Roger F. Suclupe, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical assistant professor and MSW part-time program coordinator at UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work. He earned his MSW from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and bachelor's degree in psychology from Appalachian State University. He is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a clinical social worker and has been practicing in clinical settings for more than 16 years. His expertise in the clinical field includes working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect), families who have adopted, vulnerable populations in the school system, Latinx communities, children and families involved in higher level of care (psychiatric residential treatment), grief groups (children, adolescents and parents) and statewide clinical program marketing.
He has served in clinical administrative roles at Thompson Child and Family Focus, such as clinical supervisor of outpatient services, clinical supervisor of psychiatric residential treatment facility services and clinical program marketing manager. Suclupe is actively involved in community engagement collaboratives with agencies that make a difference in the lives of children, adults and families from a mental health advocacy perspective. He served as a board member for Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, as an advocacy and public policy committee member for MHA and volunteer at Thompson Child and Family Focus. Roger is also part of the executive team at Camino Community Mental Health Clinic, which provides free mental health services to Latinx communities. 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 has been in private practice for 10 years providing clinical therapy, contract work and consulting for area agencies. Suclupe 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 and serves as a bicultural clinical consultant for Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center. Roger has presented and moderated at several local, state and national conferences on topics related to cultural inclusion, vicarious trauma and self care, veteran’s healthcare, Latinx communities, and social work ethics. His current area of research includes mental health and Latinx communities (access, barriers, gaps) and cultural awareness and inclusion.