Joey Fung

Associate Professor of Psychology
& Thrive Center Faculty Affiliate



Culture and child psychopathology

Parent training programs

Parent-child relations

Child and adolescent anxiety

Mental health care for Asian and Asian American families

About Dr. Fung

Dr. Joey Fung is Associate Professor of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her research interests lie in parenting, parent-child relations, mindfulness, and culture and child psychopathology. Together with her students and colleagues, she is conducting research on school-based prevention intervention for ethnic minority youths, spirituality and mindfulness meditation, and identifying non-traditional delivery systems of mental health care in international settings.

Her work has been published in professional journals including the Journal of Family PsychologyBehavior TherapyJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Check out Dr. Fung's blog posts with the Thrive Center below.

Recent Posts

How to Foster Empathy and Compassion in Children during the Pandemic

By Joey Fung | Jul 20, 2020

Is it possible to cultivate empathy and compassion in kids? Dr. Joey Fung shares 6 ways parents can do this.

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It’s Okay to Let Your Child be Bored This Summer

By Joey Fung | Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung discusses how embracing boredom and creating space for unstructured play can help kids thrive this summer.

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Mindful Parenting: The Importance of Creating Space from Within

By Joey Fung | Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung emphasizes the importance of mindful parenting and how parents can thrive during this pandemic.

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Grief and Mindfulness: How to Manage Your Emotions

By Joey Fung | Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung offers 3 ways mindfulness can help us manage our emotions in the face of grief and loss.

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Grief and Mindfulness: the Importance of Checking In with Your Body

By Joey Fung | Apr 20, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung shares 5 mindfulness practices to help us manage grief during these trying times.

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Other Resources

Grief Beach

Role of Mindfulness in the Midst of Pain

Dr. Joey Fung offers 5 ways mindfulness can help us stay present during seasons of pain and suffering.

Woods Trail

Role of Nonjudment in Mindfulness

Dr. Joey Fung shares how mindfulness can help align our thoughts with our values without judging ourselves.

Beach Cliff

What is Mindfulness, Actually?

Dr. Joey Fung define mindfulness as "remembrance" rather than "alertness" in this article.