Dr. Jean Choi
Since 2002, Dr. Choi has been committed to providing counseling, psychotherapy, and neuropsychological assessments to the culturally diverse adults, youth, and families of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clinical experience includes group, individual, and milieu work within a variety of settings including residential treatment, inpatient hospitals, psychiatric emergency services, outpatient clinics, and private practice. Dr. Choi's strong interest in psychoanalytic theory led her to complete a 2-year intensive psychoanalytic training program at Access Institute prior to her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the National Asian American Psychology Training Center. In addition to direct clinical work, Dr. Choi has assisted in training psychology trainees, interns, and post-doctoral fellows at St. Luke's Hospital and RAMS on group facilitation, neuropsychological assessment, and psychoanalytic theory.
Dr. Choi remains committed to integrating multicultural perspectives and psychoanalytic thought in her work with both patients and clinicians-in-training and in understanding human experience more generally. Dr. Choi's interests include language (one's mother tongue) and the psyche and its impact on the psychotherapeutic process, understanding the impact of acculturation in immigrant families from a psychoanalytic perspective, and creative processes in the individual and the psychotherapeutic dyad.
American Psychological Assocation, Member
Northern California Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Member
Psychoanaytic Institute of Northern California, Community Member
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, Community Member
Papers & Professional Presentations
Choi, J. (2012). Remembering the mother tongue: clinical implications of broken languages in the psychotherapeutic encounter. In-Service training for Staff, Interns, and Trainees, National Asian-American Psychology Training Center at RAMS, San Francisco, CA.
Choi, J. (2010). In search of authorship in dialogue from “Be| |tween”: a grounded theory of first language loss in children of immigrants. Doctoral dissertation, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.
Choi, J. (2008). Resurrecting the dead mother tongue: clinical implications of native language loss in the psychotherapeutic encounter. Cultural competency project paper and presentation, National Asian-American Psychology Training Center at RAMS, San Francisco, CA.