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

Jennifer Abe Jennifer Abe

Professor of Psychology | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Jennifer Abe is a professor of psychology at Loyola Marymount University. She teaches courses in liberation psychologies, general psychology, and psychology, spirituality, and culture. She served as an associate dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts from 2005-10, and lived in Córdoba, Argentina between 2013-15 where she served as a founding co-director of LMU's Casa de la Mateada program. In Spring 2017, Jennifer received a research fellowship from the Center for Christian Thought at Biola University to support her research on the topic of cultural humility. Jennifer is also a senior research associate with the Psychology Applied Research Center at LMU for the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP).

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 (5)

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.

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