Doris F. Chang
PhD, MA, BA
Areas of Expertise: Improving well-being of racial and ethnic minorities; Asian American mental health; mindfulness and other contemplative approaches to the development of critical consciousness in clinical and educational settings
Doris Chang is an Associate Professor at NYU Silver and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research seeks to improve the well-being of racial and ethnic minorities by a) clarifying the role of race, ethnicity, language and culture in shaping mental health and quality of care; b) identifying strategies for improving interracial processes and outcomes; and c) developing inclusive, culturally-grounded interventions for clinical and educational contexts that integrate mindfulness and other contemplative traditions. She has particular expertise in interracial dynamics and Asian American mental health and is a Co-Investigator at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute. With grant support from the Mind and Life Institute, she recently developed and evaluated a mindfulness-based critical consciousness training program for K-5 teachers in New York City. Much of her work has centered on issues facing Asian American communities, most recently examining Asian Americans’ experiences of discrimination since the Covid-19 pandemic, and the role that critical consciousness, solidarity and allyship with other BIPOC communities may play in promoting more resilient coping. Her research has been profiled on ABC News, CNN, 20/20, NPR, and the New York Times.
Previously, Dr. Chang was Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. She is a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the APA's Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race. In 2006, she received the Early Career Award from the Asian American Psychological Association.
Dr. Chang completed her PhD and MA in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in medical anthropology at the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her BA in psychology and Asian studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
More information about Dr. Chang and her work is available at her personal homepage.
Factors Contributing to West Indian American Depression
Kanhai, G. A. & Chang, D. F., Oct 2023, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 25, 5, p. 979-989 11 p.
Mapping Anti-Asian Xenophobia: State-Level Variation in Implicit and Explicit Bias against Asian Americans across the United States
Yoo, N., Nicholson, H. L., Chang, D. F. & Okazaki, S., Jan 1 2023, In : Socius. 9.
Does Mindfulness Improve Intergroup Bias, Internalized Bias, and Anti-Bias Outcomes?: A Meta-Analysis of the Evidence and Agenda for Future Research
Chang, D. F., Donald, J., Whitney, J., Miao, I. Y. & Sahdra, B., 2023, In : Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin..
Right Mindfulness in Teacher Education: Integrating Buddhist Teachings with Secular Mindfulness to Promote Racial Equity
Romano, L. E. & Chang, D. F., Nov 2022, In : Education Sciences. 12, 11, 778.
Disaggregating the data: Diversity of COVID-19 stressors, discrimination, and mental health among Asian American communities
Okazaki, S., Lee, C. S., Prasai, A., Chang, D. F. & Yoo, G., Oct 19 2022, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 10, 956076.
Inner tradition made visible: the interpersonal benefits and effects of meditation practice on close relationships
Whitney, J. & Chang, D. F., Apr 2022, In : Current Psychology. 41, 4, p. 2207-2217 11 p.
Reflections From Academic Mothers of Young Children on Social Work Research and Education
Mogro-Wilson, C., Negi, N., Acquati, C., Bright, C., Chang, D. F., Goings, T. C., Greenfield, J. C., Gurrola, M., Hicks, T., Loomis, A., Parekh, R., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Valdovinos, M. G., Walton, Q. L. & Windsor, L., 2022, In : Journal of Social Work Education. 58, 1, p. 9-33 25 p.
Rethinking interpreter functions in mental health services
Chang, D. F., Hsieh, E., Somerville, W. B., Dimond, J., Thomas, M., Nicasio, A., Boiler, M. & Lewis-Fernández, R., Mar 2021, In : Psychiatric Services. 72, 3, p. 353-357 5 p.
A critical-cultural-relational approach to rupture resolution: A case illustration with a cross-racial dyad
Chang, D. F., Dunn, J. J. & Omidi, M., Feb 2021, In : Journal of Clinical Psychology. 77, 2, p. 369-383 15 p.
Let Nature Take Its Course: Cultural Adaptation and Pilot Test of Taoist Cognitive Therapy for Chinese American Immigrants With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Chang, D. F., Ng, N., Chen, T., Hung, T., Miao, I. Y., Cao, Y. & Zhang, Y., Sep 17 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 547852.
Discrimination as a Frame-of-Reference Effect in Overlapping Friendship Communities of Ethnically Diverse Youth
Sahdra, B. K., Ciarrochi, J., Parker, P. D., Craven, R., Brockman, R., Devine, E. K., Conigrave, J. & Chang, D. F., 2020, In : Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 26, 1, p. 71-81 11 p.
