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Faculty: G.E. Kawika Allen

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G.E. Kawika Allen

Title

Associate Professor

Department:

CPSE

Contact Information

Office: 273 MCKB

Phone: 801-422-2620

Email: nope@gekawika_allen@byu.edumsn.com

Website: education.byu.edu/polypsi

Brief Biography

Professor Allen received his BS in speech/organizational communication and his MS in counseling psychology at the University of Utah. He then received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia (a top-ranked program) and completed his predoctoral clinical internship at Duke University. His research areas involve spiritual, cultural, and indigenous ways of healing in psychotherapy including culturally appropriate psychotherapies and interventions for underserved populations. In addition, Professor Allen has focused much of his research on culture-specific counseling interventions and the intersections of religiosity/spirituality, coping/collectivistic coping, depression, anxiety, and psychological well-being/adjustment among Polynesians/Polynesian Americans. Professor Allen is founder of and leads the Polynesian Psychology Research Team (The Poly Psi Team) research efforts involving not only Polynesian/Pasifika Psychology Research, but research across all BIPOC and minoritized groups. Professor Allen has traveled with his colleagues and students across the South Pacific including New Zealand, American Samoa, Hawai’i, and Fiji conducting spiritual, cultural, and indigenous interventions in psychotherapy for psychological healing among Pacific Islanders. He has over 35 publications in top-tier scientific journals, over $4 million dollars in research grants, and over 100 professional presentations at national and international conferences. He has held editorial board and leadership positions in Divisions 17, 36, and 45 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Allen is an associate professor in the doctoral program of counseling psychology at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Carolina, have 7 children and they live in Provo, Utah.

Teaching Interests

Foundations of counseling psychology, counseling/psychotherapy methods and skills, career counseling, research methods, ethics in psychotherapy practice, group process, inferential statistics, culture-appropriate and cross-cultural perspectives in counseling.
 

Research Interests

Cultural and indigenous perspectives in psychology, culture-appropriate interventions and counseling/psychotherapy process and outcome, religiosity/spirituality, psychological well-being/adjustment, with BIPOC and minoritized populations, specifically among Polynesians/Polynesian Americans. Intersections of perfectionism, scrupulosity, psychology, and religiosity among a variety of religious individuals.

http://education.byu.edu/polypsi

Selected Publications

Forgiveness and Gratitude as Mediators between Religious Commitment and Well-Being among Latter-day Saint Polynesian Americans

  • Authors: Kane, Davis; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Smith, Timothy B; Griner, Derek; Jackson, Aaron Paul; Richards, Phillip S
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Mental Health, Religion & Culture
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 2

Psychotherapy utilization, presenting concerns, and outcomes among Pacific Islander and Asian American students

  • Authors: Hafoka, Ofa K; Smith, Timothy B; Griner, Derek; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Young, Ellie L
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Counselling Psychology Quarterly

The role of self-concealment and perceived racial/ethnic discrimination in general psychological distress among racial and ethnic minority college students

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika; Masuda, Aki; Liu, Charles; Tully, Erin
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling

Examining religious commitment, personality, and well-being among Latter-day Saints

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika; Hafoka, Ofa; Fischer, Lane
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Religion & spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought
  • Publisher: Routledge

Psychotherapy utilization, presenting concerns, and outcomes among Pacific Islander and Asian American Students

  • Authors: Hafoka, Ofa k; Smith, Timothy B; Griner, Derek; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Beecher, Mark E; Young, Ellie L
  • Publication Date: 2019

Psychotherapy Utilization and Presenting Concerns among International Asian and Asian American Students in a University Counseling Center

  • Authors: Stokes, Hannah; Griner, Derek; Smith, Tim; Beecher, Mark; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Cox, Jon; Hobbs, Klinton; Kirtley, Natalie
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of College Student Psychotherapy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Abstract: click to view

Religious discrimination scale: Development and initial psychometric evaluation

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika; Wang, Kenneth; Richards, P. Scott; Ming, Mason; Suh, H. N.
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Religion and Health
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • ISSN: online 1573-6571

Spiritually oriented psychotherapy for trauma and meaning-making among ethnically diverse individuals in the United States

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika; Richards, Phillip S; Lea, Troy
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Reconstructing meaning after trauma: Theory, research, and practice
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Country: PA
  • Issue: 1st

Racial discrimination and psychological health among Polynesians in the U.S.

