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Walter Chung, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CRC, NCP, BCCP, LPC, LBS

Walter Chung, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CRC, NCP, BCCP, LPC, LBS , Counseling Psychology, Eastern UniversityProfessor, Counseling Psychology Department
Coordinator for Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration

Contact Information

Phone: 610-341-4367
Email: wchung@eastern.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling & Vocational Services, Southern Illinois University
  • M.A. in Counseling, Biblical Theological Seminary
  • M.S. in Behavior Analysis & Therapy, Southern Illinois University
  • B.A. Major in Psychology, Southern Illinois University
  • Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders for General & Special Education Teachers, Edison State College

License/Certification

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst—Doctorate
  • Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Nationally Certified Psychologist
  • Pennsylvania Licensed Behavior Specialist
  • Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor

Research Interests

  • Disability & Social Justice
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Men & Women Issues
  • Christian Psychology & Christian Living

Clinical Interests

  • Short term psychotherapy, behavior therapy and pastoral counseling with children and adults
  • Vocational assessment and rehabilitation
  • Psychoeducational assessments and interventions
  • Clinical and School populations: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety and depressive disorders, childhood abuse and neglect, disabilities, and health psychology

Selected Publications

  • DeLambo, D., Chung, W., & Huang, W. (2011). Stress and age: A comparison of Asian American and Non-Asian American parents of children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities, 23(2), 129-141. DOI: 10.1007/s10882-010-9211-3.
  • Chung, S., & Chung, W. (2011). A life of Celebration. Ambassadors, 54 (6), 39-43.
  • Reiner, S., Pitcairn, M. S. L., & Chung, W. (2009). Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank to Accompany Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory & Practice (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Education Inc.
  • Chung. W., Edgar-Smith, S., Palmer, R., Bartholomew, E., & DeLambo, D. (2008). Psychiatric rehospitalization of children and adolescents: Implications for social work intervention. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25(6), 483-496.
  • Palmer, R.B., White, G., & Chung W. (2008). Deficient trainees: Gatekeeping in Christian practitioner programs. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 27, 30-40.
  • Chung, W., & Rubin, S. E. (2008).  Women with disabilities: Special issues in rehabilitation. In S. E. Rubin, &  R. T. Roessler (Eds.), Foundations of the vocational rehabilitation process (6th ed., pp. 459-482). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.
  • Chung, S., & Chung, W. (2008). Encountering God’s Presence in Dry Seasons of Prayer.  Proclaim, 21, 54-56.
  • Choe, E., & Chung, W. (2007). Missions to North Korea and the 1.5 generation Korean-American Christians. Evangelical Mission Quarterly Journal, 43, 178-185.
  • Rubin, S. E., Chung, W., & Huang, W. (2006). Multicultural considerations in the rehabilitation counseling process. In R. T. Roessler, & S. E. Rubin (Eds.), Case management and rehabilitation counseling (4th ed., pp. 271-332). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.
  • Roessler, R., Chung, W., & Rubin, S. E. (2006). Family centered rehabilitation case management. In R. T. Roessler, & S. E. Rubin (Eds.), Case management and rehabilitation counseling (4th ed., pp. 333-360). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.
  • Li, T., Ling, S., Chan, L., & Chung, W. (2006). Biblical counseling: A wise choice. Campus Magazine, 48 (1), 59-63.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Chung, W., & Chung, S. (2013). Role of Attachment Style in Christian Fathering. Presentation at the 2013 Christian Association of Psychological Studies East Coast Conference.
  • Chung, W., & Chung, S. (2013). Role of Attachment Style in Intimacy, Spousal Relationship, and Marital Satisfaction among Married Christians. Presentation at the 2013 Christian Association of Psychological Studies East Coast Conference.
  • Chung, W., Dahl, T., & Chung, S. (2013). Optimizing the use of Psychotropic Medications via Comprehensive Behavior Intervention among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presentation at the 2013 National Autism Conference, State College, PA.
  • Chung, W., Chung, S., & Delambo, D. (2012). Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention Program in Reducing Maladaptive Behaviors and Optimizing the Psychotropic Medication of an Adult Female with Autism. Presentation at the 2012 Autism New Jersey Conference, Atlanta City, NJ.
