Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Los Angeles Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Ave, unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803

626-270-3370

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Clinical Interviewing for Substance Abuse Counselors

Cross-Cultural Psychology

Multicultural Psychology

Ethics and Professional Development

Intelligence Assessment

Spirituality and Multicultural Mental Health

Intercultural Processes and Human Diversity

Psycho-Social-Cultural Nursing Concepts

Cross-cultural (Asian-American) mental health issues; sexual abuse and trauma of women and children; nonverbal therapies and female mental health issues; advocacy of diverse populations and mental health needs; sexually risky behaviors and prevention; personal adjustment

Fu, M. (2008, July/August). Mental wellness of "Model Minorities": Working with Asian Americans. The California Psychologist.

Fu, M. (2008, January). Standardized or authentic assessment, that is the question. PsycCRITIQUES, 20080101, Vol. 53, Issue 28

Fu, M. (2007, July). Helping those working with self-injurers: A review of D'Onofrio's Adolescent Self-Injury. PsycCRITIQUES, 20080101, Vol. 53, Issue 6

Fu, M. (2006, October). Moving Beyond the Tiger or the Lady. Asian American Psychological Association Division on Women Newsletter.

Fu, M. (2006, June). Nonverbal therapy with Asian Americans. In Edith Chen (Ed.) Working With Asian Americans, Alta Mira Press, CA.

Leong, F., Inman, A., Ebreo, A., Yang, L. H., Kinoshita, L., and Fu, M. (2006, August). The Handbook of Asian American Psychology, Second Edition, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Leong, F., Inman, A., Ebreo, A., Yang, L. H., Kinoshita, L., and Fu, M. (2006, August). Introduction and Overview. In F. Leong, A. Inman, A. Ebreo, L. Yang, L. Kinoshita, and M. Fu (Eds.) The Handbook of Asian American Psychology (2nd Ed., pp. 1-7). Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Kawahara, D. and Fu, M. (2006, August). Asian America Women. In F. Leong, A. Ebreo, A. Inman, L. Kinoshita, and M. Fu (Eds.) The Handbook of Asian American Psychology (2nd Ed., pp. 181-196). Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Fu, M. (June 2005) A legend leaves us: A tribute to Patrick Okura. Asian American Psychologist: A Newsletter of the Asian American Psychological Association.

Fu, M. (Winter 2005) Education Leadership Conference. Asian American Psychologist: A Newsletter of the Asian American Psychological Association.

Fu, M. (Spring 2004). Acing your final exams. Hall Headlines of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Residential Life.

Fu, M. (April 2004). Comfortably numb: Substance abuse and sexual assault survivors. Healing Hearts, Building Futures: Biannual Publication of the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.

Fu, M. (2009, January). Social Justice and Advocacy: Difficult Dialogues. Invited facilitator for National Multicultural Conference and Summit. New Orleans, LA.

Fu, M. (2009, March). Whatever it Takes. In K. McDaniels Wilson (Chair) An Action Agenda: Eliminating Health Disparities in Underrepresented Groups. Invited panelist for the American Psychological Association State Leadership Conference. Washington, D.C.

Fu, M. (2008, March). Critical Community Collaboratives in Working with Asian Pacific Islander Children, Youth, and Families: Lessons Learned. In G. Masuda (Chair). Cross-Cultural Conference. San Diego, CA.

Fu, M. (2008, April). Bicultural Conflicts: Therapeutic Considerations with Asian American Females. In D. Kawahara (chair) Therapy w/ Asian American Females. California Psychological Association Annual Convention. Anaheim, CA.

Fu, M. (2008, March). Integrating mind/body health: Culturally sensitive therapy with Asian American adolescents. In J. Josephine (Chair) invited panel presentation of the American Psychological Association State Leadership Conference. Washington, D.C.

Fu, M. and Peck, J. (2008, November). Leadership Styles. Invited Keynotes Address for the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students Leadership and Advocacy Conference. Alhambra, CA.

Fu, M. (2008, June). Invited Commencement Address for the Alliant International University Commencement Ceremony.

Fu, M. (2008, April). Balancing work, family and community. Invited Address for the North American Taiwanese Women's Association National Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Fu, M. and Peck, J. (2008, April). Transformation vs. Transactional Leadership. Co-Chair of the California Psychological Association Leadership and Advocacy Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Fu, M. (2007, October). Outreaching and Engaging Asian Pacific Islanders. Invited panel presentation conducted at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Children's Provider Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

Fu, M., Cervantes, J., and Comas-Diaz, L. (2007, January). Bringing Psychology to the Asian American Household. In J. Cervantes (Chair), "Taking it to the Streets" Social Advocacy. Symposium conducted at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Seattle, WA.

Fu, M. and Mesidor, M. (2007, August). Negotiating in the Workplace. American Psychological Association Division 35 Early Career Task Force Roundtable Discussion Facilitator. San Francisco, CA.

Fu, M., Burke, E., Shorter-Gooden, K., and Rosenblatt, M. (2007, January). The Impact of Spiritual Beliefs and Ethnic/Gender Considerations. In E. Burke (Chair), Teaching Cultural Competency: Individuals with Multiple Identities. Symposium conducted at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Seattle, WA.

Fu, M., Masuda, G., Cheng, R. and Gock, T. (2007, August). In M. Fu (Chair), Bringing Psychology to Asian American Families. Symposium chair at the Asian American Psychological Association 2007 Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.

