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Y. Joel Wong

Associate Professor

Y. Joel Wong

Dr. Wong

About Me

I am a tenured Associate Professor in the Counseling/Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Programs as well as the program director of the Counseling Psychology Program at Indiana University. Our  counseling program was ranked  the 6th best program in the student counseling & personnel services category by the U.S. News and World Report in 2009 and 2010. I am also an affiliated faculty member with the Asian American Studies Program, the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Program, the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, and the Department of Gender Studies. I have taught courses in counseling theories, advanced counseling theories, counseling skills, positive psychology, multicultural counseling, social psychology, and Asian American psychology.

I have authored or co-authored more than 100 scholarly publications (peer-reviewed articles and book chapters). My research interests are in the areas of Asian/Asian American mental health, the psychology of men and masculinities, and positive psychology. Click here for more information about my research. Please email me if you are interested in copies of my publications.

I co-edited two books on the psychology of men and masculinities -- the APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities (Wong & Wester, 2016) and the Psychology of Men and Masculinities (Levant & Wong, 2017).

I am a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, 45, and 51) and of the Asian American Psychological Association.

In terms of professional service, I am an associate editor with the Journal of Counseling Psychology (outgoing) and the Psychology and Men and MasculinityI was the co-chair for the Awards & Recognition Committee and Leona Tyler Award Committee in Division 17 (Counseling Psychology). I also served as the communications officer of the Prevention Section in Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), APA (2008-2010), Co-Editor of The Diversity Factor, the offical newsletter of the Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Division 17 (2009-2011), and a board member of Division 51 (Men and Masculinity, Member-at-Large, 2011-2012). 

With regard to my clinical interests, I recently developed a psychoeducational group program to cultivate gratitude. I am interested in strength-based approaches to counseling, gender issues in counseling, counseling with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, and the treatment of anxiety-related concerns. I am also certified in the use of the 16PF Personality Assessment.


Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin


Here is a list of my publications.