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Grace Chen

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(650) 433-3842 

Position(s): 

Ph.D. Practicum Coordinator
Office of Professional Advising and Development
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

Biography: 

Dr. Grace Chen is Practicum Coordinator and graduate advisor in the Office of Professional Advising and Development (OPAD) and Associate Professor for the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Palo Alto University. She provides advising to Ph.D. students regarding pre-doctoral clinical training in professional psychology. She also serves as liaison to practicum agencies in the community. Dr. Chen teaches Professional Standards II: Practicum Preparations and Advising and Practicum Forum for advanced students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed psychologist in California. Her clinical training and experience include working with diverse populations at university counseling centers and a community mental health clinic for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Dr. Chen has been involved as a supervisor and instructor in training master’s and doctoral-level psychology students and interns in the classroom and in clinical settings. She has presented at professional conferences and has several publications on multicultural issues, including Asian Americans and racial identity, intersections of social identities, and microaggressions (racial, gendered, and regarding sexual orientation).

The main theme of Dr. Chen’s professional career has been a focus on students and their development – she has enjoyed working with students in the areas of therapy, outreach, teaching, advising, and mentoring. She has extensive experience providing support to students of color, first-generation college and graduate students, international students, students of low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other marginalized students. She is energized by students’ enthusiasm and openness to learning, and she is honored to support students in their professional journey.

Education:

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin (2005)
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin (2002)
B.S., Psychology, Duke University (1998)

 

Selected Book Chapters:

Chen, G.A., & Alvarez, A.N. (2012). A multicultural counseling perspective on Ruth as an Asian American. In G. Corey (Ed.), Case approach to counseling and psychotherapy (8th edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press.

Chen, G.A.(2009). Managing Multiple Social Identities. In N. Tewari & A.N. Alvarez (Eds.), Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Chen, G.A., & Kim, S.C. (2009). Sexuality. In N. Tewari & A.N. Alvarez (Eds.), Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Alvarez, A.N. & Chen, G.A., (2008). A multicultural counseling perspective on Ruth as an Asian American. In G. Corey (Ed.), Case approach to counseling and psychotherapy (7th edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press.

Selected Articles:

Miller, M.J., Kim, J., Chen, G.A., & Alvarez, A.N. (2012). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the Asian American Racism-Related Stress Inventory. Assessment, 19, 53-64.

Chen, G.A., LePhuoc, P.I., Guzmán, M.R., Rude, S.R., & Dodd, B.G. (2006). Exploring Asian American Racial Identity, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12, 461-476.

 
 
 

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