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Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of Marriage and Family Therapy

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 an associate professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her primary research interests focus on trauma, youth violence prevention, and the quality of parent-child relationships and overall well-being of children and parents living in low-income immigrant families in the United States. She is also engaged in international research examining the impact of community violence on parents, teachers, and adolescents living in El Salvador.

Rojas-Flores’s teaching, research, and scholarship are deeply informed by culture and context. As a bilingual/bicultural licensed clinical psychologist, she takes a special interest in addressing the interrelationships between family, mental health, and social justice issues. She recently received funding from the Foundation for Child Development to study the impact of immigration enforcement on Latino children’s well-being in the context of their families, schools, and communities.

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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