Chatham University

Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Faculty and Staff

Wonjin Sim Ph.D.

wsim@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor
Hometown : Seoul, Korea
Joined Chatham : 2009

Academic Areas of Interest

Counseling diverse populations, Psychotherapy process and outcome, Working with Dreams, Counseling clients with chronic illness, Spirituality

Personal Areas of Interest

Walking, Hiking, and Traveling

Education

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006
  • B.A. in Psychology and English Education, Ewha Women's University, 2003

Publications

  • Sim, W. (2012). Asians in Dream Therapy. Dream Encyclopedia. ABO-CLIO.
  • Berman, M., Hill, C. E., Liu, J., Jackson, J., Sim, W. & Spangler, P. (2012). Relational events in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with three clients with anorexia nervosa.In L. G. Castonguay & C. E. Hill (Eds.). Corrective experiences in psychotherapy. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Sim, W., Huang, T., & Hill, C. E. (2011). Biases and expectations. In C. E. Hill (Ed.), Consensual Qualitative Research: A Practical Resource for Investigating Social Science Phenomena. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Sim, W., Hill, C.E., Chowdhury, S., Huang, T., Zaman, N., & Talavera, P. (2010). Problems and action ideas discussed by first- and second-generation female East Asian Students during dream sessions. Dreaming, 20, 42-59.
  • Hill, C. E., Liu, J., Spangler, P., Sim, W., & Schottenbauer, M. (2008). Working with dreams in psycthotherapy: What do psychoanalytic therapists report that they do? Psychoanalytic Psychology, 25, 565-573.
  • Hill, C. E., Sim, W., Spangler, P., Stahl, J., Sullivan, C., & Teyber, E. (2008). Therapist immediacy in brief psychotherapy: Case study II. Psychotherapy, 45, 298-315.
  • Hill, C. E., Tien, H., Sheu, H., Sim, W., Ma, Y., Choi, K., & Tashiro, T. (2007). Predictors of outcome of dream work for East Asian volunteer clients: dream factors, attachment anxiety, Asian values, and therapist input. Dreaming, 17, 208-226.
  • Hill, C. E., Spangler, P. Sim, W., & Baumann, E. (2007). The interpersonal content of dreams: relation to the process and outcome of single sessions using the Hill dream model. Dreaming.17, 1-19.
  • Hill, C. E., Knox, S., Hess, S. A. Crook-Lyon, R., Goates-Jones, M., & Sim, W. (2006). The attainment of insight in the Hill Dream Model: A case study. In L. Castonguay & C. E. Hill (Ed.), Insight in Psychotherapy. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Hill, C. E., Crook-Lyon, R. E., Hess, S. A., Goates-Jones, M., Roffman, M., Stahl, J., Sim, W., & Johnson, M. (2006). Prediction of session process and outcome in the Hill dream model: contributions of client characteristics and the process of the three stages. Dreaming, 16, 159-185.

Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania

Awards

  • Sim, W. & Hill, C. E. (Principal Investigator), "International Students’ Dreams During Cultural Transition". Sponsored by International Association for the Study of Dreams/Dream Science Foundation. $3500. (Jan, 2013)
  • Recipient of 2013 Award for Best Oral Research Presentation. Zanardelli, G., Sim, W., Borges, N.J., Roman, B., Rodgers, S., Kiraly, C. (2013, March). Well-Being, Attitudes toward Counseling, Willingness to Seek Counseling in Medical Schools with and without Integrated Wellness Programming. Oral presentation at the Association of American Medical College's Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Fretz Scientist-Practitioner Award. Counseling Psychology Program, University of Maryland, Spring 2009
  • Distinguished Teaching Assistant Certificate. University of Maryland, Spring 2008
  • Nominee, Student Award, Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs, Spring 2008
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology, Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science, Summer 2007
  • Research Award. Mid-Atlantic Group of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Fall 2007
  • Graduate Student Fellowship. University of Maryland, College Park, Fall 2003- Spring 2005

