Welcome Assoc. Prof. Munyi Shea ​from Seattle Pacific University, Washington to be Committee Member!

日期:2020-01-15 点击量:  135次


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Assoc. Prof. Munyi Shea, Seattle Pacific University, Washington


Research Area:

Mental health help-seeking attitudes and behavior; Culturally responsive school- or community-based preventive intervention


Research Experience:

Dr. Shea is a counseling psychologist whose research is focused on Asian and Latino immigrant mental health, help-seeking behaviors, and culturally responsive prevention and intervention. She has developed and evaluated several school- or community-based prevention and intervention programs, including bullying prevention for Asian and Latino school-aged children, a cognitive-behavioral guided self-help program for Latinas with eating disorders, and a peer-led, strengths-based support program for college-going mothers. These projects were supported by internal and extramural funding from multiple sources, including the National Institute of Health and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Shea’s professional accomplishments include several research awards, such as the Early Career Award for Research from the Asian American Psychological Association, the Outstanding Research Award from the American Education Research Association, and the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology).

At SPU, Dr. Shea continues her line of research on understanding mental health challenges and help-seeking barriers faced by individuals from diverse backgrounds, and seeks to improve the delivery of psychological or counseling services to underserved communities. She frequently collaborates with colleagues from various disciplines, both inside and outside of SPU, and provides research mentorship to students who are equally passionate about enhancing the academic, social-emotional, and/or spiritual well-being of school-aged and college-aged students.