Dr. Kuo is a full professor of clinical psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. He is a Taiwanese-born and Canadian- and US- educated counselling psychologist who received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Dr. Kuo conducts and publishes research in the broad areas of cross-cultural psychology and multicultural counselling and training; he also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and offers training workshops in these areas regularly in North America and internationally. Specifically, Dr. Kuo’s main research focuses on the topics of acculturation, cultural stress and coping, professional help-seeking attitude and behaviors, and cultural adjustment and mental health issues among immigrants, refugees, international students and racially/ethnically diverse populations.
Clinically, Dr. Kuo is a registered and practicing psychologist in Ontario, Canada. His clinical experiences extend to clients of diverse backgrounds and issues/concerns, including ethnic and non-ethnic individuals dealing with adjustment, relational, psychological and family problems, and survivors of traumas due to domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, political torture and physical injury. Dr. Kuo is experienced in training and supervising psychologists, counsellors and mental health practitioners in the development of multicultural clinical/counselling competencies and the provision of culturally and linguistically responsive psychological interventions to clients of diverse backgrounds.
Finally, as a first-generation Taiwan Canadian immigrant, Dr. Kuo is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. He is intimately familiar with the psychosocial issues facing international students, immigrants, refugees and newcomers’ families and working with these populations. For more information about Dr. Kuo, visit his faculty website http://www1.uwindsor.ca/benkuo/.