Open Search
Open Navigation
angela b kim

Dr. Angela B. Kim, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program on the San Diego campus. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University. Her specialty areas and research interests include racial and ethnic minority mental health disparities; Asian American families; immigrant/refugee youth and families' mental health and cultural adjustment; cultural competence.

Dr. Kim is a 4th time grant recipient from the State of California, Office of the Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) to provide disadvantaged racial and ethnic minority youth the opportunity to gain exposure to and increase awareness of the various mental/behavioral health services and professions in which they are underrepresented.

Dr. Kim is committed and strives to advocate and promote social justice and culturally competent healthcare services for minorities and marginalized populations. Her grant events are one of the ways of accomplishing this and providing racial and ethnic minority youth from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunities to academically succeed and, ultimately, serve their communities as mental/behavioral health professionals providing linguistically and culturally responsive care.

Professional Interests

Asian American mental health and coping behaviors, immigrant and refugee youth and families cultural adjustment, acculturation and enculturation issues, differences between parent and child, career development of racial and ethnic minority youth, culturally appropriate interventions.

Education and Certifications

Columbia University, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Diversity and the Family
History and Systems of Psychology
Introduction to Psychopathology
Individual and Family Life Cycle
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

Yeh, C. J., Liao, H-Y., Ma, P-W., Okubo, Y., Shea, M-Y., Kim, A.B. (in press). Ecological risk protective factors of depression and anxiety among low-income Chinese immigrant youth. Asian American Journal of Psychology.


Yeh, C.J., Kim, A.B., Pituc, S., & Atkins, M. (2008). Poverty, loss, and resilience: The story of Chinese immigrant youth. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55(1), 34-48.


Yeh, C.J., Inman, A.G., Kim, A.B., & Okubo, Y. (2006). Asian American families' collectivistic coping strategies in response to 9/11. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(1), 134-148.


Yeh, C.J., Ma, P-W., Madan, A., Hunter, C.D., Jung, S., Kim, A.B., Akiyata, K., & Sasaki, K. (2005). The cultural negotiations of Korean immigrant youth. Journal of Counseling and Development 83(2), 172-182.


Miville, M.L., Rohrbacker, J.M., & Kim, A.B. (2005). From prejudice and discrimination to awareness and acceptance. In J.L. Chin (Ed.), The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination: Disability, Religion, Physique, and other Traits (Volume 4), 207-232. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers/Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.


Kim, A. & Yeh, C.J. (2002). Stereotypes of Asian American students. ERIC Digest, 172.