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B.S.W., Catholic University of Korea, 1982
M.S.W., Seoul National University, Korea, 1990
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, 1999
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Dr. Song studies child abuse among Korean American immigrant families from the postmodern multicultural language systems perspective, linking culture, dialogue, communicative multiple-meaning generation, and clinical change processes. She uses qualitative research methodology to analyze dialogical speech development, perspective taking development, and narrative process sequences, as well as family relationship meaning change, parental caring behavior meaning change, and parental (child aversive) coercive behavior change.
She is also working on authoring a book chapter presenting and analyzing both indigenous strategies and western family interventions appropriate to specific problems with Korean immigrant children and families; culturally appropriate practice principles necessary in assessment, intervention planning, and implementation of interventions with the immigrant child and family group; and a case vignette to exemplify use of cultural values as strengths, and culturally competent assessment procedures or intervention methods.