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Gregor V Sarkisian

Gregor V Sarkisian


  • Ph.D., Community Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, California State University-Dominguez Hills

Gregor is currently a Professor in the M.A. in Psychology program at Antioch University Los Angeles where he teaches primarily in the Applied Community Psychology specialization. Dr. Sarkisian has been an active member in the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1997. He has served as the Chair of the Council of Education Programs, co-chaired a special task group between the CEP and the Community Psychology Practice Council and recently began as acting Co-Editor of The Community Psychologist (TCP) (2012-2015), the professional newsletter of the SCRA. Dr. Sarkisian’s current research interests are focused on surf therapy and he recently guest edited and contributed in the first special issue on surf therapy around the globe in April, 2020 ( He has over fifteen years of professional experience working with groups, organizations, and social institutions to address issues affecting local communities. His professional roles have included an MFT Therapist Intern, Child Protective Social Worker, a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer (Certified with Children and Adults), Mental Health Case Manager, Program Consultant and Evaluation Consultant. Dr. Sarkisian has worked on grants funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (i.e., National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative), the French Foundation for Medical Research and Education, the San Francisco Unified School District, the California Student Aid Commission, EdFund, and the SCRA.