Jen Yung-Chen Chiu

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Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. Chiu is an Assistant Professor of Counseling who joined Hunter College in 2017. Dr. Chiu received both of her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Chiu is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has worked and volunteered in the field of vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, college disability services, and mental health counseling in a variety of settings. Dr. Chiu was also a pre-doctoral fellow for a HIV prevention and retention project funded by the Pennsylvania Department Health. Dr. Chiu currently serves as a faculty advisor for the Mu Sigma Rho chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota counseling academic and professional honor society.


Ph.D. Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed. Counselor Education (Speciality Area: Rehabilitation Counseling), The Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Occupational Therapy, National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)


COCO 701 Counseling Skills and Interviewing Techniques

COCO 702 Theories of Counseling COCO 707 Multicultural Aspects of Counseling

COCO 712 Career Counseling, assessment, and placement

COCO 718 Practicum in Counseling


Dr. Chiu’s research interests include:

  1. Vocational rehabilitation for people living with HIV, mental illness, and chronic illness
  2. Academic and employment outcomes among college students with disabilities
  3. Multicultural counseling and multicultural education
  • Chiu, Y.C., Conyers, L.M., Smal, P., & Chang, X.Y. (In Press). Facilitating career development among women with disabilities using the considering work model. In Strauser, D. (Ed), Career Development, Employment and Disability in Rehabilitation: From theory to Practice (2nd Ed). Springer Publishing, New York, NY 10036
  • Chiu, Y.C., Chang, H.Y., Johnson, A., Nascimento, M., Herbert, T.J., & Niu, X. (2019). Impact of disability services and other factors on academic achievement among college Students with disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 32(3), 227-245.
  • Chiu, Y.C., Boomer, KB. & Conyers, L.M (2018). The Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Health and Retention Outcomes for People Living with HIV: Implications for Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 61(3), 94-107.
  • Coduti, W.A., Herbert, J.T., Chiu, Y.C., & Doke, D. (2017). College preparation program for high school youth who are blind: The Summer Academy. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 30(3), 269-282.
  • Conyers, L.M., Chiu, Y.C., Shamburger-Rousseau, A., Johnson, V., & Misrok, M. (2014). Common Threads: An integrated HIV prevention and vocational development intervention for African American women living with HIV/AIDS, Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. Available online:
  • Conyers, L.M., Smal, P. & Chiu, Y.C. (2013). Addressing the career-related needs of women with disabilities. In Strauser, D. (Ed), Career Development, Employment and Disability in Rehabilitation: From theory to Practice (pp.431-448). Springer Publishing, New York, NY 10036

PSC-CUNY Research Award (2018)