Eric C. Chen, Ph.D.
113 West 60th Street
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 3-4pm
Dr. Chen will be on sabbatical leave for the Fall 2014 semester. He will not be available to respond to any inquiries. Please contact PES Office staff at 212.636.6477 for assistance.
In 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) memorandum provided undocumented immigrant youth with easier access to higher education through temporary working permits and social security cards.
Dr. Chen and his research team are currently working on a research project about how the experiences of undocumented immigrant college students’ perspectives of self, interpersonal and family relationships, educational and career options and identities may or may not have changed in the wake of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
For detailed information about this study, visit: https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4PdmAcSDtPPn69n
Dr. Chen was born and raised in Taiwan. He taught Chinese in a high school in Taipei before coming to the U.S. to pursue his graduate degrees.
Following the completion of his pre-doctoral APA-accredited internship at The University of Texas at Austin, Counseling and Mental Health Center, he received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University and joined Fordham in 1995. He has served as PES Division Chair from 2003 to 2006 and as Training Director of the PhD Counseling Psychology program from 2010 to 2012.
He has served on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology (2002-2009) and Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, for which he also served as an Associate Editor from 2007-2010.
His current research programs focus on educational and career pursuits of legal and undocumented immigrant students and LGBTQ issues and health.
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University, 1995
Internship, The University of Texas at Austin, Counseling and Mental Health Center, 1994-95
M.S., Counseling, University of Oregon, 1991
B.A., Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1987
Attachment and interpersonal theories and their applications to clinical supervision and group counseling
Educational and career pursuits of legal and undocumented immigrant students
Group dynamics and leadership
Multicultural competence, cultural diversity and LGBTQ issues and health
Undocumented Immigrant Publications
Dillon, G. J., Huang, J., & Chen, E. C. (2013). Group counseling with undocumented college students: supports and barriers. The Group Psychologist, 23(3), 10-12.
Ellis, L. M., & Chen, E. C. (2013). Negotiating identity development among undocumented immigrant college students: A grounded theory study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 251–264. doi: 10.1037/a0031350
Chen, E. C., Budianto, L., & Wong, K. (2011). Professional school counselors as social justice advocates for undocumented immigrant students in group work. In A. A. Singh & C. F. Salazar (Eds.), Social justice in group work: Practical interventions for change (pp. 88-94). New York, NY: Routledge.
Chen, E. C., Wong, K., & Budianto, L. (2010). Mental health professionals as social justice advocates for immigrants: A systems perspective. In A. Kakanowski & M. Narusevich (Eds.). Handbook of Social Justice (pp. 283-294). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Chen, E. C., & Park-Taylor, J. (2006). Intersection of racism and immigration: Implications for educational and counseling practice. In M. G. Constantine & D. W. Sue (Eds.), Addressing racism: Facilitating cultural competence in mental health and educational settings (pp. 43-64). New York: Wiley.
Chen, E. C., & Park-Taylor, J. (2006). Intersection of racism and immigration: Implications for educational and counseling practice. In M. G. Constantine and D. W. Sue (Eds.), Addressing racism: Facilitating cultural competence in mental health and educational settings (pp. 43-64). New York: John Wiley.
Examination of attachment and interpersonal theories and their applications to clinical supervision and group counseling
Chen, E. C., & Bernstein, B. L. (2000). Relations of complementarity and supervisory issues to supervisory working alliance: A comparative analysis of two cases. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47, 485-497. doi: 10.1037//0022-0167.47.4,485
Chen, E. C., & Mallinckrodt, B. (2002). Attachment, group attraction, and self-other agreement in interpersonal circumplex problems and perceptions of group members. Group Dynamics: Theory,Research, and Practice, 6, 311-324. doi: 10.1037//1089-2618.104.22.1681
Mallinckrodt, B., & Chen, E. C. (2004). Attachment and interpersonal impact perceptions of group members: A social relations model analysis of transference. Psychotherapy Research, 14, 210-230. doi: 10.1093/ptr/kph018
Educational and career pursuits of legal and undocumented immigrants
Rivera, L. M., Chen, E. C., Flores, L., Blumberg, F., & Ponterotto, J. (2007). The effects of perceived barriers, role models, and acculturation on the career self-efficacy and career consideration of Hispanicwomen. Career Development Quarterly, 56, 47-61. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2007.tb00019.x
Multicultural competencies and cultural diversity
Chen, E. C. (2005). Racial-cultural training for supervisors: Goals, foci, and strategies. In R. T. Carter (Ed.), Handbook of racial-cultural psychology and counseling: Practice and training, volume two (pp. 168-188). New York: John Wiley.
Chen, E. C., Androsiglio, R. J., & Ng, V. (2010). Minority stress and health of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals: A developmental-contextual perspective. In J. G. Ponterotto, J. M., Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. M. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (3rd ed., pp. 531-544). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Chen, E. C., Kakkad, D., & Balzano, J. (2008). Multicultural competence and evidence-based practice in group therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 64, 1261–1278. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20533
Chen, E. C., Stracuzzi, T. I., & Ruckdeschel, D. E. (2004). Affirmative counseling with gay men. In D. Atkinson & G. Hackett (Eds.), Counseling diverse populations (3rd ed., pp. 388-411). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Chen, E. C., Thombs, B., & Costa, C. (2003). Building connection through diversity in group counseling: A dialogical perspective. In D. B. Pope-Davis, H. L. K. Coleman, W. M. Liu, & R. L. Toporek (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural competencies (2nd ed., 456-477). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.