Counseling Psychology — School Counseling
Christine  Yeh

Christine Yeh, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling Psychology

Dr. Yeh is the Coordinator of the School of Education School Counseling Program. From 1998-2006 she was a Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her interests include developing school-based intervention programs for culturally diverse and immigrant children and youth and facilitating school counselor collaborations with teachers, staff, and outside agencies and organizations. She has worked extensively with low-income, urban diverse school systems and has created and offered numerous training activities for school counselors, teachers, and other school staff. She was Principal Investigator of a 5-year NIMH grant examining the cultural adjustment, academic achievement, and mental health of recent immigrant students (2003-2008).


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Stanford University School of Education

Research Areas

Poverty, racism, and mental health in urban schools and communities; Immigrant youth cultural adjustment and negotiations; Asian Pacific Islander cultural conceptualizations of self, collectivistic coping, and mental health; multicultural school counseling, indigenous healing methods and perspectives; obesity prevention.

Courses Offered
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation

Gallardo, M.E., Yeh, C. J., Parham, T. A., & Trimble, J. (2001). Culturally Adaptive Counseling: Demonstrations of Evidence-Based Practices. Sage Publications.

Coleman, H. & Yeh, C. J. (2009). Handbook of School Counseling. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yeh, C. J., Liao, H-Y., Ma, P-W., Shea, M-Y., Okubo, Y., & Kim, A. B. (in press). Ecological risk and protective factors of depression and anxiety among low-income Chinese immigrant youth. Asian American Journal of Psychology.

Yeh, C. J., Borrero, N. E., Tito, P., Petaia, L. S. (2013). Intergenerational stories of "othered" youth through insider cultural knowledge and community assets. The Urban Review. Advance online publication dpi: 10.1007/s11256-013-0249-2.

Wei, M., Yeh, C. J., Chao, R. C.-L., Carrera, S., & Su, J. C. (2013, April 1). Family Support, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Racial Discrimination Among Asian American Male College Students. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0032344.

Yeh, C. J. & Borrero, N. E. (2013). Social, ecological, and multicultural issues related to students' spirituality, Counselling and Spirituality, 31(2), 37-56.

Yeh, C. J., Borrero, N. E., & Tito, P. (2013). Family and cultural predictors of depression among Samoan American middle and high school students, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41, 96-107.

Yeh, C. J., Chang, T., Drost, C. M., Kowalewska-Spelliscy, D., Srivastava, D., & Chiang, L., (2012). Evaluation of a Web-Based Peer Discussion Group for Counselor Trainees. International Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 2(6): 214-225. doi: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120206.04.

Concepcion, W. R., Kohatsu, E. L., & Yeh, C. J. (2012). Using racial identity and acculturation to analyze experiences of racism among Asian Americans. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1-10. doi:10.1037/a0027985.

Yeh, C. J., & Borrero, N. E. (2012). Evaluation of a health careers program for Asian American and Pacific Islander high school students, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40, 227-239.

Borrero, N. E., Yeh, C. J., Cruz, I., & Suda, J. (2012). School as a context for "othering" youth and promoting cultural assets. Teachers College Record, 114(2), 1-37.

Yeh, C. J., Borrero, N. E., & Shea, M. (2011). Spirituality as a cultural asset for urban youth in schools Counseling and Values, 5, 185-198.

Borrero, N.E. & Yeh, C.J. (2011). The multidimensionality of ethnic identity among urban high school youth. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 11(2), 114-135.

Borrero, N. E., & Yeh, C. J. (2010). Ecological language learning among ethnic minority youth. Educational Researcher, 39 (8), 571-581.

Borrero, N. E., Yeh, C. J., Tito, P., & Luavasa, M. (2010). Alone and in between cultural worlds: Voices from Samoan students. Journal of Education, 190(3), 47-56.

Ma, P-W. & Yeh, C. J. (2010). Individual and familial factors influencing the educational and career plans of Chinese immigrant youths. Career Development Quarterly, 58, 230-245.

Ching, A. M. L., Yeh, C. J. , Siu, T. W. Y., Wu, K., & Okubo, Y. (2009). Evaluation of a school-based internship program for Chinese immigrant adolescents in the United States. Adolescence, 44(175) 600-620.

Shea, M., Ma, P-W., Yeh, C. J., Lee, S. & Pituc, S. T. (2009). Exploratory studies on the effects of a career exploration group for urban Chinese immigrant youth. Journal of Career Assessment. 17, 457-477., DOI: 10.1177/1069072709334246.

Yeh, C. J., Madan-Bahel, A., Okubo, Y., Cort, K. A., Wu, K. A., Jantz, V.A., & Ma, P-W. (Provisionally accepted August 2008). Development and validation of the attitudes towards indigenous healing scale. Journal of Mental Health Counseling 2/19/08.

Yeh, C. J., Okubo, Y., Ma, P-W., Shea, M., Ou, D., & Pituc, S. T. (2008). Chinese immigrant high school students' cultural interactions, acculturation, family obligations, acculturation, language use, and social support. Adolescence, 43, 775-790.

Yeh, C. J., Okubo, Y., Cha, N., Lee, S. J., & Shin, S-Y. (2008). Evaluation of an intervention program for Asian immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 6 (4), 567-590.

Yeh, C. J., Chang, T., Chiang, L., Carter, R. T., Drost, C. M., Spellicsy, D, & Chang, Y. (2008). Development, content, process and outcome of an online peer supervision group for counselor trainees. Computers in Human Behavior, 4, 2889-2903.

