Akansha Vaswani-Bye, PhD

I am a counseling psychologist interested in developing and implementing culturally responsive, evidence-informed, family-centered, and non-pathologizing interventions. My practice and research are informed by postmodern ideas, especially narrative therapy. I provide clinical services at the Madison Clinic at Harborview Medical Center.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychosis Treatment and Recovery, University of Washington, 2021
Psychology Internship, Massachusetts Mental Health Center/Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2020
PhD, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 2020

Department Affiliations

Scholarly Expertise

  • Narrative therapy

Recent Publications

Drivers of and Solutions for the Overuse of Antidepressant Medication in Pediatric Populations.
Front Psychiatry 11(): 17
Cosgrove L, Morrill Z, Yusif M, Vaswani A, Cathcart S, Troeger R, Karter JM

Unexamined assumptions and unintended consequences of routine screening for depression.
(2018 Jun)
J Psychosom Res 109(): 9-11
Cosgrove L, Karter JM, Vaswani A, Thombs BD

Developing a Clinician Friendly Tool to Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines: G-TRUST.
(2017 Sep)
Ann Fam Med 15(5): 413-418
Shaughnessy AF, Vaswani A, Andrews BK, Erlich DR, D'Amico F, Lexchin J, Cosgrove L

Consistency and sources of divergence in recommendations on screening with questionnaires for presently experienced health problems or symptoms: a comparison of recommendations from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, UK National Screening Committee, and US Preventive Services Task Force.
(2017 Aug 9)
BMC Med 15(1): 150
Thombs BD, Saadat N, Riehm KE, Karter JM, Vaswani A, Andrews BK, Simons P, Cosgrove L

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