Minsun Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Dr. Lee joined the faculty in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program in Fall, 2020. She was previously at Seton Hall University between Fall 2015 and Spring 2019, during which time she mentored doctoral students in their research and conducted her own research on bicultural therapists, negotiating gender roles across bicultural contexts, resolving bicultural conflict in psychotherapy, and examining race talk in psychotherapy. She also taught classes on theories and techniques in counseling psychology, practicum, qualitative research, and race/ethnicity in multicultural counseling. She left Seton Hall in May, 2019 to pursue full-time clinical work at the Debra Simon Center for Integrative Behavioral Health & Wellness at Hackensack University Medical Center. There, she conducted individual, couple, and family therapy along with facilitating an interpersonal process group for people with chronic interpersonal difficulties. She is still a per diem psychologist at Hackensack University Medical Center, where she provides individual therapy, primarily from a psychodynamic orientation while incorporating sociocultural and systemic contexts. She also sees couples and families, integrating various couples and systems theories.
Dr. Lee completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Albany Psychology Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Albany Medical Center/Albany Medical college. Dr. Lee conducts research on bicultural identity, racial/cultural factors in psychotherapy, the intersections of culture, race, and gender, and critical consciousness. She mainly uses qualitative methods situated within a constructivist or critical paradigm. As a research mentor, she believes in the importance of the holistic development of her mentees, as a person and as a psychologist in training.
- Ph.D., University at Albany - SUNY
- M.A., Antioch University - Santa Barbara
- M.A., Seoul National University
- B.A., Seoul National University
- Castillo, K., Reynolds (Taewon Choi), J. D., Lee, M., & Elliott, J. L. (2020, July 2). Black-Asian American Identity: An Exploratory Study on How Internalized Oppression Impacts Identity Development. Asian American Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication.
- Friedlander, M. L., Lee, M., & Escudero, V. (2019). What we do and don't know about the nature and analysis of couple interaction. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 8, 24-44.
- Keum, B. T., Miller, M. J., Lee, M., & Chen, G. A. (2018). Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale for Asian Americans: Testing the factor structure and measurement invariance across generational status. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 9, 149-157.
- Escudero, V., Lee, M., & Friedlander, M. L. (2018). Dyadic interaction analysis. In E. Brauner, M. Boos, and M. Kolbe (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of group interaction analysis (pp. 45-67). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Reynolds, J. D., & Lee, M. (2018). Ethical and methodological issues resulting from recording lapses in qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 23(7), 1509-1514.
- Pieterse, A. L., Lee, M., & Fetzer, A. (2016). Racial group membership and multicultural training: Examining the experiences of counseling and counseling psychology students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 38, 28–47.
- Clemence, A. J., Balkoski, V. I., Lee, M., Poston, J. M., Schaefer, B. M., Maisonneuve, I. M., Bromley, N., Lukowitsky, M., Pieterse, P., Antonikowski, A., Hall, S., & Glick, S. D. (2016). Residents’ reflections on their SBIRT training: A six-month follow-up. Substance Abuse, 37, 306-314.
- Clemence, A. J., Balkoski, V. I., Schaefer, B. M., Lee, M., Bromley, N., Maisonneuve, I. M., Hamilton, C. J., Lukowitsky, M., Poston, J. M., Hall, S., Pieterse, P., Antonikowski, A., & Glick, S. D. (2016). Multispecialty screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training in an academic medical center: Resident training experience across specialties. Substance Abuse, 37, 356-363.
- Pieterse, A. L., Lee, M., Collins, N. M., & Ritmeester, A. (2013). Towards an integrated model of self-awareness development for counseling and psychotherapy training. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 26, 190-207.