Cathy Lee

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Boyer Hall 129 1 (215) 517-2453

About Me

Dr. Hsin Hua (Cathy) Lee has been a faculty member at Arcadia since 2014.  Prior to joining Arcadia, Dr. Lee obtained a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.  Her clinical experiences include providing consultation and psychotherapy to various age groups in settings such as school-based outpatient services, community mental health, VA and other hospitals, as well as college counseling centers.  Dr. Lee's research interests currently focus on immigration/acculturation related issues, international students’ adjustment and career development, and mental health issues among Asian-American families. In addition, she is interested in issues related to women's identity, social justice work, and counselor training and supervision.   Aside from teaching, conducting research, and mentoring students at Arcadia, Dr. Lee is active in private practice, serving primarily couples, family, and individuals of Asian-American decent who struggle with immigration/identity related concerns and other mental health issues.

Arcadia Courses Taught:

Educational and Career Counseling (PY500)

Professional Issues in Counseling (PY570)

Family Counseling (PY613)

Couples Counseling (PY614)

Internship: Mental Health Counseling (PY630/631)

Hometown
Taipei

Home Country
Taiwan

Languages
Mandarin and Taiwanese

Education History

University of California, Los Angeles 2003

B.S., Psychobiology

San Diego State University (AAMFT Accredited) 2007

M.S., Counseling with Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy

University at Albany, SUNY (APA Accredited) 2013

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

Publications

Author 2018

A Qualitative Investigation of Former Taiwanese Unaccompanied Minors’ Acculturation Conflicts with Parents

Article, Journal of Family Therapy

Co-Authored with Kasson, D. M., & Chong, S.

Author 2018

Evaluation of a pilot school-based group for Mandarin-speaking minors

Article, International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling

Co-Authored with Wentz, B.

Co-Author 2017

Advancing counselor education in evidence-based practice.

Article, International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling

Co-Authored with Morrow, M. T., Bartoli, E., & Gillem, A. R.

Author 2017

Differentiation of self as predictor of Asian-American immigrants' perceptions of cultural harmony

Article, Journal of Family Therapy

Co-Authored with Rachel W. Johnson

Author 2017

Assessing the psychometric properties of the Differentiation of Self Inventory-Revised for Asian-American bicultural adults

Article, The American Journal of Family Therapy

Co-Authored with Rachel W. Johnson

Author 2014

Predicting depressive symptoms from Acculturative Family Distancing Theory: A study on former Taiwanese parachute kids.

Article, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Co-Authored with Friedlander, M. L

Co-Author 2014

Negotiating therapeutic alliances with a family at Impasse: An evidence-based case study

Article, Psychotherapy

Co-Authored with Friedlander, M. L., Shaffer, K., & Cabrera, P.

Co-Author 2013

Corrective experiences in everyday life: A qualitative investigation of transformative change

Article, The Counseling Psychologist

Co-Authored with Friedlander, M. L., & Bernardi, S. I.

co-author 2012

Exploring corrective experiences in a single, successful case of short-term dynamic psychotherapy.

Article, Psychotherapy

Co-Authored with Friedlander, M. L., Sutherland, O., Sandler, S., Kortz, L., Bernardi, S., Drozd, A.

Co-Author 2010

Better versus worse family therapy sessions as reflected in clients’ alliance-related behaviors

Article, Journal of Counseling Psychology

Co-Authored with Friedlander, M. L., & Bernardi, S.