"Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage"
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Public Library Main Branch, 12 noon - 1 PM
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are one of the fastest growing groups of immigrants in America yet possibly the most misunderstood. People from Asia have had an important role in the development of this country (e.g., U.S. Secretary of Energy - Dr. Steven Chu; U.S. Former Secretary of Labor - Elaine Chao; and others such as Apolo Ohno, Jeremy Lin, Michelle Kwan, etc.). What are some of the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to the culture in America?
Choi, K. (2014). Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA) and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC), Youngstown, OH.
Pusateri, C., Protivnak, J. J., Paylo, J. M., & Choi, K. (in progress). College Counseling and Appalachia.
International Students/Scholars & Third Culture Kids
Global Perspectives: International Student Support Groups, Spring 2013-Spring 2014:
- Initiated a collaborative project developed by the Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology department and implemented in conjunction with the Office of Housing and Residence Life, the Reading & Study Skills Center, the Center for International Studies and Programs, and the English Language Institute at Youngstown State University.
- Recruited seven graduate counseling students who are interested in learning about international students' unique needs and challenges as well as developing multicultural competency through leading a psycho-educational group.
- Created closed group Facebook pages, Global Perspectives to provide on-going supervision for the group leaders and facilitate peer consultation among group leaders.
- Conducted a qualitative study using a phenomenological approach through interviewing group leaders about their experiences and multicultural development in Spring 2013.
- Conducted 11 group sessions and 4 academic workshops, as well as group leader orientation and face-to-face group supervision sessions throughout Fall 2013.
Choi, K., & Protivnak, J. J. (submitted to The Professional Counselor Journal). International student support groups: Cultivating experiential knowledge and skills in multiculturalism for graduate counseling students.
Choi, K., & Luke, M. (2011). A Phenomenological approach to understanding early adult friendships of Third Culture Kids. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling. 1(1), 47-60.
Choi, K., Luke, M., & Bernard, J. M. (in review). Being connected: A friendship comparison among U.S., international, and third culture college students. In S. Benjamin & F. Dervin (Ed.), Beyond "Third Culture Kids". Cambridge: Polity.
Choi, K., Bernard, J. M., & Luke, M. (2013). Characteristics of friends of female college: Third Culture Kids. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. DOI: 10.1080/21507686.2013.779931.
Choi, K., Chung Kwan Fan, M., & Pusateri, C. (in progress). A cultural formulation approach to college counseling with queer international students.
Choi, K., Pusateri, C., & Moletta, N. (in progress). Differences in dimensions of career motivation between foreign-born and U.S. born faculty in the United States.