Psychology Professor Meifen Wei was awarded the APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) International Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s American Psychological Association’s conference.
Meifen Wei is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University (ISU). She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She worked as a psychologist at the University of Texas-Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center for 2 years before joining ISU.
To date, Dr. Wei published 83 peer-reviewed empirical articles and over 130 professional conference presentations. Dr. Wei developed several new scales to move research forward or create a new research line. She advanced the literature to have a more sophisticated understanding about how Asians cope with stress related to being Asians in the US. Dr. Wei also internationalized the emotion regulation literature by adding cultural context and group counseling in Taiwan. Additionally, she has served on students’ thesis/dissertation committees for over 100 students. She served as the Associate Editor and International Forum Editor of The Counseling Psychologist (APA Division 17 Journal). Dr. Wei is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and received prestigious national research awards from APA Division 17, APA Division 45, and the Asian American Psychological Association.