Joey Fung

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical PsychologySchool of Psychology

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BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MA, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Joey Fung joined the School of Psychology faculty as an assistant professor in 2012. Dr. Fung’s research interests lie in parenting, parent-child relations, mindfulness, and culture and child psychopathology. Together with her students and colleagues, she is conducting research on school-based prevention intervention for ethnic minority youths, spirituality and mindfulness meditation, and identifying non-traditional delivery systems of mental health care in international settings.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)

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Courses Taught

  • 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


  • Lee, P., Fung, W. & Fung, J. (in press). Doing incarnational business as mission: A case study in India. Evangelical Missions Quarterly.
  • Louie, J., Wang, S., Fung, J., &. Lau, A. (2014). Children’s emotional expressivity and teacher perceptions of social competence: A cross-cultural comparison. International Journal of Behavioral Development.
  • Lau, A., Wang, S., Fung, J., & Namikoshi, M. (2014). What happens when you can’t read the air? Cultural fit and aptitude by values interactions on social distress. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
  • Lau, A. & Fung, J. (2013). On better footing to understand parenting and family process in Asian American families. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4, 71-75.
  • Fung, J. & Lau, A. (2012). Tough love or hostile domination? Psychological control and relational induction in cultural context. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(6), 966-975.
  • Lau, A.S., Fung, J., Ho, L, Liu, L, & Gudino, O. (2011). Parent training with high risk immigrant Chinese families: A pilot trial yielding practice based evidence. Behavior Therapy, 42, 413-426.
  • Fung, J., Ho, L, Louie, J., L., Martinez, J., & Lau, A. (2010). Directions in understanding, preventing, and treating disruptions in parenting and child behavior problems in Asian American families. In F. Leong, L. Juang, D.B. Qin, H.E. Fitzgerald (Eds.) Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Mental Health Handbook, Volume 2: Prevention and Treatment. California: Praeger.
  • Fung, J. & Lau, A. (2010). Factors associated with parent-child (dis)agreement on child behavior problems and parent behavior in Chinese immigrant families. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(3), 314-327.
  • Lau, A., Fung, J., Yung, V. (2010). Group parent training with immigrant Chinese families: Enhancing engagement and augmenting skills training. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 66(8), 880-894.
  • Liu, L., Wang, S., Fung, J., Gudiño, O., Tao, A., & Lau, A.S. (2010). Strengths and challenges in the development of Asian American youth: Contributions of cultural heritage and the minority experience. In E. Chang and C. Downey (Eds.) Cross-Cultural Mental Health: Positive Psychology in Changes Across the Lifespan. New York: Springer.
  • Fung, J. & Lau, A. (2009). Punitive discipline and child problem behaviors in Chinese-American immigrant families: The moderating effects of indigenous child-rearing ideologies. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33(6), 1-11.
  • Lau, A., Fung, J., Wang, S., & Kang, S. (2009). Attunement to others explain ethnic differences in social anxiety: The role of attunement concerns versus competencies. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(1), 77-85.


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