PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
In addition to individuals with depression and anxiety issues, his areas of professional interest also include couples, groups, trauma survivors, counseling with immigrants and international students, and training and supervision. His research interests focus on counseling with international students, group outcome research, and cross-cultural adjustment related issues.
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Choi’s approach to therapy can be best described as integrative approach with emphasis on interpersonal process, client centered, emotion focus, gestalt, and cognitive behavioral approaches. He also draws from relational-cultural theory and mindfulness acceptance in his practice.
Approach to Supervision
Dr. Choi utilizes a developmental perspective and adapts his approach to supervisee’s needs, goals, and skill level. He believes in a supportive and collaborative style while shifting his roles from teacher to consultant to mentor as needed. He enjoys the use of self in supervision and in therapy and he emphasizes the awareness of self and the inter-connectedness of self and others as well as the macro social cultural system.
Approach to Wellness
Dr. Choi enjoys spending time with his family in his leisure time. He particularly enjoys his daily tea time with his wife and outdoor activities (e.g., swimming, crab catching, bike riding) with his son and wife.
He is a member of Association of Psychology Training Clinics, APA division 17, 45, and 52, and American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). He is also a member and former officer of Asian American Psychological Association and a past Chair of Taiwanese Psychology Network.