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Philip S. Wong

Coordinator, Externship Program, PhD Program in Clinical PsychologyCo-Chair, Brooklyn Campus Outcomes Assessment CommitteeAssociate Professor of Psychology

Sc.B., Brown UniversityM.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor


Professor Wong's research explores the implicit emotional and motivational dimensions of personality and psychopathology. He has a variety of clinical interests centered on anxiety and affective disorders.  Professor Wong’s clinical-theoretical orientation combines psychodynamic and cognitive psychology, with emphasis on contemporary ego- and self-psychology. He also has longstanding interests in ethnic minority and East Asian American experiences.


Wong, P.S. & Haywood, D. (2012). Foundations of psychodynamic therapy: Implicit emotional learning.  In Levy, R., & Ablon, S. (Eds.). Handbook of Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice, Volume II, Springer.

Landa, A., Bossis, A., Boylan, L. & Wong, P.S. (2012). Beyond the unexplainable pain: Relational world of patients with somatization syndromes. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200(5), 413-422.

Wong, P.S. (2007). The inscrutable Dr. Wu. In C. Muran (Ed.). Dialogues in Difference: Diversity Studies of the Therapeutic Relationship (pp.187-202). APA Books.

Root, J.C., Wong, P.S., & Kinsbourne, M. (2006). Left hemisphere specialization for response to positive emotional expressions: A divided output methodology. Emotion, 6, 473-483.

Wong, P.S. (2005). Scenes from the consulting room: Asian American health and well being. NYS Psychologist, 17(3), 2-5.

Wong, P.S., Bernat, E., Snodgrass, M. & Shevrin, H. (2004). Event-related brain correlates of associative learning without awareness. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 53, 217-231.

Professional Affiliations

Member: American Psychological Association; New York State Psychological Association; Asian American Psychological Association; Chinese American Psychoanalytic Association