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Eldridge; Conklin, Hokulea; Kane, Davis
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • ISSN: 1099-9809

Perfectionism in religion: Perceived Perfectionism from God Scale

  • Authors: Wang, Kenneth; Allen, Gerald; Stokes, Hannah; Suh, H. N.
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Religion and Health
  • Publisher: Springer
  • City: New York
  • Country: US
  • ISSN: 0022-4197

Acculturation experiences of Chinese international students who attend American Universities

  • Authors: Li, Zhen; Heath, Melissa; Jackson, Aaron; Allen, Gerald; Fischer, Lane; Chen, Peter
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington DC
  • Country: United States
  • Volume: 48
  • Issue: 1
  • Abstract: click to view

Acculturation experiences of Chinese international students who attend American Universities

  • Authors: Li, Zhen; Heath, Melissa Ann; Jackson, Aaron; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Fischer, Lane; Chan, Peter
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
  • Volume: 48
  • Issue: 1

Counseling attitudes and stigma among Polynesian Americans

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika; Smith, Timothy
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: The Counseling Psychologist
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Country: U.S.
  • Volume: 44
  • Issue: 1
  • Abstract: click to view

Psychotherapy utilization and presenting concerns among Polynesian American college students

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika; Cox, Jon; Smith, Timothy B; Hafoka, Ofa; Griner, Derek; Beecher, Mark E
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: The Counseling Psychologist
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • Volume: 44
  • Issue: 1

Bringing spiritually oriented psychotherapies into the health care mainstream: A call for worldwide collaboration

  • Authors: Richards, P. ; Sanders, Peter; Lea, Troy; McBride, Jason; Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 3

Spiritual pathways to healing and recovery: An intensive single-N study of an eating disorder patient

  • Authors: Lea, Troy; Richards, P.; Sanders, Peter; McBride, Jason; Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 3

Spiritual Pathways to Healing and Recovery: An Intensive Single-N Study of an Eating Disorder Patient

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: U.S.
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 3
  • Abstract: click to view

Collectivistic Coping Strategies for Distress Among Polynesian Americans

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Psychological Services
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: U.S.
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 3
  • Abstract: click to view

Bringing Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapies Into the Health Care Mainstream: A Call for Worldwide Collaboration

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: U.S.
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 3
  • Abstract: click to view

Intrinsic religiousness and spirituality as predictors of mental health and positive psychological functioning in Latter-day Saint Adolescents and young adults

  • Authors: Sanders, Peter; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Fischer, Lane; Richards, Phillip S; Morgan, David; Potts, Richard
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Religion and Health
  • Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
  • City: New York
  • Country: USA

Examining legalism, scrupulosity, family perfectionism, and psychological adjustment among LDS individuals

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Mental Health, Religion & Culture
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • City: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK
  • Country: UK
  • Abstract: click to view

Exploring Perceived Attitudes of Counseling between LDS Religious Leaders and Mental Health Therapists

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Issues in religion and psychotherapy
  • Volume: 36
  • Abstract: click to view

Examining aspects of religiosity, perfectionism, scrupulosity, and well-being among LDS individuals

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Religion and Spirituality
  • Publisher: Division 36 (APA) Society of Religion and Spirituality
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: USA
  • Volume: Pending
  • Issue: Pending

Acculturation experiences of Chinese international students who attend American Universities.

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Religiosity, coping, and psychological well-being among Latter-Day Saint Polynesians in the U.S

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Asian American Journal of Psychology
  • Publisher: Asian American Journal of Psychology
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: USA
  • Volume: 2, 1

Acculturation experiences of Chinese international students who attend American Universities

  • Authors: Li, Zhen; Heath, Melissa; Jackson, Aaron Paul; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Fischer, Lane; Chan, Yee-Kong P
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Spiritually oriented psychotherapy for trauma and meaning-making among ethnically diverse individuals in the United States.

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Elsevier Publication, Inc.

Racial identity, phenotype, and self-esteem among biracial Polynesian/White individuals.

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Family Relations
  • Publisher: Family Relations
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: USA
  • Volume: 62

Racial discrimination and psychological health among Polynesians in the U.S.

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika ; Conklin, Hokulea D; Kane, Davis
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Journal of Career Development: A citation analysis.

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Career Development.
  • Publisher: Journal of Career Development.
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: USA

Journal of Career Development: A 36-year content analysis (1972-2007)

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Career Development.
  • Publisher: Journal of Career Development.
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: USA