Eric C. Chen
113 West 60th Street
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 3 - 4:30 p.m., and by appointment. Students may also schedule virtual appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and clicking https://fordham.zoom.us/my/camino.
Eric C. Chen, Ph.D., 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.
Ongoing Research Projects
Negotiation of Stigmatized Identities, Interpersonal Relationships, and Help-Seeking Among HIV-Affected Young Adults in the U.S.
Despite encouraging evidence suggesting that HIV prevalence rates are stabilizing in the general population, continued HIV transmissions warrant further investigation into possible causes of the spread of the disease. We are currently recruiting self-identified gay men for a study that examines the psychological, social, urban and cultural contexts that affect the risk and resilience among HIV-affected individuals, broadly defined as individuals who are not infected but exposed to HIV/AIDS.
If you are interested in learning more about the study, please contact my Research Assistant for the study, Douglas Boyd, at 929-276-2553 or email email@example.com.
Concealable Stigmatized Identities of Undocumented Immigrant Families’ and Sociocultural Adjustment and Adaptation
Chen and his research team are in the process of starting a new research project that aims to deepen our understanding of undocumented immigrant families’ identity negotiation and sociocultural adjustment and adaptation. For more information about this study, please visit the Facebook page, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or his Research Assistant, Kabeel Dosani, email@example.com.
Negotiation and Disclosure of Concealable Stigmatized Identities among Transgender Individuals
Chen and his research team are conducting two research studies about young transgender adults, between the ages of 18-30, regarding (a) their childhood experiences at home and in school pertaining to their transgender identities/gender non-conforming preferences/behaviors; and (b) their transgender identity negotiation and disclosure in personal relationships. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or his research team members: Jennifer Opromalla, email@example.com, and Hannah Sugarman, firstname.lastname@example.org.