Gargi Roysircar, Ed.D., wins the 2019 APA International Humanitarian Award

Gargi Roysircar, Ed.D., was chosen for the 2019 American Psychological Association (APA) International Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Roysircar was the first woman and Asian editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (2004-2011).  She received the American Counseling Association’s Research Award (2007, for the article: Development of counseling trainees’ multicultural awareness through mentoring ESL students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 33(1), 17-36), and Extended Research Award (2002); APA Society of Counseling Psychology Best Practice Award (2012) and SERD Community Advocacy Award (2006); and APA Psychology of Women Strickland Daniel Mentoring Award (2016). She was the first recipient of Antioch University’s Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award (2011), and served as the lead delegate of the Multicultural Counseling Delegation to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for People to People Ambassador Programs (2011).

Dr. Roysircar recently co-authored: “Theories and Strategies of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Relevance across Cultures and Settings” (2018, SAGE).  Dr. Roysircar’s instrument, Multicultural Counseling Inventory, is the most frequently cited instrument among published multicultural competency scales. Her article (Sodowsky et al., 1998), which uses the MCI instrument, was ranked 13th over the past decades among 25 most cited articles of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Roysircar is ranked in productivity ratings of authors in multicultural/cross-cultural journals.

Dr. Roysircar has provided 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; flood-ravaged city of Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico; and in South African HIV/AIDS orphanages. Dr. Roysircar’s 44-year teaching career has been spent in three countries across three continents.

 Congratulations to Dr. Roysircar on this award honoring her many contributions to international humanitarian efforts throughout her career.

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