Kris Yi, Ph.D., Psy.D. License #PSY 11913
595 E. Colorado Boulevard Suite 424
Pasadena, CA 91101
Kris Yi, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst (LIC# 11913) in private practice in Pasadena, California, specializing in working with adults from diverse backgrounds in individual psychotherapy. A veteran psychotherapist with over twenty years of clinical experience, her expertise includes relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and ethnic/cultural dynamics. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is a chairperson for the Multicultural Concerns Committee of the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association.
AREA OF SPECIALTY
* Psy.D., 1999, Psychoanalysis — Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis – LA, CA
* Ph.D., 1989, Clinical Psychology — California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), LA, CA (APA approved)
* MA, 1987, Clinical Psychology — California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), LA, CA (APA approved)
* BA, 1984, Psychology — Occidental College, LA, CA
* Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pomona College, Pomona, CA, 2002-2003
* Adjunct Professor of Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), LA, CA, 1993-1995
* Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Antioch University, Marina del Rey, CA, 1993-1999
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:
* American Psychological Association, 1989-present
* Division of Psychoanalysis, APA, 2008-present
* Division of Ethnic Minority, APA, 2005-present
* Asian American Psychological Association, 2004-present
* Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP), Los Angeles, 1993-present
* Chair, Multicultural Concerns Committee, Division of Psychoanalysis, APA, 2012-2014
* Division of Psychoanalysis Liaison to CEMA-2013-2014
* Honorary Board Member, Korean American Family Services Center (KAFSC), Los Angeles, 2012-present
* Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, ICP, 2002-2004
* Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, ICP, 2003-2007
Yi, K. (under review). From No Name Woman to the Birth of Subjectivity: Immigrant Women and the Creative Integration of Sexism Related Traumas. Psychoanalytic Dialogues.
Yi, K (2009). Book Review The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 14, 311–312. doi:10.1057/pcs.2009.8.
Yi, K. (2006). Transference and race: an intersubjective conceptualization. In Race, Culture and Psychotherapy, Moodley, R., & Palmer, S. (eds). Routledge, London. 74-88.
Yi, K. (2000). Case Report: Shin-byung (Divine Disease) in a Korean woman. Culture, Psychiatry, and Medicine. 24, 471-486.
Yi, K. & Shorter-Gooden, K. (1999). Ethnic minority identity: From stage theory to a constructive narrative model. Psychotherapy. Vol. 36 (1), 16-26.
Yi, K (1998). Race and transference: An intersubjective application. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 15 (2), 245-261.
Yi, K. (1995). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with Asian clients. Psychotherapy. 32, 308-316.
Yi, K. (1990). Symptoms of Eating Disorders as a Function of Acculturation Among Japanese and Chinese College Female Students. Ann Harbor, MI: International University Press.
Yi, K., Sue, S., and Zane, N.(1986). Cognitive Appraisal of Assertion Responses among Asian and Caucasian Americans. Asian American Psychological Association Journal, 65-68.
Yi, K. (1999). Should psychologist make their moral commitments explicit?: Multicultural implications. The Los Angeles Psychologist News Letter. March/April, 1999.
Yi, K. (1998). Divine Disease in a Korean woman. The Asian American Psychologist News Letters.
Yi, K. (1998). Psychotherapy, culture, and self: The Case of Asian Americans. The Los Angeles Psychologist News Letter. July/August. 7-8.
Yi, K. (January 5, 2013). Cultural Dissociation: Case of Heinz Kohut. The New Center, Los Angeles.
Yi, K. (April 20, 2012). Invisibility, Dissociation, and the Contemporary Immigrant Analyst. A presentation at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Yi, K. (April 21, 2012). From No Name Woman to the Birth of Subjectivity: Immigrant Women and the Creative Integration of Sexism Related Traumas. A presentation at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Yi, K. (April 22, 2012). Culture Clashes Within, Psychoanalytic Ideas as Creative Subversion. A presentation at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Yi, K. (Jan. 28, 2011). Psychoanalysis: Can it enhance multicultural psychotherapy? Presentation at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, Washington.
Yi, K.,& Choe, J. (May 23, 2009). Coming of Age: Exploring Identity, Career, & and Romance for 1.5 and 2nd Generation Korean Americans. A workshop presented at the First Healthy Family Conference, Los Angeles.
Yi, K., (April 24, 2009). Devalued Mothers and resilient daughters: Some clinical observations about impact of intra-family sexism on the patients from East Asian Cultures. A paper presented at the Division 39 of American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
Yi, K. (March 1, 2009). Transference to therapist’s race (and how to work with it). Asian American Psychological Association, Division of Women Conference, Long Beach, California.
Yi, K. (February 27, 2009). Eating Disorders. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Yi, K., & Banks, W. (June 16, 2003). Ethnic self-narrative: a constructivist approach to ethnic identity development. 8th International Congress on Constructivism and Psychotherapy. Bari, Italy.
Banks, W. & Yi, K. (June 16,, 2003). The immune system of self and the construction of self-other relations. 8th International Congress on Constructivism and Psychotherapy. Bari, Italy.
Yi, K. (July, 2002). Psychology of Asian-Americans. A teaching presentation at the Wright Institute, Los Angeles.
Yi, K. & Louie, C. (May 6, 2000). Eating Disorders among Asian women. A workshop presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association Regional Conference, San Diego.
Yi, K, & Shorter-Gooden, K. (March 11, 2000). Toward multiculturally competent teaching. A workshop for the faculty of the Antioch University, Marina del Rey.
Yi, K. (December 18, 1998). Korean mothers and filial daughters: Notes on clinical observations. A presentation at Annual American Psychoanalytic Association Conference, New York.
Yi, K. (June 13, 1998), Korean culture and marital conflicts. A TV appearance at KCSI, Los Angeles.
Yi, K. (June 5, 1998). Culturally Appropriate Counseling Techniques for Service Providers. A workshop presentation at the Building Family Peace: A Domestic Violence Conference, Los Angeles.
Yi, K. (May 6, 1998). Culture, self, and psychotherapy: The case of Asian-Americans. A presentation at the Student Psychological Services Center, University California, Irvine.
Yi, K. (December 5, 1997), Depression and Korean women. A TV appearance at KCSI, Los Angeles.
Yi, K. (November 14, 1997). Psychodynamic Treatment of Asian American adolescents. A workshop presentation at the Asian American Mental Health Training Annual Conference, Pasadena.
Yi, K. (November, 1997). A psychoanalytic view on parenting with Koreans. A panel discussion at the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists Annual Convention, Cerritos.
Yi, K. (January, 1997). Diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders: An overview. A presentation given at Verdugo Mental Health Center, Glendale.
Yi, K. (January, 1997). Mental Health Needs of Korean-Americans. A presentation at the Moving into Next Millennium for Korean Americans Conference sponsored by Korean Health Education Information & Referral Center at Queen of Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles
Yi, K. (November, 1996). Treating Korean-American adolescents and families in Los Angeles. Specificity of ethnic communities of Los Angeles: A psychiatric perspective. A continuing education presentation sponsored by Southern California Psychiatric Society given at Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA, Los Angeles.
Yi, K. (October, 1996). Treatment of eating disorders. A continuing education presentation given to mental health professionals at Managed Health Network , Los Angeles.