• Undergraduate

Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn

Faculty Member in Psychology

Email: jill.siri@fulbright.edu.vn  

Fields of Interest: trauma, resilience, and posttraumatic growth in the context of cross-cultural and international psychology

Education: Ph.D. 2010Antioch University, USA 


Dr. Jill Sirikantraporn was born and raised in Thailand and obtained doctoral training in clinical psychology in the U.S. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and New York with research interests in trauma and resilience in the context of cross-cultural and international psychology. At FUV she is the clinical supervisor for the university’s Wellness Center. She has a passion for working with individuals from various cultural groups, honoring their unique ways of healing and growing, especially after major life crises. She is a registered yoga instructor and uses holistic, mind-body integration as part of therapy and self-healing. 

Jill is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), Division 52 (International Psychology), and Division 56 (Trauma Psychology). Her active engagement in these divisions reflects much of her research work and interest which spans across advocating for women and feminist psychology, honoring international perspectives on psychology, and advancing knowledge in trauma, resilience, and posttraumatic growth, especially among underserved populations.  

She was an invited speaker at the TEDxBachDang in Da Nang, Vietnam, titled, “The Co-Existence of Pain and Growth”: TEDxBachDang.  

She and her student research assistants (both graduate and undergraduate students) have published numerous articles and book chapters and presented at international conferences. Below is the list of select publications. 


  • Scientific Inquiry 
  • Introductory Psychology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Developmental Psychology 

Select Publications:  

Guarino, H., Mateu-Gelabert, P., Quinn, K., Sirikantraporn, S., Ruggles, K.V., Syckes, C., Goodbody, E., Jessell, L., & Friedman, S.R. (2021). Adverse childhood experiences predict early initiation of opioid use behaviors. Frontiers Sociologyhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2021.620395 

Huang, C., Sirikantraporn, S., Pichayayothin, N.B., & Turner-Cobb, J.M. (2020). Parental attachment, adult-child romantic attachment, and marital satisfaction: An examination of cultural context in Taiwanese and Thai heterosexual couples. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(3), 692. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030692 

Badaracco, J., & Sirikantraporn, S., Porter, M. (2020). Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees from Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia: Psychological perspectives on identity and health in the United States. RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics.   

Rich, G., & Sirikantraporn, S. (2020). Chapter 9, Posttraumatic Growth and Resilience in Southeast Asia. In Hechanova & Waelde (Eds.). Resistance, resilience, and recovery from disasters: Mental health and psychosocial support perspectives from Southeast Asia. UK: Emerald Publishing.  

Sirikantraporn, S., Taephant, N. (2020). Cognitive-emotional regulation and aggression and their relationship to well-being among Thais. In Rich, G., Jaafar, J. L., & Barron, D. (Eds.). Psychology in Southeast Asia: Sociocultural, clinical and health perspectives. New York:Routledge. 

Sirikantraporn, S., Nguyen A.H., Hoang, T.H.L.  (2020). Teaching psychology in Vietnam. In Rich, G., Ebersöhn, L., Dudley-Grant, R., Morrissey, S., Padilla-Lopez, A., & Taylor, J. (Eds.). Teaching psychology around the world (Volume 5). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

Sirikantraporn, S., Jitnarin, N., Jongjumruspun, B., & Carducci, B. (2018). Self-selected strategies to cope with shyness among Thais. International Psychology Bulletin22(1), 14-24. 

Rich, G., Gielen, U., & Sirikantraporn, S. (2018). International collaborations in psychology: Working across place and generation. APA’s Psychology International. 

Rich, G., & Sirikantraporn, S. (Eds.) (2017). Human strengths and resilience: Developmental, cross-cultural, and international perspectives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

Vongtangswad, S., Tuicomepee, A., & Sirikantraporn, S. (2017). Client perspectives on a single session chat-based individual online counseling among undergraduates. Journal of Health Research, 31(4).  

Guarino, H., Mateu-gelabert, P., Sirikantraporn, S., Ruggles, K., Friedman, S.R. (2017). The role of adverse childhood experiences in initiation of substance use and sexual behaviors among opioid-using young adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.08.224. 

Sirikantraporn, S. (2017). Bicultural identity as a protective factor among Southeast Asian American youth who have witnessed domestic violence. In Quek, K. AFTA Springer Briefs in Family Therapy. New York: Springer Publishing.  

Sirikantraporn, S., & Green, J. (2016). Special Issue Part 2 Introduction: Multicultural Perspectives of Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma5(6), 559-560. 

Sirikantraporn, S., & Green, J. (2016). Special Issue Part 1 Introduction: Multicultural Perspectives of Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 25(4), 347-350. 

Sirikantraporn, S., & Wu, M. (2016). Experience of Chinese immigrant parents in the United States in an advocacy-based group (POWER) during initial settlementInternational Psychology Bulletin, 20(2), 26-33. 

Supervising Fulbright Psychology Research Lab

Current Research Projects:

  • In-Depth Experiences of Gender-Based Violence Service Providers in Vietnam: Grounded Theory Approach 
  • Perceptions on Romantic Relationships in Vietnam 
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on Families in Vietnam: An International Project