Speaking Engagements and Workshops for the General Public
Growing up Asian in America: Balancing emotional health & success. Presentation given with Dr. Vickie Chang to parents, teens and educators at CHAC in Mountain View, CA, November 2014 and February 2016.
See Flyer | Synopsis
Asian in America: The Challenges of Navigating Two Cultures. Presentation given to Stanford University students as part of a series of talks on Asian American mental health. Sponsored by the Stanford Asian American Activism Committee, Stanford, CA, May 2013.
Bridging the Cross-Cultural Generation Gap: A Workshop on Listening and Communication Between Parents and Teens in Multicultural Families. Three-hour workshop for parents, teens and young adults to discuss their differences and conflicts and to view them in terms of culture. Sponsored by Inner Growth Center, Sunnyvale, CA, September 2006.
See Description of Workshop
Asian American Adolescents: The Challenges of Navigating Two Cultures. Presentation given at Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA. Sponsored by the Parent-Teacher-Student association, February 2006. See Flyer | Interview | Handout
Dreams and Spiritual Growth. Presentation given at Christian Singles Fellowship meeting at St Lucy’s Church, Campbell, CA, April 2004.
Teaching and Training Engagements for Mental Health Professionals, Other Professionals, and Psychology Students
Psychotherapy with Asian Americans. Training for therapist interns and students at Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC), a nonprofit mental health services agency offering counseling and psychotherapy to children, adult and families in Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Sunnnyvale. Mountain View, CA, February 2012, April & September 2013, November 2014 and December 2015.
Asian and Asian Indian Cultures: Considerations for Family Law and Treatment of Domestic Violence. Presentation and training given with Sharon Pereira MFT at seminar “Sharks and Shrinks: Melting Pot or Frying Pan? Cultural Patterns meet Legal, Mental Health, and Court Practices”, sponsored by Family Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Forensic Committee of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association, Santa Clara, October 2009.
Asian and Asian Indian Cultures: Clinical Implications. Presentation with Sharon Pereira MFT to the Santa Clara County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, February 2008. See Handout:
Article on Asian and Asian American Cultures and Psychotherapy
Cultural Competence with Asian and Asian-American Young Adults. Presentation with Sharon Pereira MFT to staff and fellows at Counseling and Psychological Services, Vaden Health Center, Stanford University, February 2008.
Asian and Asian Indian Cultures: Clinical Implications. Training given with Sharon Pereira MFT at the John F. Kennedy University Community Clinic, Sunnyvale, CA, April and October 2007.
Asian and Asian American Cultures: Clinical Implications. Presentation given with Sharon Pereira MFT to the Santa Clara County Psychological Association, February 2007.
Asian and Asian-American Cultures: Implications for Treatment. Guest lectures in a course on Cross Cultural Issues for masters-level psychology graduate students at Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA, November 2004, May 2005 and November 2005.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy III. Advanced course on the theory and practice of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for clinical psychology graduate students. Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, April-June 2006.
Introduction to Jungian Psychology. Emotions, Personality, and Relationships from the Perspective of Analytical Psychology. Guest lecture in an upper division psychology course at the University of California, Santa Cruz, April 2005.
Psychological Testing and Assessment: Introduction to Assessment and Referral Issues. Training for psychiatry residents and interns at San Mateo County General Hospital, April 2004.
Asian and Asian Indian Cultures: Implications for Psychotherapy. Article for mental health professionals written with Sharon Pereira MFT, 2007-2009. (pdf)
Religious or Spiritual Conflict: An Interview with Dr. Hoai-Thu Truong. Interview conducted by Jaleh Weber in 2010. (pdf)
What Is Jungian Counseling? Common questions about Jungian therapy are addressed in this handout written for the Santa Clara County Psychological Association newsletter, Winter 2013. (pdf)