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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

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. Professor Allen also conducts research related to religiosity, perfectionism, scrupulosity, and psychological wellbeing among various diverse 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, Hawaii, and Fiji conducting spiritual, cultural, and indigenous interventions in psychotherapy for psychological healing among Pacific Islanders/Pasifika. He has numerous publications in top-tier scientific journals, over 4 million dollars in research grants, and multiple professional presentations at national and international conferences. Early in his career, Professor Allen was nominated and elected Early Career Professional of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 36: Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, a newly created position. Dr. Allen was also appointed Member-at-Large (MAL), Pacific Islander Slate for APA Division 45, which was also a new slate position created for the Pacific Islander population. 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 PhD program of counseling psychology at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Carolina, have 7 children and they live in Provo, Utah.

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.

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 Pasifika/Polynesians/Polynesian Americans. Intersections of perfectionism, scrupulosity, psychology, and religiosity among a variety of religious individuals.

http://education.byu.edu/polypsi

Appointed Member-at-Large (MAL) Pacific Islander Slate for APA Division 45 Executive Committee

APA: Division 45 - The Psychological Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

2023 - 2026

APA Leadership Nominated and Elected Early Career Professional

APA Division 36: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

2022 - 2025

Faculty Outstanding Research Award

BYU Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department

2021

APA Leadership Nomination and Elected

APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race

2019

APA Leadership Position Nomination and Elected

APA Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology, Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity

2019

Invited Seminars Honorarium Award

Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

2019

Research Financial Honorarium Award

University of Hawai'i

2019

Faculty Mentor Award

MSE

2018

Faculty Mentor Award

MSE

2016

Paper selected at the 2012 APA Convention to receive news attention

APA

2012 - 2013

Professor of the Year (nominated)

Southern Utah University

2012

Research Recognition Award

Georgia Psychology Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

2011

Research Recognition Award

The 28th Annual Teacher College Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, 2011, Columbia University, NY, NY.

2011

Course Instructor: High Flyer Teaching Award

University of Missouri

2008

Outstanding Student Research Award

2004 APA Annual Convention

2004

Intersecting Identities: A look at how ethnic identity impacts science identity in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students

  • Authors: Greenall, Rebeka F; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Nichols, Samara; Gaspar de Alba, Jose; Bailey, Elizabeth Gibbons
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publication Journal: CBE-Life Sciences Education
  • Volume: 22
  • Issue: 4

Perceptions and barriers about mental health services among Pacific Islanders: An interpretative phonological analysis

  • Authors: Cutrer, Elizabeth Ann; Miller, Erica Ellsworth; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Garrett, Melia Fonoimoana; Conklin, Hokulea D; Franklin, Cynthia; Norton, Abigail; Hee, Cameron W H; Coffey, Benjamin K.
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Counseling Psychology

Intersecting identities: A look at how ethnic identity interacts with science identity in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students.

  • Authors: Greenall, Rebeka F; de Alba, J. G. ; Nichols, S; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Bailey, Elizabeth Gibbons
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publication Journal: Life Sciences Education
  • Publisher: CBE-Life Sciences Education
  • Volume: 22
  • Issue: 4

Investigating religious commitment, perceived religious oppression, self-esteem, depression, and life satisfaction among Latter-day Saint women

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika ; Ming, Mason; Hyde, Steven; Bozzelli, Andrew; Rodgers, Greg; Sagebin, Fabio M; Thompson, Michael
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health
  • Publisher: Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health

A Polynesian perspective for navigating the spiritual connections in psychotherapy practice

  • Authors: Mikahere-Hall, Alayne; Conklin, Hokulea D; Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publication Journal: American Psychological Association

Bringing spiritually integrated psychotherapies into the healthcare mainstream

  • Authors: Richards, P. Scott; Pargament, Kenneth; Exline, Julie; Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publication Journal: American Psychological Association

Handbook of spiritually integrated psychotherapies

  • Authors: Richards, P. Scott; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Judd, Dan K
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publication Journal: American Psychological Association

Investigating religious commitment, perceived religious oppression, self-esteem, depression, and life satisfaction among Latter-day Saint women

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika; Ming, Mason; Hyde, Steven; Bozzelli, Andrew ; Rodgers, Greg; Sagebin, Fabio
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health

Examining Expectations Among Polynesian Americans About Seeking Psychotherapy.

