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This content was provided by Dr. Hwang "Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. He received his Ph.D. from the clinical psychology program at UCLA (2003), completed his pre-doctoral fellowship at Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) - National Asian American Psychology Training Center, and completed a clinical-research postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. In college, he double majored in Psychology and Asian Studies at the University of Utah. His research focuses on understanding and reducing mental health disparities, improving psychotherapy process and outcomes, cultivating therapist cultural competency and effectiveness when working with people from different backgrounds, and developing models and frameworks for culturally adapting treatments for ethnic minorities. His work has been recognized by a number of professional organizations, and he was awarded the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Early Career Award. He was also inducted as a fellow for the Asian American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association. He was awarded the Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Award and the Enrico E. Jones Award for Research in Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology by the Western Psychological Association. At his home institution, he has received the Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit and Service to the college, as well as the 7 Claremont Colleges Diversity Mentor Award. Dr. Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and has an independent clinical and consulting practice in Pasadena and Claremont, California. Dr. Hwang was born in Taiwan, and grew up in the U.S. since he was 3-years-old. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. He has been trained in a variety of psychotherapy methods, and tailors his treatment approach based on the characteristics of the client and the type of problem his clients are experiencing. He takes a culturally effective approach to integrating cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic/analytic, and solution-focused modalities to help improve his client's lives. He is also adept in structural and strategic family therapy, and has also completed Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Dr. Hwang can also work within one modality (e.g., CBT or psychodynamic) if that's what the client prefers. He utilizes an evidence-based approach to providing mental health services."
This content was provided by Dr. Hwang "Evidence-based, culturally-effective, psychotherapy. Historical and developmental approach to case conceptualization and problem manifestation. Cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and relational approach to prevention and intervention."
Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapy
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