Chongzheng Wei awarded APA Division 17 counseling psychology grant

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Chongzheng Wei

Chongzheng Wei has received a grant from the American Psychological Association’s counseling and clinical psychology division (Division 17). The grant was awarded by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), a grant-making foundation that funds early career psychologists and graduate students using psychology to solve important problems and improve people's lives. The grant will fund Wei’s project "Measuring internalized bi-negativity and its association with mental health risks among bisexuals in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan."

Chongzheng Wei is a doctoral student with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology working with Dr. Tania Israel. He received an M.Ed. in Education (concentration: sexuality education and counseling) from Beijing Normal University and a B.S. in Applied Psychology from Nanchang University in China. His strong commitment to counseling psychology and social justice started by serving prisoners, under-resourced migrant children, and LGBTQ individuals in China. After graduation, he was sponsored by the Chinese government to work at both UNESCO headquarters in Paris and Asia-Pacific regional office in Bangkok, promoting gender equality and LGBTI inclusion in the education sector. Chongzheng speaks Mandarin, English, and intermediate French. His research centers around addressing minority stress and mental health disparities facing the LGBTQ community. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, swimming, and playing the ukulele.

[Chongzheng Wei is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at george@education.ucsb.edu]