Gargi Roysircar, professor of clinical psychology and founder and director of the Multicultural Center at Antioch University New England (AUNE), received the Society of Counseling Psychology Best Practice Award at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention, August 2-5 in Orlando, Florida.
“It is clear that your longstanding commitment to integrating evidence-based practice into innovative intervention and training others to do so will guide the future of counseling psychology,” wrote Jill Lee-Barber, vice-president for professional practice for the Society for Counseling Psychology, a division of the APA.
Lee-Barber cited Roysircar’s work in providing psychological therapy to people in communities affected by disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2004 tsunami in southern Asia and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 along the United States’ Gulf Coast. Roysircar has also worked in Southern African orphanages with children and women affected by HIV/AIDS. In February she will lead a volunteer response team, called Disaster Shakti, to provide counseling services to Haitians recovering from the January 2010 earthquake.
Lee-Barber also applauded Roysircar’s outstanding publication record and her contributions to practitioner training. Roysircar has taught at AUNE since 2000.
“This is a huge and prestigious recognition of Gargi’s important work,” said Kathi Borden, chair of AUNE’s Department of Clinical Psychology.