Seungbin Oh

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling Competence and Its Impact on Counseling Process and Outcomes
  • Assessment and Scale Development
  • Cultural and Social Issues in counseling
  • Expressive art in child and adolescent counseling

My primary research area has focused on the effect of counselors’ multicultural counseling competence on counseling process and outcome, with the goal of identifying specific behaviors and interventions that are important to better support the unique needs of clients with culturally diverse backgrounds. In the similar vein, I have studied how intersectionality of cultural identities, systemic oppression and discrimination, and marginalization influence psychological well-being of clients. My other research interest includes development of psychological assessment and scale as well as the expressive art in child and adolescent counseling, which aims to explore the effect of art and play therapy as developmentally appropriate and effective interventions for children and adolescents with various concerns.

  • Ph.D. Counselor Education University of Central Florida
  • M.S. Mental Health Counseling Emporia State University
  • M.S. Art Therapy Counseling Emporia State University
  • Graduate Certificate Advanced Quantitative Methodologies University of Central Florida
  • Multicultural Counseling Competence
  • Assessment and Scale Development
  • Cultural and Social Issues in counseling
  • Expressive art in child and adolescent counseling
  • Litam, S. A., Oh, S., & Chang, C. Y. (2021). Resilience and coping as moderators of stress-related growth in Asians and AAPI during COVID-19. The Professional Counseling, 11(2), 248-266. doi: 10.15241/sdal.11.2.248
  • Oh, S., & Shillingford-Bulter, A. (2021). Client assessment of multicultural competent behavior (CAMCB): Development and validation. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 54(2), 71-89. doi:10.1080/07481756.2020.1745651
  • Litam, S. A., & Oh, S. (2020). Effects of COVID-19 racial discrimination on Chinese Americans: Ethnic identity and coping strategy as moderators. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation. AHEAD-OF-PRINT, 1-15. doi:10.1080/21501378.2020.1814138
  • Oh, S., Hahs-Vaughn, D., & Hagedorn, W. B. (2019). The relationship between cultural factors, academic aptitude, and counseling self-efficacy. Counselor Education and Supervision, 58(4), 257-277.
  • Kim, N., Oh, S., & Mumbauer, J. (2019). Supporting international students: Enhancing college counselors’ multicultural counseling competence. Journal of College Counseling, 22(2), 179-192.
  • Oh, S., Kim, N., McKinzie Bennett, C., & Taylor, D. D. (2019). Multiculturally
    competent intake interview with LGBTQI+ clients. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 23(2), 186-204
  • Shillingford, A., Oh, S., & DiLorenza, A. (2018). Using the multi-phase model of psychotherapy, counseling, human rights, and social justice to support Haitian immigrant students. The Professional Counselor
  • Oh, S., Mitchell, M., Mckinzie, C., Rendon Finnell, L., Saliba, Y., Heard, N., & Pennock, E. (2018). Journal sharing on group cohesion and goal attainment in experiential growth groups. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 43(3). doi:10.1080/01933922.2018.1484541
  • Shillingford, A., Oh, S., & Finnell, L. R. (2018). Perceptions of parents of color towards STEM professions: A school counselor leadership engagement. Special Issue in Professional School Counseling Journal, 21(1b), 1-11. doi:10.1177/2156759X18773599
  • Shillingford, A., Oh, S., & Mitchell, M. (2018). Post Modern Approaches to Career Theory. In C. William’s, Career, life-style, spiritual development: Work, purpose, calling, and god. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.
  • Acquaye, H. E., Mitchell, M., Saliba, Y., Oh, S., & Heard, N. (2018). Optimism in trauma and growth; A path analysis of former war-related displaced persons. Journal of Pedagogical Research, 2(1), 16-29.
  • Patricia B. Elmore MECD Article of Year, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC).
  • NARACES Research Grant, North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), 2019
  • Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award, American Counseling Association (ACA), 2018
  • Doctoral Research Support Award, University of Central Florida (UCF), 2018
  • Donald Hood Student Research Grant, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), 2017
  • AMCD Research Grant Award, Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), 2017
  • CSI Excellence in Counseling Research Grant, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), 2017
  • AMCD Research Grant Award, the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), 2016