Dr. Eehwa Ung is an assistant professor in PCOM's Department of Clinical Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience conducting assessments and providing cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder, and general severe mental illness. Her career interests focuses on how community resources, access to care, treatment, and client advocacy can help to address systemic and social issues related to mental health care. She is passionate about the early detection and intervention for psychosis and aims to find ways to improve this population’s social functioning and quality of life through dissemination of evidence-based treatments and engagement in the community and training of new clinicians to improve recovery and reduce stigma.
Dr. Ung earned her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on diversity and community mental health from Palo Alto University. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Hutchings Psychiatric Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital.
Dr. Ung teaches doctoral courses related to severe mental illness, cultural diversity, and recovery. She also teaches informally through the clinical supervision and mentorship of students in their clinical and research work.