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Kean University

Dr. Lin is a professional counselor, counselor educator, and researcher who joined the Department of Counselor Education at the College of Health Professions and Human Services in Kean University in 2022. Her current research interests are focused on: (1) exploring the impact of East Asian ideologies/philosophies (i.e., Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism) on psychological well-being, attitudes toward mental-health help seeking, and culturally informed attitudes and behavior globally, and (2) bridging the understanding of East Asian ideologies to studies of mindfulness and psychological flexibility processes to examine underlying mechanisms of change (e.g., self-compassion) in people’s daily lives across cultures.   

She currently teaches counseling skills, doctoral teaching internship, and doctoral statistics at Kean University, and throughout her career as a faculty member, she has also taught multicultural counseling, counseling theories, master’s research methods, and various others. With a multidisciplinary and bicultural background, she firmly believes that cultural and social contexts play a pivotal role in shaping individuals’ mind, attitudes, behavior, which, in turn, influences how they respond to life events and molds their social interactions. As a result, she is dedicated to incorporating these factors in her teaching, supervision, research, and clinical work. Her goal is to enhance students’ self-awareness, deepen their understanding of the human mind to promote wellness, and reduce barriers to providing effective counseling treatment.

She is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). She currently serves on the editorial board of International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling and as a reviewer for several other scholarly journals.  


  • Ph.D. Counseling and Counselor Education, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • M.S. Mental Health Counseling, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  • B.B.A & L.L.B. Business Administration & Laws, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC - NY)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Selected Publications:

Rogge, R.D., Lin, Y.-Y., Swanson, D. P., & Amaro, A. (2022). Tracing the Path toward Mindfulness back to its Origins: Linking Tenets of Buddhism to Mindfulness within the Buddhism-Informed Unified Flexibility and Mindfulness (BI-UFM) Model. Mindfulness, 1-20.

Lin, Y. -Y., Swanson, D. P., & Rogge, R. D. (2021). The Three Teachings of East Asia (TTEA) Inventory: Developing and Validating a Measure of the Interrelated Ideologies of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 472-496. Lin, Y. -Y., Rogge, R. D., & Swanson, D. P. (2020). Cross-Cultural Flexibility:

Validation of the Traditional Mandarin, Simplified Mandarin, and Japanese Translations of the Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 15, 73-84.