Yunkyoung Garrison

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Associations

Psychology

Pettengill Hall, Room 365

Asian Studies

American Studies

207-786-6195ygarriso@bates.edu

About

Education

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, The University of Iowa
  • 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.

I am interested in deconstructing dominant ideologies and narratives (e.g., white supremacy, meritocracy) and exploring how they are related to the psychological and vocational outcomes among people of color and immigrant and refugee communities. I seek to recognize diverse ways of knowing, healing, 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.

 

Clinical Interests

I am a licensed psychologist to practice in Maine, and I engage in clinical practice, including individual psychotherapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and consultation. I also have PSYPACT Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology. Both my research and clinical experiences inform my teaching, specifically Counseling Psychology, Community-Based Research Methods, and Psychology of Oppression and Liberation.

 

Publications

* Bates students

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2024

Garrison, Y. L., Cadenas, G. A. & Ali, S. A. (2024). A framework of community-engaged vocational research methodologies: Liberatory perspectives. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2024.103970

Garrison, Y. L., Tang, S. S., Lee, A. B. (2024). Liberation psychology perspectives for Asian Americans. Journal of Health Service Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42843-024-00098-z

Garrison, Y. L. Ali, S. R., & Mahatmya, D. (in press). Work hope among rural Latinx and White youth: The role of beliefs in a just America, class inequality, and educational meritocracy. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance

Garrison, Y. L., Luo, Y., & Sahker, E. (2024). Integration of substance use disorder treatment in traditional mental health facilities: Timeseries and cross-sectional evaluations. International Journal of Drug Policy, 124, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104312

* Kleinbardt, H., Garrison, Y. L., & Blankenau, A. (2024). Transracial and transnational adoption in children’s literature: Implications for Asian American adoptees’ representation, cultural authenticity, and identity. Adoption Quarterly. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10926755.2024.2345053

2023

Garrison, Y. L., Kim, T., Son, Y., Aldrich, C., Ali, S. R., & *Jiao T. (2023). Fluent or discriminated? English language and career learning experiences among Asian international students. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 1-12. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-023-09620-z

Wang, K., Andres, C., Ho, Y. C. S., Garrison, Y. L., & Kivlighan III, D. M. (2023). Asian international psychotherapist’s experiences of client’s microaggression in therapy, Psychotherapy, 60(4), 442-454. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000502

Garrison, Y. L., *Jiao, T., *Vaz, S., *Shah, S., *Reeves, D., *Murphy, S., Lin, C., & *Pak, S. (2023). A qualitative study of women of color group psychotherapists: The wellspring of collective healing. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 70(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000643

*Sonoda, P. T., & Garrison, Y. L. (2023). Storytelling for Asian-White Multiracial American college students’ racial identity. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000526

2022

Jung, A.-K., & Garrison, Y. L. (2022). The Korean version of the Classism Experiences Questionnaire-Academe. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Advance online publication.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-022-09481-1

Ali, S. R., Drustrup, D., Garrison, Y. L., & Mahatmya, D. (2022). Economic justice and vocational psychology: Towards community change. Journal of Career Assessment. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/10690727211069535

Garrison, Y. L., Yeung, C. W., Ho, Y. C. S., Hong, J., Son, Y., Lin, C.-L. R., & Bermingham, C. (2022). Linguistic minority international counseling psychology trainees’ experiences in clinical supervision. Advance online publication. The Counseling Psychologist. https://doi.org/10.1177/00110000221094324

Garrison, Y. L., Park, S., Yeung, C. W., Li, Z., Ho, Y. C. S., & Chang-Tran, J. (2023). The social class worldviews of Chinese international students in the United States. Journal of International Students13(1). https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v13i1.4013

2021

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

2020

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

2019

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

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

2018

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., & 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

2017

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

2011-2012

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 Co-Chair of the Korean Psychology Network Faculty/Research Committee. I also serve as an editorial board member of peer-reviewed journals, including The Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Mental Health CounselingJournal of Career Assessment, and Journal of Career Development.