Multicultural Competence–Focused Peer Supervision: A Multiple Case Study of Clinical and Counseling Psychology Trainees
Somerville, W., Marcus, S. & Chang, D. F., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 47, 4, p. 274-294 21 p.
A Qualitative Study of “fa’a’amu” Kinship Care Experiences in Tahiti
Benjamin, T., Chang, D. F. & Steele, M., Jul 3 2019, In : Adoption Quarterly. 22, 3, p. 173-198 26 p.
"I'm Learning Not to Tell You": Korean Transracial Adoptees' Appraisals of Parental Racial Socialization Strategies and Perceived Effects
Chang, D. F., Feldman, K. & Easley, H., Dec 2017, In : Asian American Journal of Psychology. 8, 4, p. 308-322 15 p.
Inverting the power dynamic: The process of first sessions of psychotherapy with therapists of color and non-latino White patients
Okun, L., Chang, D. F., Kanhai, G., Dunn, J. & Easley, H., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Counseling Psychology. 64, 4, p. 443-452 10 p.
Taoist cognitive therapy: Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder in a Chinese immigrant woman
Chang, D. F., Hung, T., Ng, N., Ling, A., Chen, T., Cao, Y. & Zhang, Y., Sep 1 2016, In : Asian American Journal of Psychology. 7, 3, p. 205-216 12 p.
Mindfulness in practice: Incorporating mindfulness inside and outside of sessions
Chang, D. F. & Kaplan, J. E., 2016, Becoming mindful: Integrating mindfulness into your Psychiatric Practice. American Psychiatric Association, p. 61-78 17 p.
Counseling and Psychotherapy in China: Yang's Story
Qijia, S., Ping, Y., Chang, D. F. & Senf, W., Sep 26 2015, International Counseling Case Studies Handbook. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 73-78 6 p.
Racial/Ethnic Match and Treatment Outcomes for Women with PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Receiving Community-Based Treatment
Ruglass, L. M., Hien, D. A., Hu, M. C., Campbell, A. N. C., Caldeira, N. A., Miele, G. M. & Chang, D. F., Sep 19 2014, In : Community mental health journal. 50, 7, p. 811-822 12 p.
Mood disorders in Asians
Yeung, A. & Chang, D., Feb 2014, In : Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 7, 1, p. 71-73 3 p.
Counseling and psychotherapy in china: Building capacity to serve 1.3 billion
Chang, D. F., Cao, Y., Shi, Q., Chun, W. & Qian, M., Jan 1 2013, Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context. Taylor and Francis, p. 182-192 11 p.
Chang, D. F. & Yeung, A., 2012, Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians: Theory, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Oxford University Press, p. 108-142 34 p.
Ethnic minority clients' perceptions of the significance of race in cross-racial therapy relationships
Chang, D. F. & Yoon, P., Sep 2011, In : Psychotherapy Research. 21, 5, p. 567-582 16 p.
Correlations between self-reported symptoms and psychosocial factors of perpetrators with domestic violence in China: A population-based sample
Cao, Y. P., Zhang, Y. L., Chang, D. F., Yang, S. C. & Wang, G. Q., Feb 20 2011, In : Chinese Medical Journal. 124, 4, p. 546-550 5 p.
Methodological challenges in treatment outcome research with ethnic minorities
Lau, A. S., Chang, D. F. & Okazaki, S., Oct 2010, In : Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 16, 4, p. 573-580 8 p.
Beliefs about wife beating: An exploratory study with lebanese students
Obeid, N., Chang, D. F. & Ginges, J., Jun 2010, In : Violence Against Women. 16, 6, p. 691-712 22 p.
Making Cross-Racial Therapy Work: A Phenomenological Study of Clients' Experiences of Cross-Racial Therapy
Chang, D. F. & Berk, A., Oct 2009, In : Journal of Counseling Psychology. 56, 4, p. 521-536 16 p.
Prevalence and demographic correlates of intimate partner violence in Asian Americans
Chang, D. F., Shen, B. J. & Takeuchi, D. T., May 2009, In : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 32, 3, p. 167-175 9 p.
Sliding under the radar: Passing and power among sexual minorities
Fuller, C. B., Chang, D. F. & Rubin, L. R., Apr 2009, In : Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling. 3, 2, p. 128-151 24 p.
