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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi
  • M.A., University of Mississippi
  • B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Biography

Hailing from Malaysia, Chin is deeply involved in studies that increase access to care for diverse populations. More specifically, he is interested in help-seeking trajectories for mental health problems, trauma/burnout symptoms, as well as instrument development initiatives (psychometrics). As a researcher, educator, clinician, and consultant, Chin enjoys meeting people from diverse backgrounds and expertise in the academic, clinical, and church communities. Prior to moving to California, Chin co-led the music ministry and taught exegesis and hermeneutics in a church plant called the International Christian Fellowship. In addition, he served as governing board member for Community Counseling Center and the Church Planting Center of Southeast Missouri. He was also a data analytics consultant for Happy the App and licensed clinical psychologist at the Hancock Center.

Affiliations

  • Midwestern Psychological Association (2017-Present)
  • National Council on Family Relations (2020-Present)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010-2020)
  • American Red Cross, Central Mississippi Chapter (2011-2016)
  • American Psychological Association (2008-2009)

Awards

  • Nominated for Outstanding Academic Advisor Award (2020)
  • National Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Scholarship (2014)
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Psychology Major (2009)
  • International Honor Society in Psychology (Year Inducted) (2008)
  • Academic Honor Society for Transfer Students (2008-2009)
  • Certificate of Superior Scholarship (2009)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln Honors Program (2007-2009)
  • Dean's Honor Roll (2007)
  • International Student Scholar's Award (2007)
  • Merit Scholarship Award (2006)

Publications (Selected)

  • Nettelhorst, S., Chin, E., Krome, L., & Reynolds, D. (2021). How did it go? A Comparison of experience and outcome-focused reviews on treatment expectations [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychology & Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Clubbs, B., & Chin, E. (2021). Pandemic Issues: Faculty Value Alignment and Moral Injury [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychology & Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Nettelhorst, S., Chin, E., Reynolds, D., Krome, L. (2019). Change My Mind: The Impact of Online Client Ratings and Reviews on Perceptions of Therapists. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 23(3), 227 – 248. https://doi.org/10.1080/15398285.2019.1646009
  • Faber, A. J., Chin, E., Wilburn, V. R., Shafaie, S. M. (2019). Measuring romantic competence in young adults: The Inventory of Romantic Relationship Competence. Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 13(1), 72 – 95. https://doi.org/10.5964/ijpr.v13i1.341
  • Chin, E., Ebesutani, C., Buchanan, E., & Young, J. (2018). Interpreting the total and subscale scores of the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress 21-items (DASS-21) among US college students. Psychological Reports, 122(4), 1550 – 1575. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294118783508
  • Chin, E., Bernecker, S., Buchanan, E. M., Cunningham, S., Schumacher-Coffey, J. A., & Coffey, S. F. (2018). A novel dissemination effort for prolonged exposure: Practice & Dissemination Curriculum. Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy, 11(3), 314 – 318. doi: 10.1037/tra0000362
  • Belleau, E. L., Chin, E., Wanklyn, S. G., Zabrano-Vazquez, L., Schumacher, J. A., & Coffey, S. F. (2017). Pre-treatment predictors of early termination from Prolonged Exposure Therapy in patients with chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders. Behavior Research and Therapy, 91, 43 – 50. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.01.011.
  • Johnson, L. R., Chin E., Kajumba, M., Kizito, S., Bangirana, P. (2017). Views on depression from traditional healing and psychiatry clinics in Uganda: Perspectives from patients and their providers. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(2), 243 – 261. doi: 10.1177/0022022116675424
  • Johnson, L. R., Chin, E., Kajumba, M., Buchanan, E., Kizito, S., & Bangirana, P. (2016). Do concepts of depression predict help-seeking in Uganda? A closer look at explanatory models among community and clinical participants. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(7), 893 – 909. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22378
  • Kurz, S. A., Drescher, C. F., Chin, E., & Johnson, L. R. (2016). Measuring social desirability across language and gender: A comparison of Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale factor structures in English and Mandarin Chinese in Malaysia. PsyCh Journal, 5(2), 92 – 100. doi:10.1002/pchj.124
  • Ritchwood, T.D., Ebesutani, C., Chin, E., & Young, J. (2016). The Loneliness Questionnaire: Establishing measurement invariance across ethnic groups. Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1073191115625799
  • Chin, E., Drescher, C. F., Trent, L., Darden, Seak, W. C., Young, J., & Johnson, L. (2015). Searching for a screener: examination of the factor structure of the General Health Questionnaire in Malaysia. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 4(2), 111 – 127. doi: 10.1037/ipp0000030
  • Chin, E., Drescher, C. F., & Johnson, L. (2013). Biography of Draguns. In K. D. Keith (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Chin, E., & Young, J., & Ebesutani, C. (2013). Application of the tripartite model to a complicated sample of residential youth with externalizing problems. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 4(33), 469-478. doi: 10.1007/s10578-012-0341-y
  • Drescher, C. F., Chin, E., Johnson, L. (2012). Exploring developmental assets in Ugandan youth. International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 4(1), 500-520 https://doi.org/10.18357/ijcyfs34.1201211557

