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©2017 BY KRIS YI PHD, PSYD.

DR. KRIS YI

Licensed Professional, Researcher, and Presenter

Kris Yi, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with nearly 30 years of clinical experience. 

Dr. Yi served as a Board Member-at-Large of the APA's Division of Psychoanalysis and as a Co-Chairperson for the Scholars Program of the APA's Division of Psychoanalysis. She is a past Co-Chairperson of the Multicultural Concerns Committee of the APA's Division of Psychoanalysis. She is the current co-chairperson for the International Relations Committee (IRC) of APA's Division of Psychoanalysis.  She is a member of the Board and a clinical supervisor for the Rose City Center, Pasadena.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION & INTERNSHIPS

  • Psy.D., 1999, Psychoanalysis — Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis – Los Angeles, CA

  • Ph.D., 1989, Clinical Psychology — California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), Los Angeles, CA (APA approved)

  • MA, 1987, Clinical Psychology — California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), Los Angeles, CA (APA approved)

  • BA, 1984, Psychology — Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

  • Internship, 1989-1990 — Wright Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

  • Internship, 1988-1989 — University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (APA approved)

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pomona College, Pomona, CA, 2002-2003

  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), Los Angeles, CA, 1993-1995

  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Antioch University, Marina del Rey, CA, 1993-1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

  • Co-chairperson, International Relations Committee of American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis, 2018-present

  • American Psychological Association, 1989-present

  • Division of Psychoanalysis, APA, 2008-present

  • Asian American Psychological Association, 2004-present

  • Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP), Los Angeles, 1993-present

  • Member-at-Large, Board, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, 2014-2016

  • Chair, Multicultural Concerns Committee, Division of Psychoanalysis, APA, 2012-2014

  • Division of Psychoanalysis Liaison to CEMA-2013-2014

  • Honorary Board Member, Korean American Family Services Center (KAFSC), Los Angeles, 2012-present

  • Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, ICP, 2002-2004

  • Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, ICP, 2003-2007

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Yi, K. (2017).  Psychoanlaysis in China, Book Review.  Psychoanalytic Psychology. 242-245.

Yi, K. (2014). Toward Formation of Ethnic Identity Beyond the Binary of White Oppressor and Racial Other. Psychoanalytic Psychology. 426-434.

Yi, K. (2014). Psychoanalysis’s Cultural Dissociation Meets Ethnic Minorities: Reply to Kim Leary’s commentary. Psychoanalytic Dialogues.

Yi, K. (2014). From No Name Woman to Birth of Integrated Identity: Trauma-Based Cultural Dissociation in Immigrant Women and Creative Integration. Psychoanalytic Dialogues.

Yi, K (2009). Book Review The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 14, 311–312. doi:10.1057/pcs.2009.8.

Yi, K. (2006).  Transference and Race: An Intersubjective Conceptualisation. In Race, Culture and Psychotherapy, Moodley, R., & Palmer, S. (eds). Routledge, London. 74-88.

Yi, K. (2000). Case Report: Shin-byung (Divine Disease) in a Korean woman. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. 24, 471-486.

Yi, K. & Shorter-Gooden, K. (1999). Ethnic identity formation: From stage theory to a constructivist narrative model. Psychotherapy. Vol. 36 (1), 16-26.

Yi, K (1998). Transference and race: An intersubjective conceptualization. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 15 (2), 245-261.

Yi, K. (1995). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with Asian clients: Transference and therapeutic considerations. Psychotherapy. 32, 308-316.

Yi, K. (1990). Symptoms of Eating Disorders as a Function of Acculturation Among Japanese and Chinese College Female Students. Ann Harbor, MI: International University Press.

Yi, K., Sue, S., and Zane, N. (1986). Cognitive Appraisal of Assertion Responses among Asian and Caucasian Americans. Asian American Psychological Association Journal, 65-68.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Yi, K. (1999). Should psychologist make their moral commitments explicit?: Multicultural implications. The Los Angeles Psychologist Newsletter. March/April, 1999.

Yi, K. (1998). Divine Disease in a Korean woman. The Asian American Psychologist Newsletters.

Yi, K. (1998). Psychotherapy, culture, and self: The Case of Asian Americans. The Los Angeles Psychologist Newsletter. July/August. 7-8.

PRESENTATIONS

Yi, K. (April 5, 2019). Chair and Discussant, Roundtable Discussion on “Psychoanalysis Around the Globe Series: China”. Division 39 of American Psychogical Association Spring Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Yi, K. (April 21, 2018). Chair and Discussant, Invited Panel on Intimate Perspectives on Immigration: Immigrant Psychotherapists Share Their Experiences. Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Yi, K. (April 8, 2016). Chair and Discussant. Black/White Racial Binary and the Fate of Other Racial Narratives in Clinical Encounters. Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Yi, K. (April 24, 2015). Chair, Committee on Multicultural Concerns Invited Panel on Marginalization & Trauma in the Psyche: Working with Parents and Children of Color. Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Yi, K. (April 23, 2015). Chair, Panel on Disavowed Cultural Trauma (Anti-Semitism/The Third Reich): Reverberations in Psychoanalytic Life. Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Yi, K. (April 23, 2015). Freud’s Cultural Decontexualization and the Ethnic Minority Patient. Paper presented at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Yi, K. (April 23, 2015). Freud’s Jewish Identity. Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Yi, K. (August 7, 2014). Co-Chair, Panel on Psychoanalytic and other integrative approaches to mass trauma around the globe. American Psychological Association Convention, Washington D.C.