Organizations

  • Society for Psychotherapy Research
  • American Psychological Association

Presentations

  • Zanardelli, G., Sim, W., Borges, N.J., Roman, B., Rodgers, S., Kiraly, C. (2013, March). Well-Being, Attitudes toward Counseling, Willingness to Seek Counseling in Medical Schools with and without Integrated Wellness Programming. Oral presentation at the Association of American Medical College's Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring meeting, Cincinnati, OH. Recipient of 2013 Award for Best Oral Research Presentation.
  • Sim, W., Zanardelli, Z., Loughran, M., & Mannarino, M. (2012, August). Thriving and Burnout of College Counseling Center Psychologists. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL
  • Sim, W., Dandridge, A., Close, C., Kumble, S. & Stahl, J. (2012, August). International Students’ Perceptions of Living with Roommates from Different Cultural Backgrounds. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Brinkman, C. & Sim, W. (2012, August). Mentoring and Early Career Professionals--- Navigating Multiple Roles. Conversation hour presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL
  • Isacco, A., Sahker, E., St. Jean, M., Pizzuto, J., Mannarino, M., Hamilton, D., Sim, W., & Frawley-O’Dea, M. (2012, August). Toward a Holistic Understanding of Catholic Priests’ Health and Wellness. Conversation hour presented at the Annual
  • Zanardelli, G., Sim, W., Rodgers, S., & Kiraly, C. (2012, August). Attitudes toward and Willingness to Seek Help, Stress, and Coping of Medical Students. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Sim, W., Zanardelli, G., Loughran, M., Mannarino, M., & Hill, C. (2012, June). Thriving and Burnout Experienes of Counseling Center Psychologists. Poster presented at the annual International conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA
  • McCubbin, L., & Sim, W. (2011, August). Demystifying grant process. Discussion Hour presented at the American Psychological Association Annual convention in Washington, DC
  • Sim, W. & Huang, T. (2010, June). Biases and Expectations in Consensual Qualitative Research. Workshop presented at the annual International conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Asilomar, CA
  • Mannarino, M., Brinkman, B., Bernstein, J., Hamilton, D., Issaco, A., Loughran, M., Sim, W., & Zanardelli, G. (2010, August). Exploring the Integration of “Sustainability” Concept into a Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology. Discussion hour presented at the Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA
  • Sim, W. (2009, February). Problems and Action Ideas Discussed by First- and Second-generation Female Asian American Students during Dream Sessions. Colloquium presented at the Fretz award ceremony, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Sim, W., Kim, S., Watson, N. (2008, October). Student Perspectives Panel on Applying to Doctoral Programs in psychology. Panel presented at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sim, W. & Hill, C. E. (2008, September). Problems, Insights, and Coping Strategies of Second-Generation Female Asian Americans vs. First-Generation female Asians as Manifested in Sessions Working with Dreams. Poster presented at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Berman, M. Hill, C. E., Sim, W., Liu, J., Jackson, J., & Spangler, P. (2008, September). Corrective Relational Experiences in Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa. Symposium presented at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Sim, W. (2008, May). Career Counseling with International Students. Symposium presented at the Multicultural Career Conference, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
  • Sim, W. & Hill, C. E. (2008, February). Problems, insights, and coping strategies of second-generation female Asian Americans vs. first-generation female Asians as manifested in sessions working with dreams. Poster presented at the Fretz Day, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Sim, W. & Hill, C. E. (2007, October). Dreams and Issues Presented by First Generation and Second Generation Asians in Sessions. Symposium presented at the Mid Atlantic Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, Fordham University, New York, NY
  • Hill, C. E., Spangler, P., Sim, W. & Liu, J. (2007, October). Therapist Immediacy. Symposium presented at the Mid Atlantic Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, Fordham University, New York, NY
  • Hill C. E. Sim, W., Spangler, P., Liu, J., & Jackson, J. (2007, September). Working with dreams. Symposium presented at the West Virginia Psychological Association Conference, WV
  • Hill, C. E., Tien, H., Sheu, H., Sim, W., Ma, Y., Choi, K., & Tashiro, T. (2007, August). Predictors of outcome of dream work for East Asian Volunteer Clients: Dream Factors, Attachment Anxiety, Asian Values, and Therapist Input. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Hill, C., Sim, W., Spangler, P., & Stahl, J. (2007, June). Immediacy in brief psychotherapy: A second case study. Symposium presented at the Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, Madison, WI
  • Hill, C., Knox, S., Hess, S. & Sim, W. (2007, February). Insight in Dream Work. Poster presented at the Fretz Day, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Hill C., Liu, J. Spangler, P., & Sim, W. (2007, January). Working with dreams in psychotherapy:What do Psychodynamic therapists do? Symposium presented at the workshop sponsored by the Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research, Washington D.C.
  • Hill, C., Sim, W., & Choi, K. (2006, October). Dream Work with East Asian Clients and Therapists. Symposium presented at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, Burr Oak, OH
  • Hill, C., Sheu, H., Sim, W., & Ma, E. (2006, September). Dream Work with East Asian Clients and Therapists. Symposium presented at the Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Sim, W. & Hill, C. (2006, June). Asians or Asian Americans’ Preferences for Different Types of Therapy. Poster presented at the International Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Hill, C., Knox, S., Hess, S. & Sim, W. (2006, June). Insight in Dream Work. Symposium presented at the International Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Hill, C., Hess, S., Roffman, M., Stahl, J., Sim, W., & Johnson, M. (2005, October). Perceptions of the Process & Outcome of Dream Work. Symposium presented at the Mid Atlantic Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, St. Mary’s College, MD
  • Sim, W. & Hill, C. (2005, October). East Asian or East Asian Americans’ Preferences for Different Types of Psychotherapy. Poster presented at the Mid Atlantic Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, St. Mary’s College, MD
  • Hill, C., Hess, S., Roffman, M., Stahl, J., Sim, W., & Johnson, M. (2005, August). Perceptions of the Process & Outcome of Dream Work. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Hill, C., Crook-Lyon, R., Hess, S., Goates-Jones, M., Roffman, M., Stahl, J., Sim, W., & Johnson, M. (2004, November). The Mechanisms of Dream Work: Client Characteristics, Process, Therapeutic Relationship, and Outcome. Symposium presented at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference, Springdale, UT.