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Joel Jin

Joel Jin

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Email: jinj@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2908
Office: Marston 107


Education: BS, McMaster University, 2013; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2015; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2019; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2019. At SPU since 2019.

Dr. Joel Jin completed his doctoral education in clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA and his pre-doctoral clinical internship at (APA-accredited) Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, MI.

His current research scholarship is in the areas of types of perfectionists and implications of perfectionism among ethnic minority students and first-generation college students, mindfulness-based interventions, along with Asian and Asian American psychology. His research interests also include the psychological experience of Christian Asian American clergy and the lay. Related to clinical work, Dr. Jin has been interested in experiential dynamic therapies and the deliberate practice of both intrapsychic and relational clinical skills.

During his free time, Dr. Jin enjoys learning about film through video essays and watching basketball.


Selected Publications

Fung, J., Kim, J. J., Jin, J., Chen, G., Bear, L., & Lau, A. S. (2018). A randomized trial evaluating school-based mindfulness intervention for ethnic minority youth: Exploring mediators and moderators of intervention effects. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1-19.

Fung, J., Kim, J.J., Jin, J., Wu, Q., Fang, C., & Lau, A.S. (2017). Perceived social change, parental control, and family relations: A comparison of Chinese families in Hong Kong, mainland China, and the United States. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1671.

Fung, J., Guo, S., Jin, J., Bear, L., & Lau, A. (2016). A pilot randomized trial evaluating school-based mindfulness intervention for ethnic minority youth. Mindfulness, 7, 819-828.

Greenway, T. S., Jin, J., Shepherd, A. M., & Schnitker, S. A. (revise & resubmit). Beyond the Liberal-Conservative binary: A latent profile analysis of Moral Foundations Questionnaire responses from a Christian sample.

Please review Joel Jin's CV (PDF) for additional publications.