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Joel Jin

Psychologist | Teacher | Researcher


Dr. Joel Jin is an assistant professor of clinical psychology at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). At SPU’s clinical psychology PhD program, he teaches graduate courses on foundational clinical interventions for psychotherapy, brief psychodynamic therapy, psychopathology, psychological assessment, and understanding cultural differences and diversity.

In collaboration with his lab and colleagues, Dr. Jin conducts research on the impact of perfectionism and stigma on mental health and wellbeing. His research team tests how mindfulness-based and compassion-focused interventions can help students of the global majority thrive. His previous work has been published in scientific journals including the American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, and Mindfulness.

Dr. Jin completed his BS in psychology, neuroscience, and behavior at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Then he obtained his MA in psychology and a PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller’s School of Psychology (APA-accredited) in Pasadena, CA. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (APA-accredited) in Grand Rapids, MI. In addition, he received his MA in theology and ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Position

Assistant Professor

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Department of Clinical Psychology
2019 – Present


Fuller’s School of Psychology

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2019

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

APA-Accredited Internship, 2018 – 2019

Fuller Theological Seminary

M.A. in Theology and Ministry, 2018

Fuller’s School of Psychology

M.A. in Psychology, 2015

McMaster University

B.Sc. in Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour, 2013

Teaching Experience

  • Clinical Foundations I | Seattle Pacific University 2019 – Present
  • Clinical Foundations II | Seattle Pacific University 2020 – Present
  • Experiential Dynamic Systems | Seattle Pacific University 2019 – Present
  • Psychopathology | Seattle Pacific University 2020 – Present
  • Introduction to Assessment | Seattle Pacific University 2019 – Present
  • Diversity | Seattle Pacific University 2019 – Present
  • Research Methods, Statistics, & Design | Fuller’s School of Psychology 2018
  • Statistics Consultant | Fuller’s School of Psychology 2015 – 2018

Professional Service

  • Online Contributor | Centered, Fuller’s Asian American Center 2019
  • Alumni Perspective Webinar | Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology 2019
  • Executive Member, Co-founder | Society for Teaching & Education 2016 – 2018
  • Prospective Student Panel | Fuller’s School of Psychology 2016
  • Peer Clinical Consultant | Therapist Experiential Development Group 2015
  • Convention Volunteer | Asian American Psychological Convention 2015

Community Service

  • Advisor | Calvin College, Asian American Association 2018 – 2019
  • Consultant | Pleasant Valley Retirement Home 2015 – 2017
  • Sunday Service Coordinator | Hill Community Church 2014 – 2018
  • Undergraduate Student Mentor | Caltech 2014 – 2015