Presentations

  • Clubbs, B., & Chin. E. (2021, November 18-21). Renewing and transforming by adopting social-emotional learning in the college classroom and embodying mindfulness as an instructor: A mixed-methods study combining autoethnography and single-subject design [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 107th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, United States.
  • Campos, Y., Faber, T., Kuborn, S., & Chin, E. (2021, November 2nd). Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Romantic Competence. 2021 National Council on Family Relations (Virtual), United States.
  • Clubbs, B., & Chin E. (2021, September 29 - October 1). Hy-Flex, Mixed Modalities, and Moral Injury: The Elephant in the Zoom. Virtual Focus on Teaching and Technology, St Louis, MO, United States.
  • Clubbs, B., Odegard-Koester, M., & Chin, E. (2020, November 19 - 22). I get by with a little help from my …colleagues: The crossroads of faculty burnout, social support, and institutional support [Paper presentation]. 106th Annual Convention for the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN, United States.
  • Faber, T., Chin, E., Kostadinova, R. (2020, November 11-14). Teaching resiliency building practices through experiential learning [Paper presentation]. National Council on Family Relations 2020 Annual Conference, St Louis, MO, United States.
  • Krome, E., Nettelhorst, S., & Chin, E. (2020, August 6-9). Pseudo clients evidence base-rate neglect when assessing fictional therapist online rating profile. In D. J. Reynolds (Chair), What research implies for private practitioners positive online presence [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 2020 Convention, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Chin, E., & Spiker, R. (2020, April 23-25). Cross-Cultural Psychometric Investigation of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 [Poster presentation]. Midwestern Psychological Association 2020 Conference, Chicago, IL, United States. http://midwesternpsych.org/wp-... (Conference canceled). https://osf.io/hdq8t/.
  • Thrower, Q., Chin E. (2020, April 23-25). Disclosure effect on PTSD and trauma-related disorders [Poster presentation]. Midwestern Psychological Association 2020 Conference, Chicago, IL, United States. http://midwesternpsych.org/wp-... (Conference canceled)
  • Spiker, R., & Chin, E. (2019, November 13-16). An Examination of Self-efficacy and Loneliness as Predictors of PTSD Symptoms [Poster presentation]. 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Aneheim, CA, United States.
  • Nettelhorst, S., Chin, E., Krome, L., & Reynolds, D. (2019, August 8-11). Change my mind: The impact of online client ratings and reviews on perceptions of mental health therapists [Poster presentation]. 2019 American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Reynolds, D., & Chin, E. (2018, October 18-20). Creation of a Professor-Student Rapport Measure for Online Teaching [Paper presentation]. 17th Annual Conference on Teaching, a Flagship Conference of Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ, United States.
  • McCormack, K., Whiteford-Damerall, A., Chin, E. (2018, April 12-14). Performance of the Working Alliance Inventory-Short Revised (WAI-SR) with Dually Diagnosed Individuals with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) [Poster presentation]. 2018 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Hennemann, C., & Chin, E. (2018, April 12-14). Perceptions of Mental Health Disorders across Disciplines [Poster presentation]. 2018 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Chin, E., Bernecker, S., Buchanan, E., Cunningham, S., Schumacher, J., & Coffey, S. (2017, November 16-19). A Novel Dissemination Effort for Prolonged Exposure: Practice & Dissemination Curriculum [Poster presentation]. 51st annual meeting for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Garner, B., & Chin, E. (2017, April 12-13). A literature review of PTSD and pregnancy: Implications for future research directions [Poster presentation]. 25th annual Student Research Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO, United States.
  • Johnson, L. R., Chin, E., Buchanan, E., Kajumba, M., Kizito, S., & Bangirana, P. (2015, November 12-15). Do concepts of depression predict help-seeking in Uganda? A closer look at explanatory models among community and clinical participants [Poster presentation]. 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Chin, E., Edmond, S., Baillie, L., Patel, A., & Gabriele, J. (2015, April 22-25). Reach and effectiveness of evidence-based psychotherapies for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [Paper presentation]. 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions for the Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Antonio, TX, United States.
  • Edmond, S., Chin, E., Baillie, L., & Patel, A., & Gabriele, J. (2015, April 22-25). The prevalence of chronic pain in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder [Paper presentation]. 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions for the Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Antonio, TX, United States.
