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Kimberly Tran, Ph.D., HSP-P

At FSU since 2010

Kimberly TranDr. Kimberly (Kim) Tran is an associate professor and licensed psychologist. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, a M.A. in Counseling from Santa Clara University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she worked in business as a global marketing and public relations specialist for the Hewlett Packard company.  Her research interests can be categorized into three major areas: 1) multicultural psychology, 2) intersections of identities and 3) social justice and advocacy. Dr. Tran's clinical practice areas include trauma, PTSD, crisis, service member/veteran/family (SMVF) psychology, multicultural and affirmative counseling competencies, group therapy, substance abuse counseling and marital/relationship counseling. Additionally, Dr. Tran has been awarded both the Department of Psychology and College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards.

Recent publications

McElrath, K., Taylor, A., Tran, K. (2016) Black-white disparities in criminal justice referrals to drug treatment: Addressing treatment need or expanding the diagnostic net? Behavioral Sciences. 

Arhin, A., Gallop, K., Mann, J. C., Cannon, S., Tran, K., Wang, M.-C. (2016). Acupuncture as a Treatment Option in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-Related Tinnitus in War Veterans: A Case Presentation. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34(1), 56-63.

Tran, K., Wong, Y. J., Cokley, K. O., Brownson, C., Drum, D., Awad, G., Wang, M.-C. (2015). Suicidal Asian American College Students’ Perceptions of Protective Factors: A Qualitative Study. Death Studies(39), 500-507.

Wang, M.-C., Nyutu, P., Tran, K., Spears, A. (2015). Finding Resiliency: Sense of Community and Its Mediation Effect on Military Spouses’ Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

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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