Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221

415-955-2077

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Intercultural Awareness and Development

Research Proposal Design

Qualitative Research Methodology

Observation & Interviewing

Asian-American mental health; cultural adjustment and coping with immigrants; notion of self as it relates to help-seeking behaviors; collaboration with medical professionals

Yeh, C. J., Okubo, Y., Cha, N., Lee, S. J., & Shin, S-Y. (2008). Evaluation of an intervention program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 6, 567-590.

Yeh, C. J., Okubo, Y., Ma, P-W. W., Shea, M., Ou, D., & Pituc, S. T. (2008). Chinese immigrant high school students' cultural interactions, acculturation, family obligations, language use, and social support, Adolescence, 43, 776-790.

Okubo, Y., Yeh, C. J., Lin, P-Y., Fujita, K., & Shea, J. M. (2007). The career decision-making process of Chinese American youth. Journal of Counseling and Development, 85, 440-449.

Yeh, C. J., Ching, A. M., Okubo, Y., & Luthar, S. S. (2007). Description of a mentoring program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment. Adolescence, 42, 733-747.

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, 134-148.

Yeh, C. J., Arora, A. K., Inose, M., Okubo, Y., Li, R., & Greene, P. (2003). The cultural adjustment and mental health of Japanese immigrant youth. Adolescence, 38, 481-500.

Ching, A. M. L., Yeh, C. J. , Siu, T. W. Y., Wu, K., & Okubo, Y. (in press). Evaluation of a school-based internship program for Chinese immigrant adolescents in the United States. Adolescence.

Okubo, Y. (2009). Seven pieces of advice in completing dissertation. In C. Hsieh (Chair). Dissertation accomplished: A comprehensive guide to thriving throughout the process. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Okubo, Y. (2008). Incorporating Multicultural Counseling Competencies into Training at the Beginning Phase of Counselor Training. In K. Henze & Okubo, Y. (2008). Conducting research with Japanese in the United States: Constructing a malleable identity as a researcher. In Y. Okubo & P-W. W. Ma (Co-Chairs). Cultural competence in Asian Immigrant research and practice. Symposium presented at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Okubo, Y., Yeh, C. J., Coleman, H., Cannon, S. (2006). In A. Alvarez (Chair). Transplantation: Minority Youth Negotiation of Cultural Contexts from Social-Cognitive Perspectives. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Okubo, Y., & Yeh, C. J. (2006). How Asian Immigrant Youth Negotiate Multiple Contexts. In D. Zinga (Chair). Negotiating Culture and Identity within Education. Individual talk presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Yeh, C. J., Inman, A. G., Kim, A. B., & Okubo, Y. (2005). Asian American families' collectivistic coping strategies in response to 9/11. In S. Sue (Chair). Asian American families and trauma: Bereavement and coping post 9/11. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of Asian American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Lowe, S. M., Chang, Y., Chapman, B., Dettinger, S., Henze, K., Latta, R., Mascher, J., Okubo, Y., & Park, J. (2000). Hearing their voices: How Asian-Americans interpersonally cope with discrimination. In A. N. Alvarez (Chair), Model Minority: Coping with racism in Asian-American communities. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Y. Okubo (Co-Chairs). Promoting Multicultural Competence across Professional Contexts. Symposium presented at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Okubo, Y., Yeh, C. J., Shin, S-Y., Spalter, A., Siu, C. & Pituc, S. (2007). The impact of shifting selves on Japanese Americans' View and Attitudes Towards Receiving Psychological Help. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Yeh, C. J., Okubo, Y., Ma, P-W., W., Shea, J. M., & Ou, D. (2005). Predictors of intercultural competence among Chinese immigrant youth. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Yeh, C. J., Ching, A. M., & Okubo, Y. (2005). Description and evaluation of a mentoring program for Chinese immigrant students. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Ching, A. M., Okubo, Y., Ma, P-W. W., Wu, K.A., Siu, T., Madan-Bahel, A., Shea, J. M., & Yeh, C. J. (2004). Asian immigrant cultural adjustment: A collaborative research project with high school student researchers. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Yeh, C. J., Ma, P-W., Okubo, Y., Madan-Bahel, A., Cort, K. A., Shea, J. M., Kim, A. B., Ching, A. M., Wu, K. A., Ou, D., & Zhang, X. L. (2004). The cultural adjustment of low-income, urban, Asian immigrant high school students. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Yeh, C. J., Madan-Bahel, A., Okubo, Y., Cort, K. A., Jantz, V. A., & Ma, P-W. (2004). Development of the attitudes towards indigenous healing scale. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Arora, A. K., Yeh, C. J., Inose, M., Okubo, Y., Li, R., & Greene, P. (2003). The cultural adjustment of Japanese immigrant youth. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Okubo, Y., Lin, P., Fujita, K., Shea, J. M., & Yeh, C. J. (2003). Career decision-making process among Chinese immigrant youth. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Academic History and Background

College of William & Mary, B.A. in Psychology; minor in Sociology

Boston College, M.A. in Counseling Psychology Mental Health Track

Columbia University, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, 2007

American Psychological Association

Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17)

Asian American Psychological Association

Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35)

American Educational Research Association

Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Ad-hoc Reviewer for Journal of Counseling Psychology

Asian American Mental Health Forum

International Community Initiative