Sinéad Sant-Barket

SEEK Counselor & Assistant Professor


Main Affiliation


Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs


Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Identity and Intersectionality
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Race-Based Stress, Trauma, and Well-Being
  • Racial-Cultural Socialization


North Academic Center




(212) 650-8933

Sinéad Sant-Barket, PhD

Sinéad Sant-Barket


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ed.M., M.A., Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University
B.F.A., Dance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University



Sinéad Sant-Barket, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist based in New York City. Her lived experiences as a multiracial, multiethnic, first-generation American significantly inform her work. Her professional interests center on racial-cultural socialization, identity development, and the intersectionality of socio-demographic reference groups across the lifespan; the impact of systemic, institutional, structural, social and cultural forms of oppression and privilege on individual and collective well-being; and feminism, social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and advocacy in psychology and education. Prior to joining the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program at CCNY, Dr. Sant-Barket worked at Montefiore Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center, LaGuardia Community College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Marymount Manhattan College, and Teachers College. 


Carter, R.T., Johnson, V. E., Roberson, K., Mazzula, S. L., Kirkinis, K., & Sant-Barket, S. M. (2017). Race-Based Traumatic Stress, Racial Identity Statues, and Psychological Functioning : An Exploratory Invesitgation. Professional Psychology : Research and Practice, 48 (1), 30-37.

Carter, R. T. & Sant-Barket, S. M. (2015). Assessment of the Impact of Racial Discrimination and Racism: How to Use the Race-Based Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale in Practice. Traumatology, 21 (1), 32-39.

Carter, R.T., Mazzula, S., Victoria, R., Vazquez, R., Hall, S., Smith, S., Sant, S., Forsyth, J., Bazelais, K., & Williams, B. (2013). Initial Development of the Race-Based Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale: Assessing the Emotional Impact of Racism. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5 (1), 1-9.

Research Interests

Racial-cultural socialization, racial identity, & the psychological stress, trauma, & well-being associated with race-based experiences.