Joey Fung joined the School of Psychology faculty as an assistant professor in 2012. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed her clinical internship at the University of California, San Diego (Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry of Rady Children’s Hospital and UCSD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services).
Dr. Fung studies cultural and familial influences on children’s social and emotional development, with an emphasis on Asian and Asian American families. She is particularly interested in how cultural beliefs about parental control shape parenting practices and in turn impact child adjustment. Her work has been published in professional journals including the Journal of Family Psychology, Behavior Therapy, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
In collaboration with colleagues, Dr. Fung is conducting several research projects:
- Developmental Correlates of Parental Control examines cultural factors that may relate to parenting, mother/father-child relationships, family functioning, and child wellbeing in Asian American families.
- School-based Mindfulness Intervention examines the efficacy of universal depression screening and school-based mindfulness training in improving academic and socioemotional functioning among ethnic minority youth. (Collaborators: Anna Lau, UCLA; Laurel Bear, Alhambra School District Gateway Program to Success)
- Raising My Child examines one-year prospective associations between parental control and child behavior problems in Chinese parent-child dyads in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Los Angeles. (Collaborators: Anna Lau, UCLA; Qiaobing Wu, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Chao Fan, University of Science and Technology, Beijing)
- Stress and Wellbeing in Migrant Children and Families in China examines patterns of risk and resilience in Beijing migrant children and families, specifically how social and familial factors influence the way migrant children cope with their stress. (Collaborators: Maria Wong, Stevenson University; Ping Yao, Peking University, Beijing)
- Freedom Businesses among Trafficked Women examines the effect of a freedom business, Freeset in Kolkata, India, on human development and mental health outcomes of women employed. (Collaborators: Winnie Fung, Wheaton College; Paul Lee, Wheaton College)
- FR501: Research Methods, Statistics, and Design
- PC813: Clinical Interventions: Child and Adolescent
- PG852: Advanced Research Methods
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Culture and child psychopathology; parent training programs; parent-child relations; child and adolescent anxiety; mental health care for Asian and Asian American families