2003, PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Major: Family and Child Ecology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization
Dissertation: Influence of Early Attachment on Couple Relationship for Child Sexual Abuse
Survivors and Their Partners
1996, MS, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Major: Counseling and Human Services
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, License #1447
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MI, License #4101006438
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Member
National Council on Family Relation Professional Member
AWARDS & HONORS
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate School, Michigan State University, $ 6000
Best New Professional Poster Award, Family Therapy Section, National Council on Family Relation 2009 Annual Conference.
PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator ID # 1236932
Gottman Level 1 & 2 Completed
12/19/2011 to 05/15/2015
Marriage and Family Therapist
Lowell Vet Center, Lowell, MA
Ingham Counseling Center, Lansing, Michigan
MFT student intern in Child and Adolescent Unit providing family therapy for children and their parents
Eve’s Place, Lansing Michigan
MFT student intern counseling with women and children in the intimate partner violence shelter
MSU Family and Child Clinic, E. Lansing Michigan
MFT student intern providing individual, couple, and family therapy
Beta Foster Care La Mirada, California
Full-time Social Worker providing case management for the foster parents and foster children
YWCA WINGS West Covina, California
Volunteer, Domestic Violent Women’s Shelter Crisis Line Volunteer
The Garden Of Hope Foundation Taipei, Taiwan
Full-time Therapist, Weekly individual and group therapy with adult survivor of child sexual abuse, and domestic violence female victims
Kuan-Yin Lin Buddhist Association Taipei, Taiwan
Part-time counselor for individual and couple’s counseling
Soochow University Taipei, Taiwan
Part-time student individual counseling
Mercy’s Sex Therapy and Counseling Clinic Taipei, Taiwan
Part-Time Therapist, individual and couple counseling
Kuan-Yin Lin Buddhist Association Taipei, Taiwan
Full-Time Social Worker
Taipei City Psychiatric Center Taipei, Taiwan
Full-Time Weekly counseling and case management with substance abusers and their family.
08/2009 to 12/2011
The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Assistant Professor Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Department of Counseling
01/2004 to 05/2007
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Teaching Assistance, Dept. of Family and Child Ecology
Eternal Christian Community College, Taipei, Taiwan
Chen, C. G. & Carolan M. T. (2010). Phenomenon of comparative development between female survivors and their partners: Implications for couples therapy. Contemporary Family Therapy, 32 (4)396-411.
Chen, C. G. & Carolan, M. T.(2010). Intertwining couple and parenting relationships in female
survivors of abuse. Abstract submitted to the American Association of Marriage and Family
Therapy 2010 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Chen, C.G. & Carolan M.T. (2009). Child vs. Adult Attachment: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors and
Their Partners. Poster presented in the 71st National Council on Family Relation Annual
Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Chen, C.G. & Carolan M.T. (2009). Healing individual wound systematically: Treatment with CSA
adult female survivors and their partners. Poster presented in the 2009 American Association
of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.
Horodynski, M. A., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Chen, C. G., Weatherspoon, L. (2008). “My toddler won’t eat
her veggies!” Mothers’ self-efficacy, “picky eaters,” and toddler feeding practices in low-income
African American and Non-Hispanic/White Mothers. Abstract accepted to Midwestern Nursing
Research Society 2009 Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Wade, K. Horodynski, M. A., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Chen, C. G. (2008). Mealtime socialization and
early self-regulation in toddlers of low-income families. Abstract submitted to Midwestern
Nursing Research Society 2009 Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Sirer, K, Contraras, D., Chen, C. G., London, E. (2008). It’s Not about Getting Them Married: The
Case for Co-Parenting Education for Parents and Caregivers in Low-Income Communities.
Abstract accepted in Society for Research in Child Development 2009 Biennial Conference.
Chen, C,-J., Contraras, D. & Shirer, K. (2008). Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of a Marital
Education Program. Abstract accepted in the 2008 National Council on Family Relation Annual
Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas,
Chen, C.-J., Shirer, K., Parra Cardona, J. R., London, E., & Contreras, D. (2007). Influence of Co-
Parenting Relationship on Parenting Competence in Divorced and Unmarried Population. Poster
presented in the 2007 National Council on Family Relation Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Chen, C.-J. (2006). An ecological model for marriage and family therapy with midlife adults. Poster
presented in the 2006 Michigan Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference
Chen, C.-J. (2005). Dual relationship issues in the supervisory relationships. Poster presented in the
2005 Michigan Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Lansing, MI.
Shimabukuro, S. & Chen, C.-J. (2005). Evidence based treatment: Enhanced or obscuring cultural
richness? Poster presented in the 2005 American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.