Yu-fen Lin

Yu-fen Lin headshot

Assoc Professor

Counseling & Human Services

Dr. Yu-Fen Lin, Ph.D., LPC-S (Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor)

Welcome to my profile. I am Dr. Yu-Fen Lin. Education has been a cornerstone of my career. I hold a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University, accredited by CACREP, and an M.S. in Counseling from Texas A&M-Commerce. Additionally, I obtained a Master of Divinity in Theology from Taiwan Theological College & Seminary.

Currently, I am an Associate Professor in Counseling, a CACREP-accredited program. Since 2010, I have had the privilege of teaching courses such as Counseling Culturally Diverse Clients, Ethics, Group Counseling, and internships, among others. My commitment to shaping future counselors extends to my role as an Internship Coordinator, guiding students through hands-on experiences and fostering their professional growth.

Research is another passion of mine, and I have actively engaged in scholarly pursuits throughout my career. My research encompasses a wide range of topics, including wellness, diversity, and intersections of gender, spirituality, and daily life. I have collaborated on grants, such as the HOPE project funded by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

With a devotion for promoting mental wellness, multicultural awareness, and social justice, I have had the privilege of delivering presentations at various conferences and events. Here is a glimpse into my speaking engagements:

At the MidWinter Conference of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in 2022, I collaborated with esteemed colleagues to present on "Supporting Asian American Pacific community in a hate crime arisen era," shedding light on crucial issues facing this community.

Recognizing the need for wellness in challenging times, my presentation in 2021 with Dr. Smedley and Dr. Li at the MidWinter Conference of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision focused on "Cultivating wellness in a pandemic: Engaging students and supervisees in wellness experiential activities."

Collaborating with a dynamic team, including Dr. Lertora, Dr. Li, and Dr. Reade, in 2018, I presented on "The TRAIN is leaving the innovation station!: Interactive teaching methods for counselors" at the Annual Professional Growth Conference of the Texas Counseling Association.

Another notable presentation in 2018 was at the ASERVIC Conference of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, where I spoke on "Being spiritually inclusive: A safe place and presence for all."

Dedicated to women's mental health, my presentation in 2018 with Dr. Baggerly focused on resilience methods for multiple roles at the UNT Dallas Public Health Week: A Focus on Children's and Women's Health.

These are just a few highlights from my speaking engagements. Over the years, I have delivered presentations on various topics, including interactive teaching techniques, multicultural counseling, advocacy for social justice, and more. It has been my privilege to share knowledge, engage with diverse audiences, and contribute to the advancement of the counseling profession.

It is my pleasure to contribute to the counseling profession as well as the university and make a positive impact through my service endeavors. I have actively contributed to various committees, search committees, faculty senate, professional and editorial boards. To give a glimpse of my service as follows.

·       Board member, TACES Board (Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision), 2021-Present: I actively contribute to the board, collaborating with fellow professionals to enhance the quality of counselor education and supervision in Texas.
·       Senator, Faculty Senate, UNT Dallas, 2020-2022: As a senator, I represented the faculty and contributed to important decision-making processes that shaped the university's academic environment.

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