Huang, Cindy Y. (cyh2110)

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Cindy Y. Huang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Counseling & Clinical Psychology

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Office Hours:
Mondays 4:00-5:00pmWednesdays 3:00-4:00pm

Scholarly Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Huang's research focuses on understanding the cultural factors associated child development and psychopathology for ethnic minority and immigrant youth, and the prevention of psychopathology for these youth.  Specifically, Dr. Huang's work identified the culturally-relevant risk and protective factors that influence outcomes for minority and immigrant youth and families.  She translates this research into culturally informed, evidence-based interventions for minority youth and their families.

Clinically, Dr. Huang has experience with evidence-based parenting interventions, and behavioral interventions treating social-emotional and behavioral problems for young children with developmental disabilities and trauma backgrounds. She has expertise in psychological and cognitive assessments with children and adolescents and worked with young children, school-aged children, and adolescents in the community and child welfare systems.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon

M.A., Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University 

B.A., San Diego State University

Predoctoral Internship:

Department of Psychiatry, Yale  University School of Medicine

Division of Prevention and Community Research (The Consultation Center)

West Haven Mental Health Clinic (Connecticut Mental Health Center)

Postdoctoral Fellowships:

Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Division of Prevention and Community Research (The Consultation Center)

Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis

Asian American Center on Disparities Research

Selected Publications

Huang, C. Y., & Zane, N. W. (2016).  Cultural influences in mental health treatment.  Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 131-136. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.10.009
Zane, N., & Huang, C. Y. (2016). Cultural issues in mental health treatment. In M. Gelfand, C. Y. Chiu, & Y. Y. Hong (Eds.), Advances in Culture and Psychology (pp. 113-155). New York: Oxford University Press.
Huang, C. Y., Costeines, J., Ayala, C., & Kaufman, J. S. (2013). Parenting stress, social support, and depression for ethnic minority adolescent mothers: Impact on child development. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-8. doi: 0.1007/s10826-013-9834-y. 
Stormshak, E. A., Margolis, K., Huang, C. Y., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). Implementation of a family-centered, school-based intervention to prevent student academic and behavioral problems. In B. Kelly, & D. F. Perkins (Eds.), Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education (pp. 264-276). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Huang, C. Y. & Stormshak, E. (2011). A longitudinal examination of early adolescence ethnic identity trajectories. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 261-270. doi: 10.1037/a0023882. 
Ho, J., Liang, J., Martinez, J., Huang, C. Y., & Yeh, M. (2006). Racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care for youth. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care, (pp. 149-203). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. 


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