Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- September 18, 2002

Cal State L.A. Professor Receives Distinguished Contribution Award

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.

Contact: Carol Selkin, Media Relations Director, (323) 343-3044


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