Assistant Professor

Alisia (Giac-Thao) Tran is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology program at Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.  She heads the Tran Ethnic and Minority Psychology and Experiences (TEMPE) Lab.  Her broad research interests are in minority equity, mental health, and development.  Her current emerging research focus is on financial disparities and contributory financial literacy, decision-making, and behaviors.  Other research foci include discrimination, ethnic-racial or cultural socialization, and ethnic minority psychology.  Her research draws on methodological approaches from Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Public Health.  Her clinical interests are in pediatric neuropsychology and psychology.  Her advocacy work is based in local and national Asian American communities/organizations, as well as in APA Division 17 (Society for Counseling Psychology).  She completed her doctoral training and clinical internship at the University of Minnesota.


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