The School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy welcomes Jessica ChenFeng as an associate professor of marriage and family therapy for the Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) program. She brings years of MFT teaching, research, and supervision experience, as well as clinical and consulting experience across ministry, community, and medical contexts.
Dr. ChenFeng is known in the field of marriage and family therapy for her clinical expertise and scholarship integrating sociocontextual lenses of race, gender, and generation into work with minoritized individuals, families, and communities. She is a regular presenter at local and national conferences and is invited to speak about self-of-the-therapist development, decolonizing supervision, and Asian American issues. In the last few years, her primary clinical focus has been the well-being of physicians, especially through pandemic-related trauma and burnout. She is a certified Havening practitioner and an AAMFT-approved supervisor.
In the last decade, ChenFeng has had over 27 publications in her name, including two books: Finding Your Voice as a Beginning Marriage and Family Therapist and the forthcoming Asian American Identities, Relationships, and Cultural Legacies: Reflections from Marriage and Family Therapists. She has been a mentor in the Leadership Development Program of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as well as their Minority Fellowship Program, and was the recipient of the 2022 American Family Therapy Academy Early Career Award.