Chou, S., Fu, M., and Wu, J. (2007, August). Effective Marketing Strategies. In S. Chou (Chair), Private Practice: Words of Wisdom. Symposium conducted at the Asian American Psychological Association 2007 Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.

Fu, M., Kawahara, D., Kim, S., and Le, P. L. (2006, March). Assertiveness Training w/ Asian American Women. In M. Fu (Chair), Hear Our Voices: Empowering Asian American Women. Symposium conducted at the Asian American Psychological Association Southern California Regional Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Carillo, K., Chiu, B., Fu, M., Johnson, L., Kuk, C., Masuda, G., and Pedersen, J. (2006, May) Working Together: Case Presentation and Collaboration. In M. Fu and G. Masuda (Co-Chairs), Community Collaboration for Children, Youth, and Families: Working with our "Extended Family" (Panelist). Symposium conducted at the Advancing API Community Behavioral Health Care Services: Lessons for the Future. Rosemead, CA.

Fu, M. (2006, October). Mental Health Advocacy: Overseas Young Health Professionals Fellowship. Invited speaker at Pacific Clinics Psychology Quarterly Meeting. Pasadena, CA.

Brown, G., Fu, M., Mejia, O., and Smith, D. (2006, March). Translation of Emotional Expressions Across Asian Cultures. In G. Bhatia (Chair), Developing Cutlural Competency/Empathy in the Clinical Setting. Panel presentation conducted at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Continuing Education Workshop, Los Angeles, CA.

Fu, M., Ngo, V., and Yang, L. (2005, August). From your hill to the Hill: Public advocacy made easy. In L. Yang (Chair), Integrating Public Policy Advocacy and Research: Views From Young Professionals. Symposium conducted at the Annual Asian American Psychological Convention, Washington, D.C.

Fu, M., DeLeon, P. Enonomoto, K., and Yee, B. (2005, August). How to be an effective advocate for Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy. (Chair) Invited Presentation conducted at the Annual Asian American Psychological Convention, Washington, D.C.

Fu, M. (2005, June). Alternatives to "Don't Talk Back: 15 Communication Tips for Parenting in the US." Panel Participant for Overcoming Communication Barriers with Your Children Taiwanese American Professionals Panel Discussion, Rosemead, CA.

Fu, M., Gock, T., and Masuda, G. (2005, April). Asian Americans in Psychology. Panel Participant for Asian Pacific Heritage Month Speakers Panel of Asian Pacific Student Network at the California School of Professional Psychology of Los Angeles, CA.

Fu, M. (2005, April). Asian American Gender Roles. Guest Lecture for Psychology of Asian Americans, University of California at Irvine, CA.

Fu, M., Dudley-Grant, R., Greene, B., Guevara, L., and Ragsdale, B. (2005, August). In R. Dudley-Grant (Chair), Presidential Miniconvention: Working With Culturally Diverse Clients in Practice (Discussant). Symposium conducted at the Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

Fu, M. (2004, February). When Words Aren't Enough: Treatments For Victims of Sex Assault. Grand Rounds Presentation for Queen's Psychiatric Residents, Honolulu, HI.

Fu, M. (2004, January). Sexual Assault Services That Work. Presentation for Na Loio Immigrant Rights and Public Interest Legal Center, Honolulu, HI.

Academic History and Background

BA, Psychology, University of California, Riverside, 1994

MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College, 1996

PhD; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, 2002

Licensed Clinical Psychologist -State of Hawai'i, License No. 818 (September 2003) -State of California, License No. 19701 (June 2004)

Overseas Commission Compatriot Young Health Professionals Fellowship, 2006

University of Hawaii Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity; Diversity and Equity Grant Recipient, 2003-2004

Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellow, 2002

Asian American Psychological Association Division on Women Award Recipient (2000 & 2002)

California Psychological Association, Governmental Affairs Committee, Steering Committee Member, 2009

California Psychological Association, State Leadership Conference Diversity Delegate, 2008-2009

California Psychological Association, Governmental Affairs Committee, Co-Chair, 2008

California Psychological Association, Division VII Board Member, 2008-2009

Asian American Psychological Association, Leadership Fellow Mentor (2008 to present), 2008

APA Division 35, Early Career Task Force, 2007

APA Division 12, Section 6 Mentoring Committee and Executive Committee, 2006

Asian American Psychological Association, Executive Task Force of Social Justice and Advocacy Chair (2005-2008) and Member (2008 to present), 2005

Taiwanese Psychological Network Member (2004 - present), 2004

Asian American Psychological Association, Board Member, 2003-2005

Asian American Psychological Association, Convention Program Reviewer (2003-present), 2003

Association for Play Therapy, Hawaii Chapter, 2002-2004

Hawaii Psychological Association, Member (2000-present), 2000

Asian Pacific Student Network, Co-Founder, 1998-2002

Student Affiliation for Multicultural Mental Health, Founding Chair (1998) & Consultant, 1998-2002

Asian American Psychological Association, Student Board Member, 1998-2000

Asian American Psychological Association, Division on Women, Student Representative, 1997-1999

American Psychological Association

Asian American Psychological Association, Southern California Regional Conference Committee Member (2005-2006, 2008-2009)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Program Director/API Child Collaborative Coordinator, January 2007 to present, Asian Pacific Family Center, Pacific Clinics (Rosemead, CA), 2007

Licensed Psychologist, January 2005 to present, Private Practice (Rosemead and Rolling Hills Estates, CA), 2005

Languages: Chinese - Mandarin and Taiwanese (Conversationally Fluent)

North America Taiwanese Women's Association (II) - Consultant & Speaker