Yunkyong Garrison

Yunkyoung Garrison

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Associations

Psychology

Pettengill Hall, Room 365

American Studies

207-786-6195ygarriso@bates.edu

About

Education

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, The University of Iowa
  • Post-Doctoral Residency, Psychology Specialists of Maine
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship, Colorado State University Health Network
  • M.A. Educational Measurement and Statistics, The University of Iowa
  • M.A. Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  • B.B.A. Business Administration, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
 

Research Interests

As a scholar-practitioner-advocate, I view research as a catalyst for individual and societal change, and thus my scholarly activities are shaped by multicultural, feminist, critical, and liberation psychology paradigms. My overarching interest is in deconstructing dominant cultural ideologies (e.g., white supremacy, meritocracy) and exploring how they are related to the psychological and vocational outcomes among people of color, immigrants and refugees, and working-class community members. I strive to name and challenge not only internalized oppression but also internalized domination that have historically been perpetuated in and by research and practice in psychology. To do so, I seek to recognize and document multiple ways of knowing, healing, coping, and growing among marginalized communities. In addition, as a bilingual researcher, I conceptualize and develop tools to assess cultural constructs relevant to Korean and Korean American communities.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles
  Nakum, R., & Garrison, Y. L. (under review). “We deserve to learn about ourselves”: The voices among Women of Color students in predominantly white Institutions. Garrison, Y. L., Yeung, C. W., Ho, Y. C. S., Hong, J., Son, Y., Lin, C.-L. R., & Bermingham, C. (in press). Linguistic minority international counseling psychology trainees’ experiences in clinical supervision. The Counseling Psychologist. Garrison, Y. L., Ali, S. R., Lin, C. R., Kim, J. C., & Heshmati, S. (2021). Healthcare career intervention with youth in a predominantly Latinx rural community: A pilot study of a creative approach. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-020-09455-y Garrison, Y. L., Rice, A., & Liu, W. M. (2021). The American Meritocracy Myth Stress Scale (AMMSS): Scale development and initial validation. The Counseling Psychologist, 49(1), 80-105. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000020962072 Ali, S. R., Garrison, Y. L., Dawson, D. A, & Cervantes, Z., M. (2021). Sociopolitical development and healthcare career interests, self-efficacy, and outcome expectations among rural youth. The Counseling Psychologist. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1177/00110000211007440 Sahker, E., Park, S., Garrison, Y. L., Yeung, C. W., Luoa, Y., Arndt, S., & Furukawa. T. A. (2021). State population indices predict Asian American and Pacific Islander successful substance use treatment completion: Initial exploratory observations. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Advance online publicaation. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332640.2020.1864539 An, H. Y., Goodyear, R. K., Seo, Y. S., Garrison, Y. L., Baek, K. Y., & Cho, H. J. (2020). Supervisor style as a predictor of relationship quality and supervisee satisfaction: Perceptions of U.S. and South Korean supervisees. Asia Pacific Education Review, 21, 487-504. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12564-020-09637-x  Kivlighan III, D. M., Ali, R., & Garrison, Y. L. (2020). Is there an optimal level of positive and constructive feedback in group therapy? A response surface analysis. Psychotherapy, 57(2), 174-183. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000244 Lustgarten, S. D., Garrison, Y. L., Sinnard, M. T., & Flynn, A. W. P. (2020). Digital privacy in mental healthcare: Current issues and recommendations for technology use. Current Opinion in Psychology, 36, 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.03.012 Kivlighan III, D. M., Aloe, A., Adams, M., Garrison, Y. L., Obrecht, A., Ho, S., Kim, J. Y. C., Hooley, I., Chan, L., & Deng, K. (2020). How large are group effects? A meta-analysis of the intraclass correlation coefficient in group therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(4), 322-337. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000474 Rice, A., Garrison, Y. L., & Liu, W. M. (2020). Spending as Social and Affective Coping (SSAC): Measure development and initial validation. The Counseling Psychologist, 48(1), 78-105. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000019878848 Park, S., Garrison, Y. L., & Liu, W. M. (2020). Career decision ambiguity tolerance of Asian men in the United States. Journal of Career Development, 47(6), 641-656. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845318811675 Sahker, E., Garrison, Y. L., Yeung, C. W., Park, S., & Arndt, S. (2019). Treatment without diagnosis: The status of known diagnoses in US addictions treatment centres. International Journal of Drug Policy, 63, 97-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.015 Liu, W. M., Liu, R. Z., Garrison, Y. L., Kim, J. Y. C., Ho, Y. C., Chan, L., & Yeung, C. W. (2019). Racial trauma, microaggressions, and becoming racially innocuous: Acculturation and white supremacist ideology. American Psychologist, 74, 143-155. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000368 Ali, S. R., Pham, A. Z., Garrison, Y. L., & Brown, S. D. (2019). Project HOPE: Sociopolitical development and SCCT beliefs of Latinx and White rural middle school students. Journal of Career Development, 46, 410-424. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845319832973 Garrison, Y. L., Kim, J. Y. C., & Liu, W. M. (2018). A qualitative study of Korean men experiencing stress due to nonprestigious hakbeol. The Counseling Psychologist, 46, 786-813. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000018798042 Garrison, Y. L., Sahker, E., Yeung, C. W., Park, S. & Arndt, S. (2019). Asian American and Pacific Islander substance use treatment completion. Psychological Services, 16(4), 636–646. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000274 Garrison, Y. L., & Liu, W. M. (2018). Using the social class worldview model in student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 162, 19-33. https://doi.org/10.1002/ss.20259 Garrison, Y. L., Liu, W. M., Yeung, C. W., Park, S., Sahker, E., & Conrad, M. (2017). The meaning of hakbeol within the context of educational meritocracy and prestige among South Korean college students. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 7, 105-121. https://doi.org/10.18401/2017.7.2.1 Garrison, Y. L., Lee, K.-H., & Ali, S. R. (2017). Career identity and life satisfaction: The mediating role of tolerance for uncertainty and positive/negative affect. Journal of Career Development, 44, 516-529. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845316668410 Garrison, Y. L., & Lee, K. H. (2017). Meaning in life among Korean college students based on emotionality and tolerance of uncertainty. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, 26-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.044 Liu, W. M., Latino, C., & Garrison, Y. L. (2017). Social class, classism, and race: Subjective worldviews and the role of rotating credit associations. In A. W. Blume (Ed.), Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology. ABC-CLIO/Praeger Publishing: Santa Barbara, CA. Ali, S. R., Brown, S. D., Loh, Y. (2017). Project HOPE: Evaluation of health-career education programming for Latino and rural youth. Career Development Quarterly, 65, 57-71. https://doi.org/10.1002/cdq.12080 Sahker, E., Yeung, C., Garrison, Y. L., Park, S., & Arndt, S. (2017). Asian American and Pacific Islanders substance use treatment admission trends. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 171, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.11.022 Lustgarten, S. D., Elchert, D. M., Cederberg, C., Garrison, Y. L., Ho, Y. C. (2017). Readability of informed consent documents at university counseling centers. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 30, 281-296. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2017.1343108 Loh, Y., & Lee, K.-H. (2012). The effect of mentor experience on career adaptability among university students. Asian Journal of Education, 13, 231-250. Loh, Y., & Kim, N.-R. (2012). How mentoring functions predict mentors’ leadership skills. GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 1(2), 35-39. Park, S., Loh, Y., Cho, E., & Lee, D.-G. (2011). Differences in interpersonal problems and happiness by the subgroups of anger expression styles. Korean Journal of Social and Personality Psychology, 25(3), 77-92.  

Professional Affiliations and Engagement

Currently, I serve as Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychological Association Newsletter and Co-Chair of Korean Psychology Network Faculty/Research Committee. I also serve as a editorial board member of peer-reviewed journals, including The Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Mental Health CounselingJournal of Career Assessment, and Journal of Career Development.      

Expertise

Current Courses

Fall Semester 2021

AMPY 377
Psychology of Oppression and Liberation

PSYC 323
Counseling Psychology

PSYC 360
Independent Study

PSYC 360
Independent Study

PSYC 360
Independent Study

PSYC 457A
Senior Thesis/Empirical Research

PSYC 457C
Senior Thesis/Theoretical Review and Integration

Winter Semester 2022

PSYC 262
Community-Based Research Methods

PSYC 323
Counseling Psychology