Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- September 18, 2002
Cal State L.A. Professor Receives Distinguished
Cal State L.A.’s professor of education George K. Hong recently
received the 2002 Distinguished Contribution Award from the Asian American
Psychological Association at its annual convention in Chicago. This
award is given in recognition of scholarship, practice, and leadership
in Asian American/Pacific Islander American psychological issues.
A faculty member in the Division of Administration and Counseling at
Cal State L.A., Hong is also a clinical psychologist with extensive
experience in providing mental heath services in community and school
settings. He teaches in the areas of marriage, child and family counseling,
school counseling, and school psychology. He is active in many professional
organizations, including the American Psychological Association and
American Counseling Association, and has served as a board member of
the Asian American Psychological Association. His professional interests
are in the areas of multicultural counseling and therapy, Asian American
mental health issues, school-based psychological services, interdisciplinary
collaboration and mental health service delivery models. He has presented
numerous papers and published many articles in professional journals.
In addition, Hong coauthored a book entitled Psychotherapy and Counseling
with Asian American Clients: A Practical Guide (Sage Publications, 2001).
It is a practical and comprehensive guide for clinicians, trainees and
students interested in developing their skills in providing psychotherapy
and counseling to Asian American clients.
Hong, who joined the Cal State L.A. faculty in 1990, holds a bachelor’s
degree from Hong Kong Chinese University, M.A. from the University of
North Carolina, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Hofstra University.
The Asian American Psychological Association is a national organization
of psychologists founded in 1971. The Association seeks to advance the
welfare of Asian Americans; provide a network for Asian American psychologists
and psychological professionals interested in improving services to
Asian Americans; conduct meetings, issue publications and other education
materials; and perform other activities to further the advancement of
Asian Americans in today’s society.
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