Eric C. Chen, Ph.D.


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Eric C. Chen, PhD, is a Professor of Counseling and Counseling Psychology at Fordham University. Born and raised in Taiwan, he was a high school teacher before coming to the U.S. to pursue his graduate degrees. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. Since joining Fordham in 1995, he has served as department chair and as training director of the Counseling Psychology PhD program. He currently coordinates the master’s Mental Health Counseling program. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Chen serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49 of the APA) where he also chairs the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee. At the APA’s 2020 annual meeting, he was honored with the Presidential Award from APA’s Division 49. His professional and research interests center on group counseling and stigmatized identities of marginalized individuals, and, in particular, undocumented immigrant students and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.