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Catherine (Catharina) Chang

Education Counseling and counselor education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,1998
M.Ed. in Counseling and educational development,University of North Carolina at Greensboro,1995
B.A. in Arts in psychology,Davidson College,1991
Multicultural Counseling Competence, Social and Professional Advocacy, Leadership, Asian and Korean American Issues in Counseling.

Catherine Y. Chang, is a professor at Georgia State University and program coordinator for the Counselor Education and Practice doctoral program.

She has published and presented in the areas of social justice and advocacy, multicultural counseling competence, privilege and oppression issues and counseling implications related to Asian American and Korean American clients.

She was the lead editor for the book Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy and the lead editor for the special issue on Social Justice for the Counselor Education and Supervision journal.

She has held several leadership positions including president of Chi Sigma Iota (2009-2010) and vice president for the Asian and Pacific Islander American concerns of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (2010-2013) and chairperson for the membership committee of AMCD.

She is currently a trustee for the American Counseling Association Foundation. She is the recipient of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research Award, the ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE) MECD Research Award, the Pre-tenure and Tenure Counselor Educator Award from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Alumni Excellence Award from the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at UNCG.

  • Whisenhunt, J., Chang, C., Flowers, L., Brack, G., O’Hara, C., & Raines, T. (in press). Working with clients who self-injure: A grounded theory approach. Journal of Counseling and Development.
  • Chang, C. Y., & O’Hara, C. (2013). Initial clinical interviewing with Asian American clients. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43. 33-42. doi: 10.1007/s10879-012-9221-9
  • Chang, C. Y., Barrio Minton, C. A., Dixon, A., Myers, J. E., & Sweeney, T. J. (Eds.). (2012). Professional counseling excellence through leadership and advocacy. New York: Routledge