Professional Activities

Community presentations

Audre Lorde - "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." on yellow backgroundRadical Self-care for Activists (July 2020) – interactive workshop for OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates National Intern program

Mental Well-Being in a Pandemic (January 2021) – presentation for OCA-Greater Los Angeles and NBC Universal Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) employee resource group

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I discussed Radical Self-Care and Liberation with Dr. Helen Neville on her Liberation Now podcast. Radical self-care is about a mindset – to be our authentic selves in community with others. (May 2021)

I talked about Asian American women and mental health topics with Angie Suh on Asian Fail – including the Model Minority Myth, anti-Asian harassment, self-advocacy and assertiveness. (September 2020)

Drs. Hector Adames, Bryana French, Helen Neville, and I represented the Psychology of Radical Healing Collective on The Psychologists Off the Clock podcast to discuss steps we can take at the individual and community level to heal from racial trauma and oppression. (August 2020)

I also co-host the Get Me Outta Here, Please! podcast with Dr. Hilary Anand – the podcast focuses on professional development for psychology students and early career professionals. 


The Psychology of Radical Healing logoTask Force Member – APA Div. 45 Dr. Helen Neville’s Presidential Task Force (2017-2019) – Radical Healing: Healing through Social Justice.

Psychology Today blog: Healing through Social JusticeThe Psychology of Radical Healing Collective includes Drs. Helen A. Neville, Hector Y. Adames, Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Della V. Mosley, Bryana H. French, Jioni A. Lewis, and Grace A. Chen. Our team discusses the psychology of healing from racial and ethnic trauma. Learn more about the Psychology of Radical Healing.

MentorAAPA Leadership Fellows Program for early career psychologists


French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D., Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A. & Neville, H. A. (2020). Toward a psychological framework of radical healing in communities of color. The Counseling Psychologist, 1-33.

Chen, G.A., & Alvarez, A.N. (2012). A multicultural counseling perspective on Ruth as an Asian American. In G. Corey (Ed.), Case approach to counseling and psychotherapy (8th edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press.

Chen, G.A. (2009). Managing Multiple Social Identities. In N. Tewari & A.N. Alvarez (Eds.), Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Chen, G.A., LePhuoc, P.I., Guzmán, M.R., Rude, S.R., & Dodd, B.G. (2006). Exploring Asian American Racial Identity, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12, 461-476.


French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., & Chen, G.A. (2021, February). Psychology of Radical Healing Framework. Grand rounds presentation (virtual) at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Chen, G.A. & Kim, S.C. (2017, October). Self-Marketing 101: An Essential Professional Skill. Interactive session presented at the annual conference of the Asian American Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Chen, G.A. (2010, October). Like Water Over a Rock: The Impact of Microaggressions. Diversity Scholar presentation at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies, Portland, OR.

Chen, G.A., Maeda, A., & Deng, C.-P. (2007, August). One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Examining Ethnically-Matched Therapists and Clients. Interactive session presented at the annual conference of the Asian American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Chen, G.A. (2007, January). Conflicts in Asian American Identity: Managing Multiple Social Identities. Individual paper presented as part of the symposium, “Giving Voice to Marginalized Communities: Explorations of Intersecting Social Identities,” at the 2007 National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Seattle, WA.

Chen, G.A., LePhuoc, P.I., Rude, S. & Guzmán, M.R. (2003, August). Debunking the model minority myth: Exploring the complexity of Asian American racial identity. Poster session presented at the 111th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

LePhuoc, P.I. & Chen, G.A. (2003, May). Toward a Critical Psychology of Race, Identity, and Asian Americans. Roundtable discussion at the annual conference of the Association of Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA.


California Psychological Association (CPA)

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

APA Division 45 – Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race

APA Division 35 Section 5 – Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women