Yuying Tsong, PhD

Yuying Tsong, PhDYuying Tsong, PhD, is an associate professor of Human Services at California State University-Fullerton. Tsong assumed the presidency of Div. 35 in August 2018. Her presidential theme is, “Making the Invisible Visible: Feminists Fighting for Injustices for All.”

Tsong’s teaching and research use an intersectional framework to explore ethnic and sexual minority mental health disparities and help-seeking, immigration and transnational family and culturally and linguistically fitting prevention and intervention. Her teaching also emphases involving undergraduates in research and building a pipeline for underrepresented students to enter doctoral programs.

She recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Women & Therapy (2018 online first) on “Trauma and Well-being among Asian American Women.” Her current projects include Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese American Older Adults Depression Literacy and Mental Health Service Utilization, Parachute Kids and Astronaut Family, Asian American Women Disordered Eating and Help-Seeking, Asian and Asian American Sexual Minority Mental Health and Help-Seeking and Sexual Trauma and Help-Seeking.

Tsong has served as the president of Div. 35, Section V (Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women) and as the programming coordinator for the 2017 National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Tsong was the recipient of the 2014 Emerging Professional Contributions to Service Award from Div. 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) the 2017 Distinguished Pioneer Award from Div. 35, Section V (Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women) and a fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association.

Tsong earned her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California and her BS in agricultural economics from National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan).