Dr. Hong is invested in developing evidence-based ways to individualize care and address diversity factors in therapy and in training fellows and residents in these approaches. She has published and presented widely on these and other topics in psychology.

In clinical practice, she specializes in providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and other evidence based treatments. She is also committed to helping neurodiverse and culturally diverse individuals work with their differences, navigate prevailing social norms, and advocate for their needs as diverse individuals.

Clinical Focus

  • Clinical Psychology

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Anxiety and Depression Adult Psychological Treatment (ADAPT) Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine (2022 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program-Adult, Stanford University School of Medicine (2021 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship-Research, Stanford University, Psychology (2007)
  • Internship: University of Illinois at Chicago Psychiatry Residency (2005) IL
  • PhD Training: University of British Columbia (2005) Canada

All Publications

  • The Importance of Learning Style in Case Formulation-Driven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Case Study CLINICAL CASE STUDIES Gasperetti, C. E., Hong, J. J. 2021
  • Reducing Mental Health Disparities by Increasing the Personal Relevance of Interventions AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST Hall, G., Berkman, E. T., Zane, N. W., Leong, F. L., Hwang, W., Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C., Hong, J. J., Chu, J. P., Huang, E. R. 2021; 76 (1): 91-103


    One of the most persistent health disparities is the underutilization of mental health services by people of color. Neither evidence-based treatments (universal focus) nor culturally adapted treatments (group focus) have reduced these disparities. We propose the personal relevance of psychotherapy (PROP) model, which integrates universal, group, and individual dimensions to determine the personal relevance of interventions. A cultural example of personal relevance among people of East Asian ancestry involves "face" (i.e., one's prestige and position in society), which may moderate treatment outcomes. Pragmatic intervention approaches focused on helping individuals cope with specific external problems, compared to managing a "personal" disease, can effectively "restore" face. Thus, social problem-solving interventions may be more personally relevant to many people of East Asian ancestry than are approaches that are internally focused. In addition, we posit that social neuroscience can offer unique opportunities above and beyond self-report measures when assessing the impact of PROP and the personal relevance of interventions for diverse populations. Our preliminary evidence upon testing this hypothesis indicated that among Asian Americans, exposure to problem-solving therapy content elicited significantly greater neural activity in brain areas associated with personal relevance compared to exposure to cognitive-behavioral therapy content. Identifying personally relevant interventions has the potential to reduce mental health disparities by increasing engagement with mental health services for diverse groups. The increased client engagement produced by personally relevant interventions also has the potential to make mental health services more effective for diverse groups. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved).

    View details for DOI 10.1037/amp0000616

    View details for Web of Science ID 000612359500008

    View details for PubMedID 32118456

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  • Cultural mediators of self-reported social anxiety BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY Hong, J. J., Woody, S. R. 2007; 45 (8): 1779-1789


    East Asians generally endorse higher social anxiety than do Westerners. Widely used measures of social anxiety, however, may not account for different social values across cultures. Drawing from Korean (n=251) and Euro-Canadian (n=250) community samples, this study used a cross-sectional design to examine the relationship between ratings of social anxiety and beliefs and self-views typically found in East Asian cultures. Results indicated that independent self-construal and identity consistency, views of the self that are typically associated with Western cultures, fully mediate the ethnic difference on self-reported social anxiety. Moreover, two indicators of East Asian views of the self in social contexts (interdependent self-construal and self-criticism) were partial mediators. Overall, the data suggest conceptualizations of pathological social anxiety may need to be revised to be useful for studying individuals in East Asian cultures.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.brat.2007.01.011

    View details for Web of Science ID 000248874300006

    View details for PubMedID 17350589