Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Kiran Shahreen Kaur Arora, PhD, leads the Ackerman Institute’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. 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.
Kiran is past president of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). She is former Associate Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn where she led the Marriage and Family Therapy program. She currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy as well as the Journal of Family Therapy. Kiran is a couple and family therapist in New York City and maintains a private practice.