: Building 4S
Ph.D. Boston College
MA, Boston College
Biography / Academic Interests
Dr. Rogers-Sirin earned her MA and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She is a licensed psychologist who practices from a relational model of counseling that is grounded in feminist and multicultural theories of counseling. She has clinical experience with clients of all ages and with a broad range of mental health issues but the bulk of her experience has been with young adults on college campuses. She uses her clinical experience to enrich the courses she teaches and inform her scholarly work. She believes strongly in the researcher-practitioner model and believes research and clinical work should inform and shape each other. Her research interests all relate to issues of social justice and include the teaching of racial and ethical sensitivity to professionals in the helping fields, demonstrating how cultural competence of mental health clinicians effects clients from diverse backgrounds, and exploring methods to effectively reduce racial and ethnic bias.
Scholarship / Publications
Rogers-Sirin, L., Sirin, S. R. & Collins, B. A. (2010). A measure of cultural competence as an ethical responsibility: Quick racial and ethical sensitivity test. Journal of Moral Education, 39(1), 49-64.
Rogers-Sirin, L. & Sirin, S. R. (2009). Cultural competence as an ethical requirement: Introducing a new educational model. The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1(2), pp. 19-29.
Rogers-Sirin, L. (2008) Approaches to multicultural training for professionals: A guide for choosing an appropriate program. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(3), 313-319.
Sirin, S. R. & Rogers-Sirin, L. (2005). Components of school engagement among African American adolescents. Applied Developmental Science, 9(1), 5-13.
Sirin, S. R. & Rogers-Sirin, L. (2004). Exploring school engagement of middle-class
African American adolescents. Youth & Society, 35(3), 293-340.
Brabeck, M., & Rogers, L. (2000) Human rights as a moral issue: Lessons for Moral
educators from human rights work. Journal of Moral Education, 29(2), 167-182.
Brabeck, M. & Rogers, L., Sirin, S., Henderson, J., Ting, K., & Benvenuto, M. (2000).
Increasing ethical sensitivity to racial and gender intolerance in schools: Development of the Racial Ethical Sensitivity Test. Ethics and Behavior, 10(2), 119-137.