Roger F. Suclupe, MSW, LCSW

Roger F. Suclupe is a Clinical Assistant Professor and BSW Program Director for the School of Social Work at UNC Charlotte. He earned his MSW from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and BA in Psychology from Appalachian State University.  He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing in clinical settings for 20 years. His research areas of interest the intersection of Latinx communities and health/mental wellness, Latinx communities and access to services, community based participatory research, grief and loss, child/adolescent/adult mental wellness, cultural awareness and inclusion in social work practice, creating and increasing social capital through social mobility, and creating healthy and thriving communities. His expertise in the clinical field includes working individuals who have experienced complex trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect), families who have adopted, vulnerable populations in the school system, Latinx communities, immigration policy, sports as a tool for health and mental wellness, children and families involved in higher level of care (psychiatric residential treatment), grief groups (children, adolescents and parents) and statewide clinical program marketing.

Roger is actively involved in community engagement collaboratives with agencies (such as Mental Health American and Camino Community Center) that make a difference in the lives of children, adults and families from a mental health advocacy perspective. As Co-Director of The CommUniversity, he provides support and consulting for university and community collaborations to provide students with community engagement experiences through a learning for advocacy approach. He is a member of ARCHES (Academy for Research on Community Health, Engagement, and Services) at UNC Charlotte in the College of Health and Human Services. Roger currently works with the Mental Health Research Lab on several campus and community-based projects to help enhance the health and mental wellness of students and community member.

Roger has been in private practice for 14 years providing clinical therapy, contract work and consulting for area agencies. Roger facilitates grief groups for parents who’ve experienced the loss of a child and children who have experienced the loss of a loved one through Kindermourn, served as a bicultural clinical consultant for Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center, and consulted on projects for The Foundation For The Carolinas, El Puente Hispano, Cabarrus Health Alliance, and Kannapolis City Schools. Roger cohosted a podcast for two seasons, The Helping Hands of Our Community (archived episodes can be found on the Common Good Hour Podcast link) and currently cohosts The Common Good Hour Podcast.