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Kimberly Tran, Ph.D., HSP-P

At FSU since 2010

Kimberly TranDr. Kimberly (Kim) Tran is an assistant professor and licensed psychologist. She received a B.A. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo), a M.A. in Counseling from Santa Clara University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas. Her research interests can be categorized into three major areas: 1) multicultural psychology, 2) intersections of identities and 3) social justice and advocacy. More specifically, in the area of multicultural issues in mental health, she is interested in specific factors that influence coping strategies, psychological help-seeking and experiences of distress such as depression and suicidal ideation among ethnic/racial minorities. Additionally, Dr. Tran's clinical practice areas include trauma, PTSD, crisis, service member/veteran/family (SMVF) psychology, multicultural counseling competencies, group therapy, substance abuse counseling and couples/relationship counseling. Dr Tran is also a Patron of the Arts in the Department of Psychology.

Recent publications

Wang, M., Nyutu, P., Tran, K., & Spears, A. (in press). Finding resiliency: Sense of community and its mediation effect on military spouses’ psychological well-being. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

Tran, K. K., Wong, Y. J., Cokley, K., Brownson, C., Drum, D., Awad, G., & Wang, M.-C. (in press). Suicidal Asian American college students’ perceptions of protective factors: A qualitative study. Death Studies.

Wang, M-C., Tran, K., Nyutu, P. & Fleming, E. (2014) Doing the Right Thing: A Mixed-Methods Study Focused on Generosity and Positive Well-Being, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9(3), 318-331.

Wang, M., Wong, Y. J., Tran, K., Nyutu, P., & Spears, A. (2013). Reasons for living, social support, and Afrocentric worldview: Assessing  buffering factors related to Black Americans' suicidal behavior. Archives of Suicide Research, 17(2), 136-147.

Wang, M., Lightsey, R., Tran,K & Bonaparte, T.. (2013). Examining suicide protective factors among Black college students. Death Studies, 37(3), 228-247.

Wang, M., Nyutu, P., & Tran, K. (2012). Coping, Reasons for Living, and Suicide in Black College Students. Journal of Counseling &  Development, 90, 459-466.

Wong, Y. J., Owen, J., Tran, K. K., Collins, D., & Higgins, C. (2012). Asian American male college students’ perceptions of people’s stereotypes about Asian American men. The Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 

Wong, Y. J., Tran, K. K., Schwing, A. E., Cao, L. H., Ho, P. P.-H., & Nguyen, Q.-T. (2011). Vietnamese American Immigrant Parents: A Pilot Parenting Intervention. The Family Journal, 19(3), 314-321.

Wong, Y. J., Koo, K., Tran, K. K., Chiu, Y.-C., & Mok, Y. (2011). Asian American college students’ suicide ideation: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 197-209. doi: 10.1037/a0023040

Cokley, K., Garcia, D., Hall, B., Tran, K.K., & Rangel, A., (2010). The impact of religiosity, spirituality and perceived discrimination on the mental health and self-esteem of four ethnic groups. Journal of Religion and Health. doi:10.1007/s10943-010-9406-z.

Cokley, K., Tran, K.K., Hall, B., Martinez, M., Chapman, C., Bessa, L., & Finley, A. (2010). Predicting student attitudes towards racial diversity and gender equality. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 3(3), 187-199.

Wong, Y. J., Tran, K. K., Kim, S.H., VanHorn Kerne,V., & Calfa, N. A. (2010). Asian Americans' lay beliefs about depression and seeking professional help. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(3), 317-332.

Wong, Y. J., Kim, S. H., & Tran, K. K. (2010). Asian Americans’ adherence to Asian values, attributions about depression, and coping strategies. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(1), 1-8.

Wong, Y. J., Tran, K.K., & Lai, A. (2009). Associations among Asian Americans’enculturation, emotional experiences, and depressive symptoms. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 37, 105-116.

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