Doctoral Student Profiles

Stephanie Wong

Stephanie N. Wong, M.A., Ed.M., is a fifth-year doctoral candidate under the mentorship of Dr. Sumie Okazaki in the Counseling Psychology Program in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. Throughout her research and clinical career, Stephanie has been committed to working with underserved communities, particularly by focusing on social justice and feminist issues within multicultural counseling. Her dissertation is entitled “Examining the Development of Body Image for Asian American Women" and is comprised of two discrete journal articles. Utilizing consensual qualitative research and grounded theory methodologies, this project sought to investigate a) how racial and cultural factors shape body image development for Asian American women and b) how experiences of cultural conflict shape body image and eating attitudes of second-generation Korean American women. Stephanie has received recognition for her work on this project from the Asian American Psychological Association Division on Students. She has also been involved in research exploring the work and parenting experiences of Chinese immigrants, strategic collaborative partnerships in the immigrant Chinese community, minority stress factors for sexual and racial/ethnic minorities, and cross-cultural assessment and research. Stephanie has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and Asian American Journal of Psychology. She also serves as a peer reviewer on the Student Advisory Board for Psychology of Women Quarterly. Stephanie is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System with a specific focus on evidence-based treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in outpatient, residential, and primary care settings. She has previously treated adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings, including college counseling centers, outpatient hospitals, inpatient units, and psychiatric emergency rooms. Prior to her doctoral term at NYU, Stephanie earned her B.A. in psychology and economics from Cornell University and her M.A./Ed.M.degrees in psychological counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University. View Stephanie's CV.