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Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Doctoral Psychology

BA, Georgia State University
PhD, Adelphi University

Courses Taught

FT514: Family Therapy

FT520: Child and Adolescent Therapy

FT522: Assessment

FT532: Working with Children and Families of Color

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Trauma, child and adolescent therapy, immigration, youth violence prevention, community engagement, cross-cultural research, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

“For me, particularly as a Latino woman coming to Fuller, I almost felt like I was called to be here ‘for a time such as this’ because of the change of demographics in the United States. The Latino community is rising and we need more role models. In particular, we need to see powerful women who can have a voice, who can have healthy marriages, who can have healthy kids who are proud and who are thriving. It’s extremely important.”

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Dr. Rojas-Flores, from her reflections at a Story Table event focusing on women. Explore more.

Bio

Lisseth Rojas-Flores is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Doctoral Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Rojas-Flores’ research centers on immigrant children’s well-being with particular focus on how trauma, community violence, and socio-structural adversity impacts the child and family unit. With funding from the Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program, Rojas-Flores examined the impact of immigration enforcement on Latino citizen—children’s psychological and academic well-being in the U.S. In an international context, she conducts collaborative research to examine the impact of community violence and trauma on adolescents, parents, and teachers living in El Salvador.  In Colombia, as part of a multidisciplinary research team, she examines the challenges caused by forced migration and works to mobilize local religious communities to support people in situations of internal displacement (IDPs) recover and flourish.

Rojas-Flores’s teaching, research, and scholarship are deeply informed by culture, context, developmental science, and research-practice partnerships with legal, advocacy, and faith-based organizations. She is also interested in examining how clinical and community-based interventions mitigate the impact of trauma and cumulative adversity.  As a bilingual/bicultural licensed clinical psychologist, she takes a special interest in addressing the interrelationships between family, mental health, faith, and social justice.

Rojas-Flores is a member of several organizations, including the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), and the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA).

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