  • Chung, W., McFee, M., Walters, R., & Chung, S. (2012). Christian Faith and Adolescent Life Perception. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • McGinley, M., Chung, S., & Chung. W. (2012). Secondary to postsecondary transition of a student with high-functioning ASD. Presentation at the 2012 Association for Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Chung, W., Eagar-Smith, S., Palmer, R., Delambo, D., Chung, S., & Huang, W (2011). Teacher perception of students with Autism. Presentation at the 2011 Association for Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Chung, W., Webb-Humphries, S., McFee, M., & Walters, R. (2010). Interdependence of anger, spiritual maturity, assertiveness, and God attachment among African American Christian Women. Presentation at the 2010 Christian Association Psychological Studies East Coast Conference, Chambersburg, PA.
  • Huang, W., DeLambo, D., Chung, W., & Homa, D. (2010). Stress and age: A comparison of Asian American and Non-Asian American parents of children with developmental disabilities including Autism. Presentation at the 2010 International Society for Autism Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Chung, W., Derkin, E., McFee, M. (2009). Fear of intimacy and father-daughter attachment of single Christian women. Presentation at the 2009 Christian Association Psychological Studies East Coast Conference, Chambersburg, PA.
  • Chung, W., McFee, M., Dunn, L., Smith, L., Hackett, M., Qualls, T. (2009). Attachment style: Critical factor in Christian marriage. Presentation at the 2009 Christian Association Psychological Studies East Coast Conference, Chambersburg, PA.
  • Chung, W., McFee, M., Nelson, R., Peck, R., Wilson, J. (2008). Attachment Style and Anxiety of Christian women. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies East Coast Conference, Chambersburg, PA.
  • McFee, M., Chung, W., & Dunn, L. (2008). Attachment Style and Marital Satisfaction of Christian couples. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies East Coast Conference, Chambersburg, PA.
  • Chung, W., Edgar-Smith, S., Brundige, R., Canonica, D., Hogan, H., & Knight, W. (2008). Cycle of Violence: Bullying Pattern of Parents and Children. Presentation at the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, Lancaster, PA.
  • White, G,  Chung, W., Hostetter, J., Krawlzik, J., Sager, A., & Crawford, B. (2008). God Image and Marital Satisfaction of Christian Couple. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Chung, W., Rita Henderson, McFee, M., Walters, R., Derkin, E. (2007). Christian Women’s Perception of God and their Earthly Fathers. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies East Coast Conference, Chambersburg, PA.
  • Walters, R., Dziedziak, L., Chung, W., & McFee, M. (2007). Premarital Counseling and Marital Satisfaction of Christian Couples. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies East Coast Conference, Chambersburg, PA.
  • Chung, W., Palmer, R., White, G., Guinyard, C., & Shayne, Y. (2007). Body Image and God Image: Are They Related in Christian Women? Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Valley Forge, PA.
  • Chung, W., Palmer, R., White, G., Shaffer, J., & Nash, B. (2007). I’m overwhelmed! Helping counseling students care for themselves while caring for clients.  Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Valley Forge, PA.
  • Chung, W., Walters, R., McFee, M., Edgar-Smith, S., & Lorraine, L. (2007). Perfectionism, Religiosity and Self-Esteem: Implications for Pastoral Care. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Valley Forge, PA.
  • Chung, W., McFee, M., Walters, R., Edgar-Smith, S., & Heck, M. (2007). Depression: Perception of Etiology and Treatment among Christians. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Valley Forge, PA.
  • Chung, W., Flower, J., & Walters, R. (2006). Christian Fatherhood and Christian Identity. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Brown, A., Chung, W., & Walters, R. (2006). Dynamics of Black Culture and Attitudes towards faith-based counseling. Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Palmer, R., White, G., & Chung, W. (2006). Helping Students Discern Calling And Gifting For Clinical Vocations.  Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Professional Associations    

  • Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABBI)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS)
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA)
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Editorial Services   

  • Consulting Editor. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal
  • Editorial Reviewer. International Journal of Multicultural Education
  • Editorial Reviewer. Journal of Pennsylvania Counseling Association
  • Reviewer: “Career Counseling, 8th edition” by Brooks/Cole Publications
  • Reviewer: “Concepts of Chemical Dependency” by Brooks/Cole Publications
  • Reviewer: “Multicultural Role Models” proposal by Sage Publications
  • Reviewer: “The Culture Competence Toolkit: Relationship Success Strategies for Educators, Social Service and Health Care Providers” proposal by Sage Publications
  • Reviewer: “Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions: Research, Theory, and Practice” by Sage Publications
  • Reviewer: “The Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling” by Brooks/Cole Publications
  • Reviewer: “A New Framework to Understand Social Class in Counseling: The Social Class Worldview Model and Modern Classism Theory” proposal by Sage Publications
  • Reviewer: “Marriage and the Family: A Christian Perspective” by Triangle Publishing

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