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Kiran Arora

Kiran Arora

Associate Professor of Counseling Programs

B.A., Simon Fraser UniversityM.A., City University of SeattlePh.D., Syracuse University


Kiran Shahreen Kaur Arora, PhD, is a Couple and Family Therapist and Associate Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn. Her research interests include the expansion of theory and practice in family therapy training reflecting cultural diversity and social justice, exploring the connections between trauma and oppression in communities of color, and the intersections of race and religion. She is a psychotherapist in New York City and is the Regional Director at the Eikenberg Academy for Social Justice. Dr. Arora is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and the Journal of Family Therapy. She has served on the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) Board of Directors and is Past President of AFTA.


Couple and family therapy focusing on trauma and issues of oppression.


Arora, K. S. K. (2016). Expanding the human spirit: Pathway to promoting cultural sensitivity in clinical education. In Hardy, K. V., & Bobes, T. (Eds.) Culturally sensitive supervision and training: Diverse perspectives and practical applications. New York: Routledge.

Arora, K. S. K., & Baima, T. (2015). Friendships across the lifecycle. In M. McGoldrick & N. Preto (Eds.), The Expanded Family Life Cycle (5th ed.). New York, Allyn & Bacon. 

Arora, K. S. K., & Ahluwalia, M. (2014). The role of religion and spirituality in Sikh women’s lives. In T. Bryant-Davis, A. M. Austria, D. M. Kawahara, & D. J. Willis (Eds.), Religion and Spirituality for Diverse Women: Foundations of Strength and -Resilience (pp. 181-195). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Arora, K. S. K. (2013). Reflections on the experiences of turbaned Sikh men in the aftermath of 9/11. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 5(1), 116-121.

Arora, K. S. K. (2012). A grieving daughter’s search for belonging. The Family Psychologist/APA/Division 43, 28(2), 10-11.

Horne, S. G. & Arora, K. S. K. (2012). Feminist multicultural counseling in transnational contexts. In C. Z. Enns & E. N. Williams (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology (pp. 240-252). New York: Oxford University Press.