Meet Our New Div. 49 Fellows
Eric C. Chen, PhD
Eric Chen received his PhD in counseling psychology from Arizona State University. He is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. His focus is on cultural influences on the group counseling experience, and the needs of underrepresented groups, particularly LGBTQ individuals and undocumented immigrants. He has a particular interest in development of multicultural competence among therapists, and is a leading voice in translation of research on multicultural issues into practice. To this end, he served on APA’s Task Force on Revisioning the Multicultural Guidelines for the 21st Century. He has made theoretical, empirical and practical contributions to the field’s understanding of diversity issues in group therapy, and is truly one of the discipline’s leaders in advancing the importance of a multicultural perspective in group work.
David K. Marcus, PhD
David Marcus received his PhD in clinical psychology from Clark University. He is chair of the department of psychology at Washington State University and the current editor of Group Dynamics. He is an expert on application of the Social Relations Model to issues of interpersonal dynamics within group therapy settings, and taxometric analysis of disorders, as well as psychometric challenges associated with accurate assessment of personality traits. His work lies at the intersection of clinical, counseling, social and personality psychology, and he both publishes in leading outlets in each of these areas and collaborates with experts across these areas. His professional scope embodies the integrative nature of Div. 49.