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Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Training School Professionals & Mental Health Professionals
in counseling and trauma-informed care for a multicultural society
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Wonyoung Cho, MS, LMFT

Lecturer, Fieldwork Supervisor (English, Korean), and Graduate Assistant for MFT program

Cho received a BA in Psychology from UCLA and graduated from the SDSU MFT program in 2012. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California and a doctoral candidate in Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University's Joint Doctoral Program in Education. Cho also works as the Clinical Supervision Coordinator for the Center for Community Counseling and Engagement (CCCE) in coordinating supervision for students and pre-licensed clinicians. She returned from over three years of full-time clinical work at the Rady Children's Hospital, Outpatient Psychiatry, and supervises graduate students in clinical work time to time as an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor. Cho is an active member of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) as Communications Officer in the Division of Practice (DoP), as well as American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) as the Chair of the Student Committee.

Research & Teaching Interests:

Theories of therapy and learning; Comparative Education; Cultural influences and professional cultural proficiency in schools and mental health care systems; as well as Trauma-informed health care and education.

Selected professional development seminars:

Cho, W. L. (March 2018). Constructing and Scaffolding Narrative Identity in Therapy. In-service for clinical staff and interns at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego—Outpatient Psychiatry, North Coastal

Cho, W. L. (March 2018*). Framing Culture with Bowen Family Systems Theory.  In-service for clinical staff and interns at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego — Outpatient Psychiatry, North Coastal

*Annual Presentation (2014-2018) 

Cho, W. L. (May 2017*). Narrative Therapy. In-service for interns at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego — Outpatient Psychiatry, North Coastal

*Annual Presentation (2014-2017)

Cho, W. L. (July 2015). TF-CBT with Complex Trauma: Case Study. In-service and live case presentation for student intern team at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego — Outpatient Psychiatry, North Coastal

Cho, W. L. (June 2015*). Cultural Considerations for East Asian Families. In-service presentations for staff and interns at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego — Outpatient Psychiatry, North Coastal

*Annual Presentation (2012-2015) 

Cho, W. L., Sallas, K., and Pineda, J. (July 2014). Raising Cultural Awareness and Translating it to Documentation. Mandatory Cultural Competency training for clinical staff at the Outpatient Psychiatry Department, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego

Personal Interests:

Clinical specializations in trauma work with children and youth, as well as their families; working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural ways to facilitate more practical, effective, and ethical mental health care and education for the next generation. Enjoying culture well.

Contact:

Email: wonyoung.cho-w@sdsu.edu 
SNS: @wylcho