Dr. Mikyong Kim-Goh

Dr. Mikyong Kim-Goh, Professor and Department Chair

BA, Psychology, Pomona College
MSW and PhD in Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

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Dr. Kim-Goh is Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Kim-Goh has taught a wide range of courses, including Social Work Practice in Diverse Communities, Research Methods, Advanced Mental Health Practice, and Iternational Sopcial Work. Her research interests include interpersonal violence and mental health, service-learning in higher education, mental health delivery in ethnic minority communities, and immigrant and refugee issues. Dr. Kim-Goh has published numerous papers in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Community Mental Health and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. She was a co-principal investigator of a $750,000 youth violence prevention project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A California state-licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Kim-Goh has served on the Orange County Mental Health Board and was a recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Health and Human Development at Cal State Fullerton. From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Kim-Goh served as Acting Associate Vice President for International Programs for CSUF.

Courses Taught:

  • MSW 514: Advanced Mental Health Practice
  • MSW 530: Applied Social Work Research Methods
  • MSW 550: Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations
  • MSW 575: International Social Work

Research Interests:

  • Cultural competency insocial workpractice
  • Domestic violence
  • Mental health disparities in ethnic minority communities
  • Immigrants & refugee mental health
  • Global social work

Current Projects:

Co-Principal Investigator,2017- 2022: “A Culturally Competent Model for integrated care”.California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Phase 2 Asian Pacific Islander Implementation Pilot project.(Principal Investigator: Karen Lee)Korean Community Services/ California Department of Public Health. $200,000.

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-Evaluation Specialist), 2016-2019

“Orange County Community Health SBIRT Program”(Principal Investigator/Program Director: Beverly Quaye; Co-evaluation Specialist: Karen Lee; Outreach Coordinator:Carol Metoyer)Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1H79TI026438-0.$769,556


Department of Social Work

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92831
Room EC-207,
Phone: (657) 278-8452,
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