Doris F. Chang is Associate Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work and a research scientist at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute. A clinical psychologist by training, her research seeks to improve the well-being of racial and ethnic minorities by a) clarifying the role of race, ethnicity, and culture in shaping interpersonal dynamics, b) identifying strategies for improving relational processes and outcomes in interracial and intercultural contexts, and c) developing inclusive, culturally-grounded interventions for clinical and educational contexts that integrate mindfulness and other contemplative traditions.
In 2018, she was awarded a PEACE grant from the Mind & Life Institute to develop and pilot a mindfulness-based critical consciousness training program for K-5 teachers in New York City. She is on the editorial boards of the Asian American Journal of Psychology, Psychotherapy Research, and Frontiers in Psychology (Cultural Psychology section). Previously, she was Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the New School for Social Research. Dr. Chang is a recipient of The New School Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching and is a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr.Chang is a graduate of the Nalanda Institute’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy. She maintains a private practice in New York City.
Doris was featured on the Mind & Life podcast episode Critical Consciousness.