Faculty Profile

Joel Jin

Joel Jin

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology; Director of Practicum

Email: jinj@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2908
Office: Marston 107

Education: BS, McMaster University, 2013; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2015; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2019; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2019. At SPU since 2019.

Dr. Joel Jin completed his doctoral education in clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA and his pre-doctoral clinical internship at (APA-accredited) Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, MI.

His current research scholarship is in the areas of types of perfectionists and implications of perfectionism among ethnic minority students and first-generation college students, mindfulness-based interventions, along with Asian and Asian American psychology. Related to clinical work, Dr. Jin has been interested in experiential dynamic therapies and the deliberate practice of both intrapsychic and relational clinical skills.

During his free time, Dr. Jin enjoys learning about film through video essays and watching basketball.

Selected Publications

Kim, P. Y., Jin, J., & Bau, K. E. (2022). A mediator or moderator? Self-compassion’s role in the association between emotional self-control and help-seeking attitudes among Asian American college students. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 13(2), 185–193.

Tausen, B.M., Jin, J., Kim, P.Y., Law, K., & Kendall, D. (2020). Academic Community Support, Campus Racial Climate, and Subjective Well-Being during the Coronavirus Outbreak among Asian American College Students. Journal of Asian American Studies 23(3), 367-385.

Fung, J., Kim, J. J., Jin, J., Chen, G., Bear, L., & Lau, A. S. (2018). A randomized trial evaluating school-based mindfulness intervention for ethnic minority youth: Exploring mediators and moderators of intervention effects. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1-19. 

Fung, J., Guo, S., Jin, J., Bear, L., & Lau, A. (2016). A pilot randomized trial evaluating school-based mindfulness intervention for ethnic minority youth. Mindfulness, 7, 819-828.

Greenway, T. S., Jin, J., Shepherd, A. M., & Schnitker, S. A. (2019). Beyond the Liberal–Conservative Binary: Generosity, Religion, and a Latent Profile Analysis of Moral Foundations in a Christian Sample. American Behavioral Scientist, 63(14), 1938–1964.

Please review Joel Jin's CV (PDF) for additional publications.