Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky, EdD

Professor and Director of the Multicultural Center
Department of Clinical Psychology

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Highest Degree

EdD, Texas Tech University


Gargi Roysircar received her doctorate in educational psychology with emphasis in counseling psychology at Texas Tech University. She is the Founding Director of the Multicultural Center for Research and Practice at Antioch University New England and Professor of Clinical Psychology. She conducts research on social justice community outreach, the effects of acculturation and enculturation on immigrant mental health, multicultural competencies in practice and assessment, and training graduate students in culturally sensitive treatment. She has authored 87 journal articles and chapters on these topics, a representative sample of which appears below;

Roysircar G. (2013). Disaster counseling: A Haitian family case post January 12, 2010 earthquake. In S. Poyrazil & C. Thompson (Eds.). International case studies in mental health (pp.155-180). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Roysircar, G. (2013). Multicultural assessment: Individual and contextual dynamic sizing. F. T. L. Leong & J. Trimble (Eds.), APA Handbook of multicultural psychology. Vol 1.Theory & Research (pp. 141-160). Washington, DC: APA.

Herzig, B. A., Roysircar, G., Kosyluk, K. A., & Corrigan, P.W. (2013). American Muslim college students: The Impact of religiousness and stigma on active coping.  Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 7, (1), 33-42.

Roysircar, G., Carey, J.C., & Koroma, S. (2010). Asian Indian college students’ science and math preferences: Influences of cultural contexts. Journal of Career Development, 36 (4), 324-346.

Smith, M. L., & Roysircar G. (2010). African American male leaders in counseling: Interviews with five AMCD past presidents. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 39(4), 242-255.

Roysircar, G. (2009). The big picture of social justice advocacy: Counselor, heal society and thyself. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87, 288-295.

Dr. Roysircar has participated in psychological first aid in earthquake-destroyed Haiti, tsunami-affected fishing communities in Southern India, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita-affected communities and responder organizations in the United States Gulf Coast, and in Southern African orphanages serving HIV/AIDS-infected and affected children and women. She has provided psychoeducation and educational programming in flood-ravaged Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. Dr. Roysircar trains her volunteer response teams in disaster trauma, culture-centered response skills specific to a community disaster, and in responder self-care and resilience.

Dr. Roysircar is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She served as the editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development from 2004-2011. Her awards include APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology 2012 Best Practice Award; 2007 Research Award of the American Counseling Association (ACA); APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology 2006 SERD Diversity Service Award; and 2002 Extended Research Award of ACA. Her recent co-authored books are Handbook of Social Justice in Counseling Psychology (2006); the Spanish translation (2007) of Multicultural Counseling Competencies (2003); and Theories and Strategies of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Relevance across Cultures and Settings (in press, SAGE).  Her instrument, the Multicultural Counseling Inventory (MCI), is the most frequently cited instrument among published self-report multicultural competency scales. Her article (Sodowsky et al., 1998), which uses the MCI instrument, was ranked 13th over the past decade among 25 most cited articles of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Roysircar is ranked in productivity ratings of authors in 5 multicultural psychology journals from 1994-2007.