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Kara S. Erolin, Ph.D.

Kara Erolin
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Family Therapy
(954) 262-3055
Office: Maltz 1040


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • M.A. University of Minnesota
  • B.A. University of Minnesota
  • B.S. University of Minnesota

Professional Interests

Kara S. Erolin, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Therapy at NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, AAMFT Clinical Fellow, and AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She was visiting faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three years and has held several adjunct positions using both online and classroom instructional formats.

Dr. Erolin is passionate about social justice issues for marginalized populations, especially for individuals, families, and communities affected by violence and conflict. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations as an educator, clinical supervisor and practitioner, and researcher. She has been trained on two evidence-based interventions: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, and Parent Management Training-Oregon Model (PMTO) for parent skills training. She is a certified trainer in NET, and over the past six years she has conducted multiple trainings on NET for clinicians working with torture survivors.

Her scholarly interests include the adaptation/innovation of culturally and contextually appropriate clinical interventions for cross-cultural populations, the development of multicomponent methodologies and treatments for psychological trauma, the impact of trauma on child and adolescent outcomes, and the interface between trauma and substance abuse. She has collaborated with several community-based organizations at the local, national, and international levels to build partnerships and bridge scholarship with social change through engaged education, research, and service activities. She also received training in the delivery of culturally competent mental health services as an AAMFT/SAMSHA fellow for two consecutive years.

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