Dorin Captari-Scirri

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Dorin Captari-Scirri, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, C-DBT, EMDR, uses he, him, his pronouns and has been a contributing faculty member at Walden University since March 2024. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of the Cumberlands in Counselor Education and Supervision with a focus on Advanced Counseling. He brings his extensive clinical and supervision experience in academic settings. He holds active licenses as a counselor in DC, VA, MD, ME, and CA. Dr. Captari-Scirri has developed and implemented engaging online curricula emphasizing evidence-based practices and integrative mental health approaches. He is deeply committed to fostering inclusive and transformative learning environments among his students. His professional background includes significant contributions to the field of mental health counseling, with active participation in ongoing professional development and collaborative research to stay at the forefront of the discipline. Throughout his career, Dr. Captari-Scirri has been recognized for his leadership within academic and professional communities, contributing to the high standards of academic excellence and innovation in counseling education and practice.

Public Service

Whitman Walker Health, Other - Washington

Awards / Honors

President , Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at the University of the Cumberlands, 2022


Kight, A. M., Harrichand, J., Captari-Scirri, D. (2017). Emotional Intelligence and Counselor Burnout: Emotional Intelligence as a Protective Factor. Journal of Mental Health Counseling (JMHC)


Captari-Scirri, D. (2013). Clinical Implications for Trait-based Emotional Intelligence Enhancement: Strategies for Increasing Emotional Regulation and Adaptability. VACES

Captari-Scirri, D. (2013). Examining Trait Emotional Intelligence as a Protective Factor for Burnout among Counselors in Training. AMHCA

Trogden, D., Captari-Scirri, D. (2022). How do individuals from religiously conservative households of origin transition from traditional gender role identification to gender nonconforming identities and gender expression through performance art?. SAIGE

Captari-Scirri, D. (2023). Neurobiology of Stress, Trauma-Related, and Substance Use Disorders. Touro University

Captari-Scirri, D. (2012). The Correlation Between Emotional Intelligence and Counselor Burnout Rate. . VACES

Captari-Scirri, D. (2020). Use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training Group with LGBTQIAAP Population.

Captari-Scirri, D. (2014). Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies in School Counseling Settings to address parental concerns for substance use amongst Romanian Youth.