Dr. Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and New York with research interests in trauma, resilience, and positive psychology in the context of cross-cultural and international psychology.
In the U.S. and Thailand, she has taught multicultural competence development, qualitative methods of research, and intellectual assessment. She has a passion in working with individuals from various cultural groups, honoring their unique ways of healing and growing, especially after trauma and major life crises (post-traumatic growth).
She has published articles and book chapters on the topics of resilience among marginalized and underrepresented populations, including injection drug users, patients with co-occurring disorders, new immigrants, and Southeast Asian immigrants.
Originally from Southeast Asia (Thailand), Jill has several on-going projects collaborating with professionals in Thailand, Cambodia, and India to expand and deepen psychological knowledge in the context of these cultures.
She is excited to apply this line of research in the Vietnamese context to learn how Vietnamese people perceive healing and growth after trauma or life crises and how to foster that growth in practice.
Jill is also a registered yoga instructor and interested in using holistic, mind-body integration as part of therapy and self-healing.
Jill speaks Thai, English, and a tiny bit of Mandarin, and is determined to learn Vietnamese as fast as possible.