Paul Kwon, Ph.D.
Paul Kwon is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington Stae University and is a former director of the Psychology Clinic (1997–2003). He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Kwon has been supervising the clinical work of doctoral students in the clinical Ph.D. program at WSU since 1997. His approach to clinical work is based on the idea that the therapeutic approach that is most effective depends on the particular client and the goals of the client. Thus, he trains students to think about clinical work from an integrative perspective, using theories from emotion-focused, cognitive, and interpersonal approaches.
Dr. Kwon is also an adjunct faculty member of the Washington Institute of Mental Health and Research and has conducted numerous workshops for mental health professionals on issues of cultural diversity.
Dr. Kwon conducts research on cognitive and personality variables that are related to depression, again taking a theoretically integrative perspective.