Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
& Thrive Center Affiliate Faculty

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Trauma and trauma-informed care

Child and adolescent therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Immigration and forced migration

Youth violence prevention

Community engagement

Cross-cultural research

About Dr. Rojas-Flores

Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the department of Doctoral Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her research centers on immigrant children’s well-being with a particular focus on how trauma, community violence, and socio-structural adversity impacts the child and family unit. 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.

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.

Dr. Rojas-Flores’ 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.

Dr. 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).

Other Resources

The Church & Trauma in Times of the Pandemic

Experts share insights on how to respond to trauma and promote resilience in faith communities.

Parenting During COVID-19

Child psychologists share ways parents can support children's mental health.

DACA Thriving Tuesdays 6

Our moderators talk about the complexity of the DACA ruling and moving forward.

DACA Thriving Tuesdays 5

Our moderators process what the DACA ruling means for our community.