Psychosocial and immunological factors in neurasthenia
Cao, Y. P., Zhang, Y. L., Chang, D. F., Wang, G. Q. & Zhang, X. H., 2009, In : Psychosomatics. 50, 1, p. 24-29 6 p.
Counseling Asian Americans: Client and therapist variables
Leong, F. T. L., Lee, S. H. & Chang, D., Jan 1 2008, Counseling Across Cultures. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 113-128 16 p.
Teachers' stereotypes of Asian, Black, and White students
Chang, D. F. & Demyan, A., 2007, In : School Psychology Quarterly. 22, 2, p. 91-114
Psychiatric disorders among foreign-born and US-born Asian-Americans in a US national survey
Breslau, J. & Chang, D. F., Dec 2006, In : Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 41, 12, p. 943-950 8 p.
A comparison study of domestic violence in Hunan, China.
Chang, D. F., Cao, Y. & Zhang, Y., 2006, In : The Yale-China Health Journal. 4, p. 27-43 17 p.
Counseling and Psychotherapy with Asian Americans: Process and Outcomes
Chang, D. F., Leong, F. T. L. & Lee, S. H., 2006, Handbook of Asian American Psychology. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 429-447
Chang, D. F., Kim, I. & Lau, A. S., 2006, Handbook of Asian American Psychology. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 363-378
Shenjing Shuairuo and the DSM-IV: DiagnosiS, Distress, and Disability in a Chinese Primary Care Setting
Chang, D. F., Myers, H. F., Yeung, A., Zhang, Y., Zhao, J. & yu, S., Jun 2005, In : transcultural psychiatry. 42, 2, p. 204-218 15 p.
Prevalence and Illness Beliefs of Sleep Paralysis among Chinese Psychiatric Patients in China and the United States
Yeung, A., xu, Y. & Chang, D. F., Mar 2005, In : transcultural psychiatry. 42, 1, p. 135-145 11 p.
A brief history of psychotherapy in China
Chang, D. F., Leong, F. T. L. & Lee, S. H., 2005. Psychotherapy: Theories and practice. Beijing: Chinese Medicine Pharmacy Science Publishing House
Letting a Hundred Flowers Bloom: Counseling and Psychotherapy in the People's Republic of China
Chang, D. F., Tong, H., Shi, Q. & Zeng, Q., 2005, In : Journal of Mental Health Counseling. 27, 2, p. 104-116 12 p.
Illness Beliefs of Depressed Chinese American Patients in Primary Care
Yeung, A., Chang, D., Gresham, R. L., Nierenberg, A. A. & Fava, M., Apr 2004, In : Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 192, 4, p. 324-327 4 p.
An introduction to the politics of science: Culture, race, ethnicity, and the supplement to the surgeon general's report on mental health
Chang, D. F., Dec 2003, In : Culture, medicine and psychiatry. 27, 4, p. 373-383 11 p.
The effects of race and problem type on teachers' assessments of student behavior
Chang, D. F. & Sue, S., Apr 2003, In : Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 71, 2, p. 235-242 8 p.
Adjustment disorder: intergenerational conflict in a Chinese immigrant family.
Yeung, A. S. & Chang, D. F., Dec 2002, In : Culture, medicine and psychiatry. 26, 4, p. 509-525 17 p.
Chinese Taoist Cognitive Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Contemporary China
Zhang, Y., Young, D., Lee, S., Zhang, H., Xiao, Z., Hao, W., Feng, Y., Zhou, H. & Chang, D. F., Mar 2002, In : transcultural psychiatry. 39, 1, p. 115-129 15 p.
Growing pains: Mental health care in a developing China
Chang, D. F. & Kleinman, A., 2002, In : The Yale-China Health Journal. 1, 1, p. 85-98 7 p.
Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia Patients in China: The Shanghai Model
Chang, D. F., Yifeng, X., Kleinman, A. & Kleinman, J., 2002, World Mental Health Casebook. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 27-50
Understanding the rates and distribution of mental disorders
Chang, D. F., 2002, Asian American Mental Health: Assessment Theories and Methods. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 9-27
SF-36 health survey: Tests of data quality, scaling assumptions, and reliability in a community sample of Chinese Americans
Chang, D. F., Chun, C. A., Takeuchi, D. T. & Shen, H., May 2000, In : Medical care. 38, 5, p. 542-548 7 p.
Ethnicity and mental health
Chang, D. F., Abe-Kim, J., Takeuchi, D. T. & Kaplan, 1998. Encyclopedia of Mental Health. San Diego: Academic Press