Lisseth Rojas-Flores is an assistant professor and Director of Clinical Training 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 wellbeing 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 wellbeing 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).
- FT514: Family Therapy
- FT520: Child and Adolescent Therapy
- FT522: Assessment
- FT532: Working with Children and Families of Color
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Trauma, child and adolescent therapy, immigration, youth violence prevention, community engagement, cross-cultural research, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)