Shea, M., & Yeh, C. J. (2008). Cultural values, perceived stigma, relational interdependent self-construal and attitudes towards help-seeking. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(2), 157-172.

Yeh, C. J., Kim, A. B., Pituc, S. T., & Atkins, M. (2008). Poverty, loss, and resilience: The story of Asian immigrant youth. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 34-48.

Carter, R. T., Yeh, C. J., & Mazzula, S. (2008). Cultural values and racial identity statuses among Latino students: An exploratory investigation, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(1), 5-23.

Yeh, C. J., Ching, A. M., Okubo, Y., & Luthar, S. (2007). Description of a mentoring program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment. Adolescence, 42, 734-747.

Okubo, Y., Yeh, C. J., Lin, P-Y., Fujita, K., & Shea, J. M-Y. (2007). The career decision-making process of Chinese American youth. Journal of Counseling & Development, 85, 440-449.

Shea, M., Ma, P.-W., & Yeh, C. J. (2007). Development of a culturally specific career exploration group for urban Chinese immigrant youth, Career Development Quarterly, 56, 62-73.

Yeh, C. J., & Inman, A. G. (2007). Qualitative data analysis and interpretation in counseling psychology: Strategies for best practices. The Counseling Psychologist, 35, 369-403. Major Contribution.

Inman, A. G., Yeh, C. J., Madan-Bahel, A., & Nath, S. (2007). South Asian families: bereavement and coping post-9/11. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 35, 101-115.

Leong, F. T. L., Leach, M., Yeh, C. J., & Chou, E. (2007). Suicide among Asian Americans: What do we know? What do we need to know? Death Studies, 31(5), 417-434.

Yeh, C. J., Inman, A., Kim, A. B., & Okubo, Y. (2006). Asian American collectivistic coping in response to 9/11. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12, 134-148.

Yeh, C. J., Ma, P-W., Madan, A., Hunter, C. D., Jung, S., Kim, A., Akitaya, K., & Sasaki, K. (2005). The cultural negotiations of Korean immigrant youth. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83, 172-181.

Ma, P-W., & Yeh, C. J. (2005). Factors influencing the career decision status of Chinese American youth. Career Development Quarterly, 53, 337-347.

Chiang, L., Hunter, C. D., & Yeh, C. J. (2004). Coping attitudes, sources, and practices among Black and Latino college students. Adolescence, 39, 793-815.

Yeh, C. J., Hunter, C. D., Madan-Bahel, A., Chiang, L., & Kwong, A. (2004). Indigenous and interdependent perspectives of healing: Implications for counseling and research. Journal of Counseling and Development, 82, 410-419.

Yeh, C. J., Carter, R. T., & Pieterse, A. L. (2004). Cultural values and racial identity attitudes among Asian American students: An exploratory investigation. Counseling and Values, 48, 82-95.

Yeh, C. J. (2004). Multicultural and contextual research and practice in school counseling, The Counseling Psychologist, 32, 278-285.

Yeh, C. J., Arora, A. K., Inose, M., Okubo, Y., Li, R. H., & Greene, P. (2003). The cultural adjustment and mental health of Japanese immigrant youth. Adolescence, 38(151), 481-500.

Chang, T., & Yeh, C. J. (2003). Using on-line groups to provide support to Asian American men: Racial, cultural, gener, and treatment issues. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 634-643.

Yeh, C. J. (2003). Age, acculturation, cultural adjustment, and mental health symptoms of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese immigrant youth. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Journal, 9, 34-48.

Yeh, C. J., & Inose, M. (2003). International students' reported English fluency, social support satisfaction, and social connectedness as predictors of acculturative stress. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 16(1), 15-28.

Yeh, C. J., & Kwong, A. (2003). Previous multicultural training and interdependent and independent self-construal as predictors of universal-diverse orientation among school counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 81, 78-83.

Yeh, C. J., Chen, J., Kwong, A., Chiang, L., Wang, Y-W., & Pu-Folkes, F. (2002). Pedagogical techniques, strategies, and challenges of educators of Asian bilingual students. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 23(4), 296-315.

Yeh, C. J., & Inose, M. (2002). Difficulties and coping strategies of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean immigrant students. Adolescence, 37(145), 69-82.

Yeh, C. J. (2002). Taiwanese students' gender, age, interdependent and independent self-construal, and collective self-esteem as predictors of professional psychological help-seeking attitudes. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 8(1), 19-29.

Yeh, C. J., Inose, M., Kobori, A., & Chang, T. (2001). Self and coping among college students in Japan. Journal of College Student Development, 42, 242-256.

Chang, T., Yeh, C.J., & Krumboltz, J. D. (2001). Process and outcome evaluation of an on-line support group for Asian American male college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 319-329.

Yeh, C. J. (2001). An exploratory study of school counselors' experiences with and perceptions of Asian-American students' concerns. Professional School Counseling, 4, 349-356.

Yeh, C. J., & Hwang, M. (2000). Interdependence in ethnic identity and self: Implications for theory and practice. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78, 420-429.

Yeh, C. J. (2000). Depathologizing Asian-American perspectives of health and healing. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 8, 138-149.

Yeh, C. J., & Wang, Y. W. (2000). Asian American coping attitudes, sources, and practices: Implications for indigenous counseling strategies. Journal of College Student Development, 41, 94-103.