Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky (EdD)Professor, Director of Diversity Issues, and Director of the Multicultural Center
Department of Clinical Psychology
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Highest DegreeEdD, 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 interface of acculturation and enculturation with the mental health of immigrants, multicultural competencies in practice and assessment, and training graduate students in culturally sensitive practice. She has authored 80 journal articles and chapters on these topics; her recent publications are:
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(10), 324-347.
Roysircar, G. (2009). Evidence-based practice and its implications for culturally sensitive treatment. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 37(2) 66-82.
Roysircar, G. (2009). The big picture of social justice advocacy: Counselor, heal society and thyself. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87, 288-295.
Roysircar, G. (2008). Social privilege: Counselors’ competence with systemically determined inequalities. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 33(4), 377-384.
Kuo, B. C. H., Roysircar, G., & Newby-Clark, I. R. (2006). Development of the Cross-cultural Coping Scale: Collective, avoidance, and engagement coping. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 39, 161-181.
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 and the editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development from 2004-2011. She was awarded the 2007 Research Award, as well as the 2002 Extended Research Award of the American Counseling Association. 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). She is currently writing, Disaster Recovery: Counseling Interventions. 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.