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Jennifer Abe - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jennifer Abe Jennifer Abe

Professor of Psychological Science | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Jennifer Shimako Abe is a Professor of Psychological Science at Loyola Marymount University and a senior research associate at LMU’s Psychology Applied Research Center (PARC). She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1992, and her research broadly addresses topics related to mental health service delivery for ethnically diverse populations, including help-seeking, disparities, spirituality, cultural humility, and community-defined evidence practices. Her teaching includes a course on Liberation Psychologies, based on the work of Fr. Ignacio Martin-Baró, S.J., one of the Jesuits killed in El Salvador in 1989. Jennifer has served in various leadership capacities at LMU, including terms as associate dean (BCLA, 2005-2010), founding co-director for the Casa de la Mateada program (Córdoba, Argentina, 2013-18), and vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2019-21). Jennifer was part of Cohort 2 for the Ignatian Colleagues Program (2009-2011) and has long been committed to the intersections of culture, spirituality, and justice in the context of Ignatian values and the university mission.

Education (3)

University of California, Los Angeles: Ph. D, Psychology 1992

University of California, Los Angeles: M.A., Psychology 1987

Wheaton College: B.A., Psychology 1985

With high honors

Areas of Expertise (3)

Help-seeking for mental health services among Asian Americans

Cultural competence/cultural humility in mental health service delivery

Asian American mental health

Affiliations (4)

  • LMU-Psychology Applied Research Center (PARC)
  • LMU-Casa de la Mateada program
  • American Psychological Association
  • Asian American Psychological Association

Languages (3)

  • English
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Japanese (Basic conversation)

Courses (5)

General Psychology

PSYC 100/1000

Psychology, Spirituality, and Culture

PSYC 398/AMCS 398

Liberation Psychologies: Theory and Praxis

PSYC 3998 -Engaged Learning flag with activities in South LA

Liberation Psychologies: Advanced Research Methods

PSYC 3998- Engaged Learning and Quantitative Reasoning flag with community based participatory research in South LA

Contemplatives in Action: Psychology, Spirituality, and Liberation

PSYC 398/THST 398, CBL course/alternative break to a monastery and Catholic worker community in CA

Articles (8)

Immigration and psychotic experiences in the United States: Another example of the epidemiological paradox?

Psychiatry Research

Oh, H., Abe, J., Negi, N., & DeVylder, J. (2015). Immigration and psychotic experiences in the United States: Another example of the epidemiological paradox? Psychiatry Research, 229, 784-790.

Spirituality and Culture: Implications for Mental Health Service Delivery to Diverse Populations

Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health

Abe, J. (2013). Spirituality and Culture: Implications for Mental Health Service Delivery to Diverse Populations. In F.A. Paniagua and A.-M. Yamada (Eds.) Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health (pp. 147-166). Oxford: Academic Press.

A community ecology approach to cultural competence: Implications for mental health service delivery

Asian American Journal of Psychology

Abe, J. (2012). A community ecology approach to cultural competence: Implications for mental health service delivery. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 3(3), 168-180.

Use of mental health-related services among immigrant and US-born Asian Americans: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study

American Journal of Public Health

Abe-Kim, J., Takeuchi, D.T., Hong, S., Zane, N., Sue, S., Spencer, M.S., Appel, H., Nicdao, E., & Alegria, M. (2007). Use of mental health-related services among immigrant and US-born Asian Americans: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study. American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 91-98.

Religiosity, spirituality, and help seeking among Filipino Americans: Religious clergy or mental health professionals?

Journal of Community Psychology

Abe-Kim, J., Gong, F., & Takeuchi, D. (2004). Religiosity, spirituality, and help seeking among Filipino Americans: Religious clergy or mental health professionals? Journal of Community Psychology, 32(6), 675-689.

Beyond cultural competence, towards social transformation: Liberation psychologies and the practice of cultural humility.

Journal of Social Work Education. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2019.1661911.

Abe, J.

2022-06-21

Abe, J. (2019). Beyond cultural competence, towards social transformation: Liberation psychologies and the practice of cultural humility. Journal of Social Work Education. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2019.1661911.

Making the invisible visible: Identifying and articulating culture in practice-based evidence.

American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(1-2), 121-134.

Abe, J., Grills, C., Ghavami, N., Xiong, G., Davis, C., & Johnson, C.

2022-06-21

Abe, J., Grills, C., Ghavami, N., Xiong, G., Davis, C., & Johnson, C. (2018). Making the invisible visible: Identifying and articulating culture in practice-based evidence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(1-2), 121-134. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12266

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Bias in cross-cultural neuropsychological testing: Problems and possible solutions. Culture and Brain

Culture and Brain,6, 1-35. doi:10.1007/s40167-017-0050-2.

Fernández, A.L. & Abe, J.

2022-06-21

Fernández, A.L. & Abe, J. (2017). Bias in cross-cultural neuropsychological testing: Problems and possible solutions. Culture and Brain, 6, 1-35. doi:10.1007/s40167-017-0050-2.