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika; Masuda, Aki; Griner, Derek; Beecher, Mark E; Cline, Jared; Hee, Cameron W H; Ming, Mason
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publication Journal: American Journal of Psychotherapy

Examining psychological correlates and indirect effects of forgiveness on racial discrimination among Polynesian American emerging adults

  • Authors: Tanner, Emily; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Young, Ellie L; Feinauer, Erika; Ure, Caitlin
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies

Examining expectations among Polynesian Americans about seeking psychotherapy

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika; Masuda, Aki; Griner, Derek; Beecher, Mark E; Cline, Jared; Hee, Cameron W H; Ming, Mason;
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publication Journal: American Journal of Psychotherapy

Culture-centered psychotherapy preferences for Polynesian Americans: An interpretative phenomenological approach

  • Authors: Cutrer, Elizabeth Ann; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Conklin, Hokulea D; Hee, Cameron W H; Miller, Erica Kerstin; Rachel, Chapman; Bango, Gancinia; Meilani, Roan; Norton, Abby
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publication Journal: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling

I worry that I am almost perfect! Examining relationships of perfectionism, scrupulosity, intrinsic spirituality, and psychological wellbeing among Latter-day Saints.

  • Authors: Allen, Kawika; Norton, Abigail; Pulsipher, Sarah; Johnson, David; Bunker, Benson
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice

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: 2019
  • Publication Journal: Counselling Psychology Quarterly

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

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

Perfectionism in religion: Perceived Perfectionism from God Scale

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

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: 2017
  • 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: 2016
  • Publication Journal: Reconstructing meaning after trauma: Theory, research, and practice
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Country: PA
  • Issue: 1st
  • Editors: E. M. Altmaier

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

  • Authors: Richards, P. Scott; Sanders, Peter W; Lea, Troy; McBride, Jason A; Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 3
  • Editors: Lisa Miller and Len Sperry

Counseling attitudes and stigma among Polynesian Americans

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika; Smith, Timothy B
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Journal: The Counseling Psychologist
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Country: U.S.
  • Volume: 44
  • Issue: 1
  • Editors: Lydia Buki
  • Abstract: click to view

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

  • Authors: Lea, Troy; Richards, P. Scott; Sanders, Peter W.; McBride, Jason A; Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 3
  • Editors: Lisa Miller and Len Sperry

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/scp0000085
  • Publication Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: U.S.
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 3
  • Editors: Lisa Miller
  • Abstract: click to view

Collectivistic Coping Strategies for Distress Among Polynesian Americans

  • Authors: Allen, G. E. Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ser0000039
  • 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/scp0000082
  • 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 W; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Fischer, Lane; Richards, Phillip S; Morgan, David T; Potts, Richard W
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • 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 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 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 Date: 2013
  • 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

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

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publication Journal: Asian American Journal of Psychology
  • Publisher: Asian American Journal of Psychology
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Country: USA
  • Volume: 2, 1

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 Journal: Journal of College Student Psychotherapy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • 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 Journal: The Counseling Psychologist
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • Volume: 44
  • Issue: 1

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

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Eldridge Kawika; Conklin, Hokulea; Kane, Davis K.;
  • Publication Journal: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • ISSN: 1099-9809

Acculturation experiences of Chinese international students who attend American Universities

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

Acculturation experiences of Chinese international students who attend American Universities.

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

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 Type: https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070.2019.1699502
  • Publication Journal: Counselling Psychology Quarterly
  • Publisher: Routledge

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 Journal: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling

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 Journal: Mental Health, Religion & Culture
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 2

Culture-Centered Psychotherapy Preferences for Polynesian Americans: An Interpretative Phenomenological Approach.

  • Authors: Cutrer, Elizabeth Ann; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Conklin, Hokulea D; Hee, Cameron W H; Miller, Erica Kerstin; Chapman, Rachel; Gancinia, Bango; Roan, Meilani; Norton, Abigail
  • Publication Journal: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
  • Volume: 44
  • Issue: 4

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

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • Publication Journal: Elsevier Publication, Inc.

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

  • Authors: Allen, Gerald Kawika
  • 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 Journal: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Journal of Career Development: A citation analysis.

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

Ethnoracial comparisons in anxiety and depression outcomes among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander college students

  • Authors: Clline, Jared; Larsen, Ross Allen Andrew; Griner, Derek; Beecher, Mark E; Allen, Gerald Kawika; Lee, CT; LeFrandt, Jason; Worthen, Vaughn Eugene
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

Divorce and religion. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, & G. J. Geoffrey (Eds.), The Social History of the American Family.

  • Authors: Schramm, David G
  • Publication Journal: The Social History of the American Family
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications