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Jessica Cho Kim, LCSW

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2018-2019

Advisor: Dr. Malitta Engstrom

Research Interests

Asian American youth well-being

Culturally reflexive mental healthcare

Trauma

Family systems

Jessica is a third-year PhD student. She is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of practice experience in agency, governmental, and private practice settings delivering clinical services to children, adults, and families. Borne of her diverse experience as a psychotherapist comes a strong interest in researching the impact of myriad traumatic experiences across the lifespan. She is committed to improving mental health for Asian American youth and families who do not utilize existing systems of care.

Jessica was born in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. Additionally, she completed a post-master’s social work fellowship in child and adolescent mental health at Yale University. She lives in South Jersey with her husband and three children.

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