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Oksoon Cho

Assistant Professor, Program Head & Field Chair of Counseling
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    Graduate/Seminary in Chicago
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  • Start Date:
    July 2019
  • Personal Information:

    Dr. Cho is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has various experiences in counseling, clinical supervision, and counselor education in South Korea and America. Her research interest is creative/expressive art supervision for diverse counselors and counselor educators. In addition to teaching at Moody, Dr. Cho serves the community through her private practice, Chicago Mental Health Institute.

  • Educational Background:

    ​BA, Daegu Catholic University
    MA, Daegu Catholic University
    ABD, Kyungpook National University, Child & Family Counseling
    PhD, Northern Illinois University

  • Publications:

    Dr. Cho’s Happy Clinic: Everything about Korean Americans’ Mental Health, Chicago Mental Health Institute, IL. 2020. Chicago Mental Health Institute.

    Creative/Expressive Arts in Practicum Supervision: Experience and Perceptions of Counselor Educators. Doctoral dissertation, Northern Illinois University. 2018. ProQuest.

    East Meets West: Asian-American Parents’ Expectations and Perceptions toward Mental Health Services, Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 2 (1), 11. 2012.


    Korean Americans’ Mental Health and Healing during the Pandemic. Hansawon, Wheeling, IL. 2020, February 22, 2020.

    Creative Art Strategies in a Changing World of Counseling and Supervision. Illinois Counseling Association. Itasca, IL. November 10, 2018.

    Healthy Teacher & Happy Children (Keynote Speak), Korean Montessori Association Annual Conference. Daegu, South Korea. July 7, 2015.

    Korean Immigrants in the U.S. and Cultural Identity, MCTV, Chicago, IL. December 22, 2018.

    Who Am I: Acculturation & Ethnic Identity of Korean American, Korean American Association of Chicago, Chicago, IL. December 12, 2014.

    Substance Use Risks for Immigrants and Tips for Culturally Adjusted Intervention, Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference. Schaumburg, IL. November 15, 2014.