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Kathryn Chun, Ph.D., is a Hawai‘i-licensed Clinical Psychologist who is the Director of Practicum Training and core faculty as an Assistant Professor at the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Dr. Chun earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Carleton College in 1998 and her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, with a Child and Family emphasis area, in 2005. She worked as a research assistant for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder research at the Children’s Hospital Oakland and completed her doctoral dissertation on family and peer relationships of older siblings of children with sickle cell disease in association with the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Center. She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Sacramento, California, focusing on child maltreatment in treatment, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), psychological evaluations, and child welfare evaluations. Returning to Hawai‘i, Dr. Chun coordinated the training of Hawai‘i agencies in PCIT. She then completed her postdoctoral residency at the Kapi‘olani Child Protection Center at Hawai‘i Pacific Health where she continued work in the area of child maltreatment and was then hired as a staff psychologist and faculty, training graduate students and postdoctoral residents in psychological evaluations, psychotherapy, and PCIT.
Dr. Chun maintains an independent psychology practice and is the psychological evaluator for the kindergarten through twelfth grade students at ‘Iolani School. In practice and in teaching, her theoretical orientation is primarily in the areas of family systems. She teaches courses in assessment and has other areas of interest in teaching and practice that include health psychology, trauma, interpersonal psychology, and cognitive-behavioral methods. Her professional memberships include the American Psychological Association and the Hawai‘i Psychological Association.
- Child Maltreatment
- Parent-Child Interaction
- Psychological Assessment