Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston
PhD Clinical Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston
MA Clinical Psychology
Certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR)
East Asian Philosophical foundations of Mental Illness beliefs. CE Credit talk given at Cornerstone Counseling Foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (June, 2022)
The model minority myth shattered: Asian American mental health in the age of COVID-19. Talk given at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. (April, 2020)
Understanding the psychological processes behind political justification. Talk given at Intervarsity Venn Diagram, Rosemead, CA (August, 2019)
Treating the Chinese diaspora in the U.S.: Cultural beliefs of mental illness and service utilization. Talk given at University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China SAR. (January, 2016)
** Designates Mentorship of Student Authors
**Wong, R., Liu, C. (2023 April). Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.
**Giles, E., Liu, C. (2023 April). Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.
Panels and Papers Presented
More Than Translation: Understanding and Decolonizing Mental Health Beliefs in East Asian Cultures. Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, Tokyo, Japan. (April, 2023)
The Impact of Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19: Anxiety, Depression, and Somatic Symptoms. In C. Liu (Chair), Racism within a Pandemic: Anti-Asian Discrimination’s Effect on Mental Health during COVID-19. Paper accepted at the Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America Convention, Washington, DC. (April, 2023)
Seeing Imperial Language in Science. With Page, K. & Yoder, L. presented at the Human Needs and Global Resources Symposium at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (2022, September)
Biblical Foundations to Racial Justice. With Ryan, J., Kalantzis, G., Kee, B. Panel presented for Solidarity Cabinet (2022, April).
Asian American Resilience. With Lee, K., Barger, P. Panel presented at the Asian American Christian Collaborative and Koinonia Summit (2022, March).
HNGR, Health, and Vocation. With Wathen, R., Pax, L. Panel presented at the annual HNGR Spring Symposium and Poster Session (2022, March).
The perfect storm: Experiences of racism, political strife, and public health stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. With Asnaani, A., Alire, L., Miu, A., Vaishali, R., Hong, J. Panel presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2021, November).
Mental Health in Global Perspective: Research and Practice in Hungary, India, and the United States. With Baraka., M.K., Canning, S., Torok, S., & Paulraj, R. Panel presented at the annual Human Needs and Global Resources Symposium (2021, October).
Race, religiosity, or politics? Predictors of COVID-19 attitudes. With Noh, H.R., & Liu, T. Paper presented at the annual Conference on Medicine and Religion, Virtual. (2021, March).
Internalized racism and intra-ethnic othering among Asian Americans: From victim-blaming to solidarity building. With Liu, T. (Chair), Godon, D., & Brown, E. Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. (2019, October)
The role of self-concealment in psychological distress among ethnic minority college students. In Larson, D. (Chair), Secrets, secret keeping, and self concealment: Implications for well-being and psychotherapy. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (2019, August)
Improving BH Screening and Treatment in Rural Integrated Primary Care Clinic with Tablet Technologies: A Quasi-Experimental and Effectiveness Study. With Yamashita, W., & Rajala, K. Presentation at the 2018 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Practice Improvement Conference, Orlando, FL. (December, 2018)
Psychological, physical, and spiritual holism in Chinese American understandings of mental Illness. In C. Liu & L. Yang (Co-Chairs), When East meets West: The impact of Chinese culture on mental illness and service utilization. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO. (August, 2016)
Rejecting internalized racism in Asian Americans to promote empowerment and build alliances. With Godon-Decoteau, D., Ng, F., & Suyemoto, K. L. Presentation at the Diversity Challenge, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. (October, 2015)
Faith and religion: Avenues for social justice. With Homolka, S., & Adamek, J. Roundtable moderation at the Columbia University Winter Roundtable, New York, NY. (February, 2014)
People of faith in Psychology: Experiences and marginalization. With Mukkamala, S., Ng, F., Arora, K. Roundtable moderation at the Columbia University Winter Roundtable, New York, NY. (February, 2013)
- Introduction to Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
*Designates Co-first authors
Yeh, K. H., Sundararajan, L., Ting, R. S. K., Liu, C., Liu, T., & Zhang, K. (2022). A cross-cultural study of strong-ties and weak-ties rationalities: Toward an ontological turn in psychology. The Humanistic Psychologist.
*Liu, T & Liu, C (2022) Asian American mental health amidst COVID-19 anti-Asian racism: Internalized racism and generational status as moderators. Asian American Journal of Psychology 13(4), 328–338.
Masuda, A., Kawika Allen, G. E., Liu, C., Tully, E. C., (2021) The role of self-concealment in psychological distress among ethnic minority college students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. 43, 472-488.
Suyemoto, K. L. & Liu, C. (2018). Asian American students in Asian American studies: Experiences of racism-related stress and relation to depressive and anxious symptoms. Journal of Asian American Studies, 21(2), 301-326.
Liu, C. & Suyemoto, K. L. (2016). The effects of racism related stress on Asian Americans; Anxiety and depression among different generational statuses. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 7(2), 137-146.
Suyemoto, K. L., Erisman, S. M., Holowka, D. W., Fuchs, C., Barrett-Model, H., Ng. F., Liu, C., Chandler, D., Hazeltine, K., & Roemer, L. (2016). UMass Boston comprehensive demographic questionnaire, revised. Appendix to Wadsworth, L. P., Morgan, L. P., Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Roemer, L., & Suyemoto, K. L., Ways to boost your research rigor through increasing your cultural competence. The Behavior Therapist, 39, 83-89.
Liu, C., & Lester, D. (2012). Body modification and the experience of abuse. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 21(1), 19-30.
Manuscripts in Submission and Preparation
Liu, C. & Suyemoto, K. L. (Submitted). The Impact of Personal and Familial Confucian Values on Mental Illness Stigma and Help Seeking Attitudes Among Asian Americans From Confucian Cultures.
Liu, C., Krutsik, T., & Suyemoto, K. L. (In preparation). The philosophical foundations of mental illness beliefs among East Asian Americans.