Christine J. Yeh, Ph.D.: Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling, School of Education, University of San Francisco. Dr. Yeh received her B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College, her Masters Degree in Human Development from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University. From 1998-2006, Dr. Yeh was an Assistant/Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has more than 50 publications in the areas of poverty, racism, social justice, ethnic identity, cultural adjustment, mental health use, and school-based intervention programs for culturally diverse children and youth. She is co-author of the Handbook of School Counseling (2008; Taylor & Francis Publishers). She has received grants from the NIMH, Spencer Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, Rose Foundation, and was recently Principal Investigator of a 5-year NIMH grant examining the cultural adjustment, academic achievement, and mental health of low-income, immigrant students. She is on several Editorial Boards including Journal of Counseling Psychology, Training and Education in Professional Psychology, and Asian American Psychology. She is the recipient of several academic honors and awards including: the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Research Award (2009), the American Psychological Association Community Service Award (2007), Asian American Psychological Association Community Leadership Award (2006), the American Counseling Association Award for Outstanding Research (2006), and five outstanding teaching awards from Columbia University.
Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.: Dr. Thomas A. Parham is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Counseling and Health Services and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Parham is a Past President and Distinguished Psychologist of the National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), a Past President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (a division of ACA), and a Fellow in both the American Psychological Association, as well as ACA.
Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD: Associate Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where he teaches courses on multicultural and social justice, intimate partner violence and professional practice issues. Dr. Gallardo is also licensed psychologist and maintains an independent/consultation practice where he conducts therapy with adolescents and adults. His areas of scholarship and research interests include understanding the psychotherapy process when working with ethnocultural communities, particularly the Latina/o community and in understanding the processes by which individuals develop cultural awareness and responsiveness. Dr. Gallardo has published referred journal articles and book chapters in the areas of Latina/o psychology, ethics and evidence-based practices. He co-edited the book, Intersections of Multiple Identities: A Casebook of Evidence-Based Practices with Diverse Populations published in 2009. Dr. Gallardo also conducts continuing education workshops and professional trainings in the areas of culturally responsive therapy with diverse communities, multicultural organizational development and Latina/o mental health throughout the state and country. Dr. Gallardo is past-president of the California Psychological Association (CPA). He is one of the founders and served as the first president of the California Latino Psychological Association and continues to serve on their board of directors. He has been honored for his dedication and commitment to the field of psychology locally, statewide and nationally. Dr. Gallardo is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Joseph E. Trimble (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Institute of Group Relations), formerly a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, is Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University, a Senior Scholar at the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research at Colorado State University, and a Research Associate for the National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He has held offices in the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and the American Psychological Assocation. He holds Fellow status in three APA divisions (9, 27, 45) and is a past-President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45) and a Council member for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (APA Division 9). Dr. Trimble has generated over 100 publications on cross-cultural and ethnic topics in psychology including 14 edited, co-edited, and co-authored books. His most recent co-edited Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology was selected as a CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title in 2004. The majority of his articles, book chapters, and books focus on the role of culture and ethnicity in psychology, with an emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native populations. In the past decade, though, he expanded his interests to include writing and research on ethnic and racial identity, cultural measurement equivalence, spirituality, and ethics, as well as contributing to the growth of ethnic psychology. He has received numerous excellence in teaching and mentoring awards for his work in the field of ethnic and cultural psychology, including the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Paul J. Olscamp Faculty Research Award from Western Washington University, the APA Division 45 Lifetime Achievement Award, the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship in Professional Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, the Washington State Psychological Association Distinguished Psychologist Award for 2002, and the Peace and Social Justice Award from APA Division 48.