Joey Fung

Associate Professor of Psychology, Thrive Center Faculty Affiliate

About Dr. Fung

Joey Fung, Ph.D. is the director of the Travis Research Institute and associate professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She first joined School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy as an assistant professor in 2012. She brings her expertise in parenting, parent-child relations, mindfulness, and culture and child psychopathology. Together with students and colleagues, she is conducting research on school-based prevention intervention for ethnic minority youths, spirituality and mindfulness meditation, and identifying nontraditional delivery systems of mental health care in international settings.

Specifically, at the Thrive Center for Human Development, Dr. Fung has focused her efforts in creating mindfulness resources and sharing practices that help ground the mind and body. 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.

Read Posts by Dr. Fung

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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Mindfulness: the Importance of Checking In with Your Body

By Joey Fung | Apr 20, 2020

Dr. Joey Fung shares 5 mindfulness practices that help ground the body and manage grief during these trying times.

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Mindful Parenting Guide

Joey Fung outlines the ways parents and caregivers of children and teens can integrate mindful parenting practices to their daily routines, emphasizing the importance of cultivating self-compassion and gratitude.