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  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles


Christina Lee Kim is an associate professor of psychology at Biola University and a licensed clinical psychologist. She regularly teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs and supervises doctoral research. Her research interests include cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, mental health issues and the church, Asian-American psychology, and the use of qualitative research methods. Dr. Kim and her husband and their three daughters reside in Fullerton and are members of Crossway OC church where Dr. Kim serves as one of the worship leaders.

Christina Lee Kim's appointment calendar is available.


  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association


Peer-reviewed publications:

  • Davis, J., Kim, C.L., Anderson, T.L., Finger, R. (2020). Embryo recipients’ considerations of connections with donors. Adoption Quarterly,
  • Davis, E. B., Plante, T. G., Grey, M. J., Kim, C. L., Freeman-Coppadge, D., Lefevor, T., Paulez, J. A., Giwa, S., Lasser, J., Stratton, S. P., Deneke, E., & Glowiak, K. (2020). The role of civility and cultural humility in navigating controversial areas in psychology. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 
  • Robertson, L.G., Anderson, T.L., Hall, M.E.L., & Kim, C.L. (2019). Mothers and mental labor: A phenomenological focus group study of family-related thinking work. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43(2), 184-200. DOI: 10.1177/0361684319825581
  • Campbell, C. D. & Kim, C. L. (2015). The conscience clause in religious-distinctive programs.
    Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9, 279-285.
  • Kim, C. L., Hall, M. E. L., Anderson, T. L., & Willingham, M. (2011). Coping with discrimination in academia: Asian American and Christian perspectives. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 2(4), 291-305.
  • Kim, C. L., Anderson, T. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Willingham, M. (2010). Asian and female in the White God’s world: A qualitative exploration of discrimination in Christian academia. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 13(5), 453-465.


  • Kim, C.L., Taylor, M.A., & Paxton, A. (January, 2019). Cultural Humility in the Multicultural Supervision Relationship: Opportunities and Challenges. Roundtable discussion at the National Multicultural Summit and Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Hyun, J., Kim, C.L., Canada, A., & Kim, H. (August, 2018). Facilitating South Koreans’ Help-seeking Attitudes Toward Mental Health Services. Poster presentation presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Jho, J., Kim, C.L., & Canada, A. (August, 2018). Body Image, the Influence of Media, and the Pursuit of Plastic Surgery in South Koreans. Poster presentation presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Yuen, N.W., Kim, C.L., & Wang, M.S. (March, 2018). Higher Callings: Balancing Motherhood, Ministry, & Careers in the Christian Academy, Breakout session at the CCCU Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, Azusa, CA.
  • Kim, C.L., & Page, C.D. (January, 2017). At the intersection of multicultural training and faith beliefs: The experience of educators. Roundtable discussion at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Portland, OR.
  • Holcomb, J.A., Kim, C.L., & Taylor, M. (August, 2016).Psychoanalytic encounter within multicultural contexts: A phenomenological approach. Poster presentation presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Lawrence, C.A., Kim, C.L., & Cimbora, D. (August, 2016). The role of the Black church in addressing the mental health needs of the African-American community. Poster presentation presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Kim, C.L. (February, 2016). Cultural humility: A path inward, outward, and forward. Workshop presentation at the Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • Davis, J., Utter, K.C., & Kim, C.L. (April, 2015). Frozen hope: The experience of grief and God in embryo adoption. Paper presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Kim, C. L., & Kinoshita, G. (March, 2014). Microaggressions in a Christian context: Barriers and bridges to the practice of cultural humility. Workshop presented at the fifth national Christians on Diversity in the Academy conference, Arcadia, CA.

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Counseling
  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Mental Health
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Women
  • Asian-American Mental Health Issues
  • Asian-American Psychology
  • Microaggressions
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