Michael Lau

Dr. Michael Lau received an M.A. and Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited) from the University of Notre Dame, with a minor in Quantitative Psychology. He has served as a faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University, and The Chicago School of Professional of Psychology. Most recently, he was the Department Chair and Interim Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program (APA Accredited) at the Washington, DC Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. His research interests are in mental health of racial and ethnic minorities, and in philosophical and methodological issues in psychology. Having served on the editorial boards of The Counseling Psychologist and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, he recently began his tenure as Associate Editor with Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. As a clinician, he considers himself a generalist, though he has particular interest and experience providing services to sexual minorities, clients of color, and Chinese speaking clients.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Asian American Mental Health

Sexual Minority Mental Health

Research Methodology

Courses Taught at Felician University

PSYC 651: Evidence Based Theories

PSYC 576: Internship II

PSYC 711: Learning & Cognition

PSYC 753: Dissertation Advisement A

PSYC 733: Research Design

PSYC 557: Professional Issues and Ethics

PSYC 6754 Doctoral Practicum IIA

Publications/Research

Racial discrimination and health outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities: A meta-analytic review.
Carter, R. T., Lau, M. Y., Johnson, V. E., & Kirkinis, K. (2017). Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 45, 232-259.
Is psychology suffering from a replication crisis? What does “failure to replicate” really mean?
Maxwell, S. E., Lau, M. Y., & Howard, G. S. (2015). American Psychologist, 70, 487-498.
Exploring corollaries of students’ social justice intentionality.
Smith, L. & Lau, M. Y. (2013). Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 8, 59-71.
Ethnic minority psychological associations: Connections to counseling psychology.
Delgado-Romero, E. A., Forrest, L. M., & Lau, M. Y. (2012). The Counseling Psychologist, 40, 630-645.
Relationships between ethnic minority psychological associations and counseling psychology: Three new frameworks.
Forrest, L. M., Lau, M. Y., & Delgado-Romero, E. A. (2012). The Counseling Psychologist, 40, 746-754.
Ethnic minority psychological association and the Society of Counseling Psychology: Greater connections.
Lau, M. Y., Forrest, L. M., & Delgado-Romero, E. A. (2012). The Counseling Psychologist, 40, 710-722.
Division 45: The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.
Morales, E. S., Lau, M. Y., & Ballesteros, A. (2012). The Counseling Psychologist, 40, 699-709.
Integrating trauma psychology and cultural psychology: Indigenous perspectives on theory, research and practice.
Hill, J. S., Lau, M. Y., & Sue, D. W. (2010). Traumatology [Special Issue: Culture and Trauma], 16, 39-47.
Nonsignificant results: Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
Howard, G. S., Maxwell, S. E., Lau, M. Y., Delgado-Romero, E. A., Christopherson, C. D., & Lundy, R. R. (2010). Journal of Non-significant Results in Education, 1, 53-58.
Does psi exist? A Bayesian approach to assessing psi ganzfeld data.
Lau, M. Y., Howard, G. S., Maxwell, S. E., & Venter, A. (2009). European Journal of Parapsychology, 24, 5-31.
Do research literatures give correct answers?
Howard, G. S., Lau, M. Y., Maxwell, S. E., Venter, A., Lundy, R. R., & Sweeny, R. M. (2009). Review of General Psychology [Special Issue: Methodological Problems in Psychology], 13, 116-121.
Institutional and individual research productivity in five nominated multicultural psychology journals.
Lau, M. Y., Cisco, H. C., & Delgado-Romero, E. A. (2008). Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 36, 194-205.
Gender roles among Asian/Asian American men. (Book Chapter)
Lau, M. Y., Chen, Y., Huang, J., & Miville, M. L. (2013). In M. L. Miville (Ed.), Multicultural gender roles: Applications for Mental Health and Education (pp. 169-206). New York: Wiley.
Negotiating multicultural gender roles: A proposed model. (Book Chapter)
Miville, M. L., Bratini, L., Corpus, M. J., Lau, M. L., & Redway, J. A. K. (2013). In M. L. Miville (Ed.), Multicultural gender roles: Applications for Mental Health and Education (pp. 231-246). New York: Wiley.
Measurement and methodological issues in social class research: A call for theorization and study. (Book Chapter)
Lau, M. Y., Cho, R., Chang, J., & Huang, J. (2013). In W. M. Liu (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling (pp. 59-78). New York: Oxford University Press.
The Society of Counseling Psychology: Historical values, themes and patterns viewed from the APA presidential podium. (Book Chapter)
Delgado-Romero, E. A., Lau, M. Y., & Shullman, S. L. (2012). In N. A. Fouad, APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Microaggressions research: Methodological review and recommendations. (Book Chapter)
Lau, M. Y., & Williams, C. D. (2010). In D. W. Sue (Ed.), Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics and Impact (pp. 313-336). New York: Wiley.
Ontological and epistemic claims of realism and instrumentalism.
Lau, M. Y. (2005). American Psychologist, 60, 345-346.
Tempering the neuroses of internship applicants [Review of the book, Internships in psychology: The APAGS workbook for writing successful applications and finding the right match].
Krumm, A. J., & Lau, M. Y. (2005, February 23). PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (8), Article 2.
Constructivism’s dilemma with epistemic authority [Review of the book, The certainty of uncertainty: Dialogues introducing constructivism].
Lau, M. Y. (2004, October 19). PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 49 (Suppl. 4), Article 19.
Postmodernism and the values of science.
Lau, M. Y. (2002). American Psychologist, 57, 1126-1127.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 418
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6115
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Education

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
M.A. Psychology, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
B.A. Psychology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Associate Department Chair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC
Department Chair & Interim Director of Clinical Training, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC