Postdoctoral Research Associate
Elise Ji Young Choe, M.S., Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Danielsen Institute. She completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Georgia State University. Dr. Choe’s research and clinical interests include how forgiveness, humility, religion/spirituality, and other virtues may promote resilience for individuals involved in interpersonal conflict. She is also interested in virtues that promote helping behavior in bystanders. Dr. Choe is also interested in cross-cultural adaptation of interventions and models. Her dissertation examined the possible effects pressure to forgive may have on individuals forgiving a romantic partner over time.
Clinically, Dr. Choe has had training in CBT, DBT, and ACT approaches to short-term therapy in a variety of settings (e.g., college counseling centers, employee assistance program, community mental health). Dr. Choe has a feminist, multicultural lens for therapy, believing in equalizing the power within the therapeutic relationship, collaborating with the client, and attending to the intersections of the client’s diverse identities for a holistic approach to psychotherapy.