Doris F. Chang, Ph.D.

Doris F. Chang, Ph.D.

Doris F. Chang (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research and a Co-Investigator at the New York State Psychiatric Institute‚Äôs Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence.  She completed a National Institutes of Mental Health postdoctoral fellowship in clinically-relevant 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 how race, ethnicity, and culture shape 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 published over 30 empirical articles and book chapters on these and other topics.  In 2006, Dr. Chang was awarded the Early Career Award from the Asian American Psychological Association.  She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research. 

Dr. Chang is also a licensed psychologist who maintains a private practice in New York City. She specializes in the delivery of culturally-grounded, empirically-supported mental health care to adults and adolescents.

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The Elephant In the Room

Race, Culture, and the Therapy Relationship