Gargi Roysircar received her doctorate in educational psychology with emphasis in counseling psychology at Texas Tech University. She is the Founding Director of the Antioch Multicultural Center for Research and Practice at Antioch University New England and Professor of Clinical Psychology. She conducts research on disaster outreach in international settings, the effects of acculturation and enculturation on immigrant mental health, multicultural competencies in practice and assessment, and training graduate students in culturally informed practice. She has authored 99 journal articles and chapters on these topics; a representative sample appears below.
Roysircar, G., Colvin, K. F., Afolayan, A. G., Thompson, A., & Robertson, T. W. (2017). Haitian children’s resilience and vulnerability assessed with House-Tree-Person (HTP) drawings. Traumatology, 23(1) 68-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/trm0000090
Roysircar, G., Thompson, A., & Boudreau, M. (2017).”Born Black and male”: Counseling leaders’ self-discovery of strengths. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. 40, 343-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070.2016.1172204
Roysircar, G., & Pignatiello, V. (2015). Counseling and psychotherapy in the USA: The story of Rolando. In R. Moodley, M. Sookoor, U. Gielen, & R. Wu (Eds.), Therapy without borders: International and cross-cultural case studies handbook. Alexandria (pp. 165-172). VA: ACA.
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.
Roysircar, G., Podkova, M., & Pignatiello, V. (2013). Crisis intervention, social class, and counseling: Macrolevel disaster effects. In W. M. Liu (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of social class in counseling (pp.144-163). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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.
Dr. Roysircar has participated in mental health counseling in earthquake-destroyed Haiti, tsunami-affected fishing communities in Southern India; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita-affected communities and first responders in the United States Gulf Coast; and in Southern African orphanages that serve HIV/AIDS-infected and affected children and women. She has provided psychoeducation in flood-ravaged Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. Dr. Roysircar trains her counseling teams in disaster trauma, culture-centered skills specific to a community disaster, and in clinician self-care and resilience.
Dr. Roysircar is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divs. 17, 45, and 56). She was 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 co-authored books are “Theories and Strategies of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Relevance across Cultures and Settings” (2017, SAGE); “Handbook of Social Justice in Counseling Psychology” (2006); and the Spanish translation (2007) of “Multicultural Counseling Competencies (2003)”. 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. She is an American Psychological Foundation grantee (2015-2016) and served on the APA Taskforce for Re-envisioning the Multicultural Guidelines for the 21 Century, adopted by APA, August 2017. Dr. Roysircar is the recipient of the 2017 Division 35 Psychology of Women Strickland Daniel Mentoring Award.