  • Kurz, S., Chin, E., Drescher, C. F., Khor, K. L., Seak, W. C., Loo, A., Romeo, S., & Johnson, L. R. (2014, November 20-23). Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis of the 14-item Marlowe Crowne-Social Desirability Scale across Chinese and English languages for a Malaysian population [Poster presentation]. 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
  • Kurz, A. S., Drescher, C. F., Chin, E., Khor, K. L., Seak, R., Loo, A., Romeo, S. & Johnson, L. R. (2014, November 20-23). General self-efficacy and psychological distress: Testing the moderating effects of questionnaire language using structural equation modeling [Poster presentation]. 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
  • Chin, E. (2014, April). Convergent and predictive validity of the 12-item Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-12) [Paper presentation]. 2014 University of Mississippi Conference on Psychological Science, Oxford, MS, United States.
  • Darden, M. C., Chin, E., Berkout, O., Drescher, C. F., Trent, L., Khor, K. L, Seak, R., Loo, A., Romeo, S., & Johnson, L. (2013, November 21-24). Factor Structure and Other Psychometric Properties of the General Self Efficacy Scale in a Malaysian Sample [Poster presentation]. 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN, United States.
  • Drescher, C. F., Chin, E., Trent, L. R., Darden, M. C., Vosbein, M., Khor, K. L., Seak, R., Loo, A., Romeo, S. & Johnson, L. R. (2013, November 21-24). An analysis of the psychometric properties of the English and Chinese versions of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ): A Malaysian college sample [Poster presentation]. 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN, United States.
  • Chin, E., Drescher, C. F., Trent, L., Darden, M., Kremer, A., Khor, K. L., Seak, R., Loo, A., Romeo, A., & Johnson, L. (2013, April). Psychometric Properties of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) with a Malaysian sample [Poster presentation]. 3rd annual University of Mississippi Graduate Research Forum, Oxford, MS, United States.
  • Chin, E., & Trent, L., & Young, J. (2012, November 15-18). Examining the 21-item Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scales with receiver operating characteristic curves in a college sample [Poster presentation]. 46th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD, United States.
  • Chin, E., Ebesutani, C., Buchanan, E., & Young, J. (2011, November 10-13). Applicability of the 21-item Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21) as a general measure of psychological distress [Poster presentation]. 45th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.
  • Chin, E., Ebesutani, C., & Young, J. (2011, November 10-13). Examining a temperamental reactivity-to-stress approach with the tripartite model of anxiety and depression [Poster presentation]. 45th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.
  • Drescher, C. F., & Chin, E. (2010, November 4-7). Developmental Assets Profile: A Ugandan youth population [Poster presentation]. 2011 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Chin, E., Drescher, C. F., & Trent, L., Ambrose, A., Heiden, L., & Young, J. (2010, October). Dissemination in school systems: feedback from behavioral vital signs personnel [Poster presentation]. 2010 Center for School Mental Health Conference, Albuquerque, NM, United States.
  • Chin, E., Heiden, L., Damon, J., Hight, Terry., & Young, J. (2010, November 18-21). Fit of the tripartite model with residential youth referred for externalizing problems [Poster presentation]. 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA, United States.
  • Chin, E., Schulenberg, S. E., Kua, E. (2010, October 2-3). Psychometric review of the General Health Questionnaire for use with Malaysian populations [Poster presentation]. 3rd ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.
  • Chin, E., West, T., Lenhardt, J., & Brock, A. (2009, April 30-May 2). Examining internalizing problems of sexually abused youth across time [Poster presentation]. Midwestern Psychological Association Convention – Psi Chi Program, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Chin, E., Wiebe, S., & Watts, K. (2009, April). The effect of smoking during pregnancy on infant development: Visual expectations at six months [Poster presentation]. University of Nebraska Undergraduate Research Conference, Lincoln, NE, United States.
  • Klinkebiel, C., West, T., Chin E., Brock, A., Dostal, H., & Dawley, E. (2008, November 13-16). Effectiveness of Teacher-Child Interaction Training in improving school readiness skills in a Head Start classroom [Poster presentation]. 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL, United States.
  • Brock, A., Chin E., Lenhardt, J. (2008, April). Examining the emotional and behavioral symptoms of siblings of sexually abused youth: Implications for assessment and treatment [Poster presentation]. University of Nebraska Undergraduate Research Conference, Lincoln, NE, United States.

Research Interests

  • Access to care
  • Help-seeking trajectories
  • Trauma/burnout
  • Psychometrics

Courses

  • Measurement and Assessments II: Personality
  • Introduction to Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Lifestyle Enhancement

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Access to care for diverse populations
  • Help-seeking trajectories
  • Trauma/burnout
  • Psychometrics
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