DeSilva serves as Vice Chair of the Virginia Latino Advisory Board. In this role, they advise the Governor and General Assembly on Latinx affairs statewide. Dr. DeSilva has a passion for community psychology and connecting graduate students with community service and advocacy roles that authentically connect with their interests.