The Need for Psychological Diversity: Samara Lipsky

Samara Lipsky

Samara Lipsky draws strength from her heritage. She grew up on the Upper East Side of New York City, where she graduated from the Modern Orthodox Raman School. That tradition has continued to this day, as she recently served as a staff member with the Union for Reform Judaism and she has been a Hebrew teacher at the Reform Temple Israel in her old neighborhood. Not only that, but she also has tutored a large number of young Jewish bar and bat mitzvah students.

Samra’s chosen career in psychology also has made a major difference in her life. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in the International Psychology program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). That comes after she earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and followed that up with a Masters Degree in Psychology. That apparently wasn’t enough for Samara Lipsky, given that she also completed a two-year pre doctoral research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Just this year Samara wrote a book chapter on utilizing the biopyschosocial model for disease prevention and health promotion.

The choice to establish a strong and useful career as a psychologist has certainly paid off, as she has already been given numerous awards and accolades in the field. Among her more recent accomplishments are her co-founding of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fund and raise awareness for medically oriented organizations.