Yi, K. (April 27, 2014). Cross Cultural Relationships. Rewards and Pitfalls. Brownbag presentation. Division 39 of American Psychoogical Association Spring Meeting, New York, NY.

Yi, K. (April 26, 2014). Projective Identification: Whose Internal Conflict Does It Get Rid Of? Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, New York, NY.

Yi, K. (November 7, 2013) Freud’s Radical Cultural Decontextualization, 2013 International Conference of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), Santiago, Chile.

Yi, K. (July 31, 2013). Unconscious and Contextual Elements in Ethnic Identity Formation: A Psychoanalytic Case Presentation. American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Yi, K. (April 27, 2013). Discussant, “Partnering and Intimacy: Do Diversity and Difference Matter?” with Dr. Mary-Joan Gerson, Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Boston, MA.

Yi, K. (April 27, 2013). Discussant, Steering Committee Invited Panel, “Master Clinician Case Conference,” with Drs. Jack Foehl, Diane Elise, and Jody Davies, Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Boston, MA.

Yi, K. (April 26, 2013). Chair and Moderator, Committee on Multicultural Concerns and the Early Career Psychologists Committee Invited Panel, “Revenge of the Youth: Early/Mid-Career Ethnic Therapists Reflect on a Senior White Analyst’s Cross Cultural Work” with Drs. Frank Summers, Sanjay Nath, and Shelley Savage. Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Boston, MA.

Yi, K. (Jan. 5, 2013). Cultural Dissociation: The Case of Heinz Kohut, Other Early Psychoanalysts, and Implications for Contemporary Clinical Practice. New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.

Yi, K. (April 20, 2012). Invisibility, Dissociation, and the Contemporary Immigrant Analyst. A presentation at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Yi, K. (April 21, 2012). From No Name Woman to the Birth of Subjectivity: Immigrant Women and the Creative Integration of Sexism Related Traumas. A presentation at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Yi, K. (April 22, 2012). Culture Clashes Within, Psychoanalytic Ideas as Creative Subversion. A presentation at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Yi, K. (Jan. 28, 2011). Psychoanalysis: Can it enhance multicultural psychotherapy? Presentation at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, Washington.

Yi, K.,& Choe, J. (May 23, 2009). Coming of Age: Exploring Identity, Career, & and Romance for 1.5 and 2nd Generation Korean Americans. A workshop presented at the First Healthy Family Conference, Los Angeles.

Yi, K., (April 24, 2009). Devalued Mothers and resilient daughters: Some clinical observations about impact of intra-family sexism on the patients from East Asian Cultures. A paper presented at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Yi, K. (March 1, 2009). Transference to therapist’s race (and how to work with it). Asian American Psychological Association, Division of Women Conference, Long Beach, California.

Yi, K. (February 27, 2009). Eating Disorders. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.

Yi, K., & Banks, W. (June 16, 2003). Ethnic self-narrative: a constructivist approach to ethnic identity development. 8th International Congress on Constructivism and Psychotherapy. Bari, Italy.

Banks, W. & Yi, K. (June 16,, 2003). The immune system of self and the construction of self-other relations. 8th International Congress on Constructivism and Psychotherapy. Bari, Italy.

Yi, K. (July, 2002). Psychology of Asian-Americans. A teaching presentation at the Wright Institute, Los Angeles.

Yi, K. & Louie, C. (May 6, 2000). Eating Disorders among Asian women. A workshop presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association Regional Conference, San Diego.

Yi, K, & Shorter-Gooden, K. (March 11, 2000). Toward multiculturally competent teaching. A workshop for the faculty of the Antioch University, Marina del Rey.

Yi, K. (December 18, 1998). Korean mothers and filial daughters: Notes on clinical observations. A presentation at Annual American Psychoanalytic Association Conference, New York.

Yi, K. (June 13, 1998), Korean culture and marital conflicts. A TV appearance at KCSI, Los Angeles.

Yi, K. (June 5, 1998). Culturally Appropriate Counseling Techniques for Service Providers. A workshop presentation at the Building Family Peace: A Domestic Violence Conference, Los Angeles.

Yi, K. (May 6, 1998). Culture, self, and psychotherapy: The case of Asian-Americans. A presentation at the Student Psychological Services Center, University California, Irvine.

Yi, K. (December 5, 1997), Depression and Korean women. A TV appearance at KCSI, Los Angeles.

Yi, K. (November 14, 1997). Psychodynamic Treatment of Asian American adolescents. A workshop presentation at the Asian American Mental Health Training Annual Conference, Pasadena.

Yi, K. (November, 1997). A psychoanalytic view on parenting with Koreans. A panel discussion at the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists Annual Convention, Cerritos.

Yi, K. (January, 1997). Diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders: An overview. A presentation given at Verdugo Mental Health Center, Glendale.

Yi, K. (January, 1997). Mental Health Needs of Korean-Americans. A presentation at the Moving into Next Millennium for Korean Americans Conference sponsored by Korean Health Education Information & Referral Center at Queen of Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Yi, K. (November, 1996). Treating Korean-American adolescents and families in Los Angeles. Specificity of ethnic communities of Los Angeles: A psychiatric perspective. A continuing education presentation sponsored by Southern California Psychiatric Society given at Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA, Los Angeles.

Yi, K. (October, 1996). Treatment of eating disorders. A continuing education presentation given to mental health professionals at Managed Health Network , Los Angeles.