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Dr. Sungjin Im
Dr. Sungjin Im
- Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno 
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno 
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona, Summa Cum Laude 
  • B.A., Psychology, Korea University 
  • APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program (SBU-CIP) 
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies 


  • PSY 210 & 211: Research Methods and Lab 
  • PSY 440: Abnormal Psychology 
  • PSY 640: Psychopathology 
  • PSY 751: Clinical Neuropsychology
  • PSY777: Foundations of Supervision
  • PSY 799: Dissertation in Psychology 
  • EDFN 740: Intermediate Statistics 

Research and Clinical Interests 

My research focuses on bridging the gap between cognitive neuroscience and clinical science by applying a wide range of cutting-edge approaches including fMRI, EEG, ECG, EDA, EMG, impedance cardiograph, and computerized behavioral tasks. I seek further understanding of neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie trauma and substance use and the development of a mindfulness-based intervention to treat these conditions. As a clinical psychologist, I received extensive training in mindfulness-based approaches including acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as well as other evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive behavior analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP), and prolonged exposure for trauma.   

Research Supervision 

I am willing to serve as a chair or committee member for any of these types of projects: PSY 290, PSY 490, Honors thesis, MA thesis, Ed.S. Specialist Projects, Psy.D. dissertations.

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