Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky (EdD)

Professor, Director of Diversity Issues, and Director of the Multicultural Center
Department of Clinical Psychology

Selected Recent Publications

Note. An asterisk (*) indicates involvement of graduate students or former advisees.
R = Refereed; Ch = Book Chapter


*Frey, M., & Roysircar, G. (October 2006 issue). South and East Asian international students’ perceived prejudice, acculturation, and utilization of help resources. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. (R)

*Huynh, U., & Roysircar, G. (2006). Community health promotion curriculum: A case study of Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees. In R.Toporek, L. H. Gerstein, N. A., Fouad, G. Roysircar, & T. Israel (Eds.), Handbook for social justice in counseling psychology (pp. 338-357). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (Ch)

*Kuo, B.C.H., Roysircar, G., & Newby-Clark, I.R. (October 2006 issue). Development of the Cross-cultural Coping Scale: Collective, avoidance, and engagement coping. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. (R)

*Kuo, B. C. H., & Roysircar, G. (2006). An exploratory study of cross-cultural adaptation of adolescent Taiwanese unaccompanied sojourners in Canada. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30, 159-183. (R)

Roysircar, G. (2006). A theoretical and practice framework for universal school-based prevention. In R. Toporek, R., L. H. Gerstein, N. A., Fouad, G. Roysircar, & T. Israel (Eds.), Handbook for social justice in counseling psychology (pp.130-145). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (Ch)

Roysircar, G (2006). Prevention work in schools and with youth: Promoting competence and reducing risks. In R. Toporek, L. H., Gerstein, N. A., Fouad, G., Roysircar, & T. Israel (Eds.), Handbook for social justice in counseling psychology (pp.77-85).Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (Ch)

Roysircar, G. (2006). Counseling health psychology’s collaborative role in the community. In R. Toporek, L. H., Gerstein, N. A., Fouad, G., Roysircar, & T. Israel (Eds.), Handbook for social justice in counseling psychology (pp. 313-317). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (Ch)


Roysircar, G. (2005). Culturally sensitive assessment, diagnosis, and guidelines. In M. G. Constantine & D. W. Sue (Eds.), Strategies for building multicultural competence in mental health and educational settings (pp. 19-38). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. (Ch)

Roysircar, G. (2005). Research in multicultural counseling: Client needs and counselor competencies. In C. Lee (Ed.), Multicultural issues in counseling: New approaches to diversity (3rd edition). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (Ch)

*Roysircar G., Gard, G., Hubbell R., & Ortega, M. (2005). Development of counseling trainees’ multicultural awareness through mentoring ESL students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 33(1), 17-36. (R)


Daniel, J. H., Roysircar, G., Abeles, N., & Boyd, C. (2004). Individual and cultural diversity competence: Focus on the therapist. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 25(4), 255-267. (R)

*Frey, L.L., & Roysircar, G. (2004). Effects of acculturation and worldview for White American, South American, South Asian, and South East Asian students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 26(3), 229-248. (R)

*Kuo, B. C. H., & Roysircar, G. (2004). Predictors of acculturation for Chinese adolescents in Canada: Age of arrival, length of stay, social class, and English reading ability. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 32(3), 143-154. (R)

Roysircar, G. (2004). Cultural self-awareness assessment: Practice examples from psychology training. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(6), 658-666. (R)

Roysircar, G. (2004). Child survivor of war: A case study. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 32(3), 168-180. (R)

Roysircar, G. (2004). Counseling and psychotherapy for acculturation and ethnic identity concerns with immigrants and international student clients. In T.B. Smith, (Ed), Practicing multiculturalism: Affirming diversity in counseling and psychology (pp 248-268). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. (Ch)

Roysircar, G. (2004). Asian Indian Diaspora: Four poems—The color of race; Taxonomy of privileged and not privileged; Killing in religion’s name; On this same earth. In G. Howard & E. A. Delgado-Romero (Eds.). When things go bad: Narrative explorations of difficult issues (pp. 81-84).Lanham, MD: Hamilton Press/University Press of America. (Ch)


Roysircar, G. (2003). Religious differences: Psychological and sociopolitical aspects of counseling. InternationalJournal for the Advancement of Counselling. 25(4), 255-267. (R)

*Roysircar, G., Webster, D.R., Germer, J., Palensky, J.J., Lynne, E., Campbell, G., et al. (2003). Experiential training in multicultural counseling: Implementation and evaluation of counselor process. In G. Roysircar, D. S. Sandhu, & V. B. Bibbins (Eds.), Multicultural competencies: A guidebook of practices (pp. 3-15). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (Ch)

Roysircar, G. (2003). Counselor awareness of own assumptions, values, and biases. In G. Roysircar, P. Arredondo, J. N. Fuertes, J. G. Ponterotto, and R. L. Toporek. (Eds.) Multicultural competencies 2003: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (pp. 15-26). Alexandria, VA: AMCD, ACA. (Ch)

*Roysircar, G., Hubbell, R., & Gard, G. (2003). Multicultural research on counselor and client variables: A relational perspective. In D. Pope-Davis, H.L.K. Coleman, W.M. Liu, & R.L. Toporek (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural competencies (pp 247-282). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (Ch)

Roysircar, G. (2003). Understanding immigrants: Acculturation theory and research. In F.D. Harper & J. McFadden (Eds.), Culture and counseling: New approaches (pp. 164-185). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. (Ch)


*Roysircar-Sodowsky, G. & Frey, L. L. (2002). Children of immigrants: Their worldviews value conflicts. In P. Pedersen & J. C. Carey (Eds.), Multicultural counseling in schools: A practical handbook (pp. 61-83). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. (Ch)

*Roysircar-Sodowsky, G., & Maestas, M. V. (2002). Assessment of acculturation and cultural variables. In K. S. Kurasaki, S. Okazaki, & S. Sue (Eds.), Asian American mental health: Assessment theories and methods (pp. 77-94). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. (Ch)


*Roysircar-Sodowsky, G., & Kuo, P. Y. (2001). Determining cultural validity of personality assessment: Some guidelines. D. Pope-Davis & H. Coleman (Eds.), The intersection of race, class, & gender: Implications for multicultural counseling (pp. 213-239). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (Ch)

Ibrahim, F.A., Roysircar-Sodowsky, G, & Ohnishi, H. (2001). World View: Recent developments and needed directions. In J.G. Ponterotto, M. C. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. M. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (2nd ed.) (pp. 425-455). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (Ch)


*Roysircar-Sodowsky, G., & Maestas, M. (2000). Acculturation, ethnic identity, and acculturative stress: Evidence and measurement. In R. H. Dana (Ed.), Handbook of cross_cultural and multicultural personality assessment (pp. 131-172). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence~Erlbaum. (Ch)