Doris F. Chang is Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research and a Co-Investigator at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in medical anthropology at the Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
Her research seeks to address disparities in the quality of mental health services for racial and ethnic minorities by a) describing the role of race, ethnicity, and culture in mental health and service delivery, b) identifying strategies for improving intercultural interactions, specifically those occurring between racially, ethnically, and culturally-different providers and patients, and c) developing empirically and culturally-grounded therapeutic interventions. She has particular expertise in Chinese American and other Asian American communities. In 2006, she received the Early Career Award from the Asian American Psychological Association.
Dr. Chang teaches didactic and clinical practicum courses on race, ethnicity, and culture and other dimensions of social identity as they shape psychological experience and clinical treatment. She is Director of the Race and Ethnicity Minor at Eugene Lang College at the New School. In addition to teaching, she works closely with approximately 20 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students engaged in psychological research under her supervision. Students interested in getting involved in her Culture and Mental Health Research Lab, should click here.
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