Lectures & Presentations

Knox College

University of Toronto & Canadian Presbyterian Church of Canada
  • Cross-Cultural Together XII - Shaping Our Future Together
  • Invited Panel Spearker on: Intergenerational Trauma: Taking a Close-Up Look
  • October 11th, 2018 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Toronto, Ontario

Knox College

University of Toronto
  • Cross-Cultural Together IX - Mind Matters: New Canadians, Emotional Wellness, and the Role of the Church
  • May 13th, 2013: (Audio Recording)
  • Conference Keynote Speech by Dr. Ben Kuo -Understanding Mental Health and Adjustment Experiences of Immigrant Newcomcers 
  • www.knox.utoronto.ca/crossing-cultures

  • Kwantes, C. T., McMurphy, S., Kanazawa, Y., & Kuo, B. C .H. (Accepted). Contextualizing trustworthiness. Paper submitted for presentation at the First International Network on Trust 10th FINT Workshop on “Trust Within and Between Organizations” January, 2019, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Salam, Z., Soucie, K., Ly, C., Huang, S. & country collaborators (2018). Cultural coping with school burnout: A 15-Country study. An oral presentation delivered at the 24th International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Soucie, K., & Huang, S. (2018). Evaluating the change process of therapist trainees’ multicultural competencies through working with refugee clients: A mixed-methods investigation. An oral presentation delivered at the 24th International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Taylor, R., Kuo, B., C. H., & Huang, S. (2018). Assessing changes in therapeutic alliance between therapist trainees and their refugee clients from a multicultural and process perspective. An oral presentation presented at the 24th International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Huang, S. & Kuo, B. C. H. (2018). Is entitlement a Western individualistic phenomenon? Examining the relationships between psychological entitlement, academic entitlement, and self-construals in an ethnically diverse sample of Canadian young adults. A poster presentation presented at the 24th International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Taylor, R., Kuo, B. C. H., & Huang, S. (2017). Multicultural therapeutic alliance from the perspectives of therapist trainees and their refugee clients. A student symposium presentation for the International & Cross-Cultural Section at the 2017 Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention in Toronto.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Soucie, K., Laith, R., Atilade, C., Huang, S., & Adekoya, I. O. (2016). Testing a cultural model of coping with academic stress in a Canadian undergraduate sample. A paper presentation delivered at the 23rd International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Nagoya, Japan.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., & Kwantes, C. T. (2016). Cultural coping with multiple work stressors among undergraduate students. A poster presentation delivered at the 23rd International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Nagoya, Japan.
  • Kuo, B. C. H. (2015). Collectivism’s impact on coping and mental health for culturally and developmentally diverse populations: Emerging understanding & implications for Interventions. An invited conference keynote presentation delivered at the 19th Biennial Australasian Human Development Association Conference in Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Kuo, B. C. H. (2014). Diversity in culture and coping: Multinational research involving the application of the Cross-Cultural Coping Scale (Kuo, Roysircar, & Newby-Clark, 2006). A symposium presentation accepted for the 22nd International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Reims, France.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Roldan, A. & Lowinger, R. J. (2014) Cultural model of psychological help seeking among Latin Americans in Canada: Acculturation, familism, and cultural coping. A symposium presentation accepted for the 22nd International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Reims, France.
  • Lowinger, R. J., Kuo, B. C. H., Mahadevan, L., Liao, K., Kim, E., Kwon, K-A, et al. (2014). The impact of acculturation difficulties, cross-cultural coping, academic self-efficacy and language abilities on procrastination behavior in Asian international students. A symposium presentation accepted for the 22nd International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Reims, France.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Rodriguez-Rubio, B. & Batoul, B. (2014). Impacts of experiential multicultural therapy training on trainees’ cultural and general clinical competencies: A qualitative study. An oral presentation accepted for the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris, France.
  • Lin, I., Kwantes, C. T., Kuo, B. C. H., Leupold, C. & Zhao, R. (2014) Culture and Caution: A Contextual Analysis. Presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France, 2014.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Rodriguez-Rubio, B., Batoul, B. & Prada, L. (2013). A mixed-methods investigation of therapist trainees’ learning of multicultural counseling competencies through working with refugee clients. A symposium paper presented at the 8th Biennial Meeting of the International Academy of Intercultural Research in Reno, Nevada.
  • Kuo, B. C. H. & Kwantes, C. T. (2013). Predictors of positive and negative affect in a sample of undergraduates: Acculturation, social support, religious coping, and culture-based coping. A symposium paper presented at the 8th Biennial Meeting of the (IAIR) in Reno, Nevada.
  • Rodriguez-Rubio, B., Kuo, B. C. H., & Batoul, Berri (2012). Longitudinal development of multicultural counselling competencies in graduate trainees through a multicultural therapy practicum. A symposium presentation presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Integration of Psychotherapy in Evanston, Illinois. 
  • Starr, E., Martini, T., & Kuo, B. C. H. (2012). A culturally-informed ecological study to the transition to kindergarten for ethnically diverse parents of children with ASD. A poster presentation presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting International Society for Autism Research in Toronto.
  • Butler, A.M, Kwantes, C.T. & Kuo, B. C. H. (2012). The interaction between perceived supervisory support and role stressors on normative commitment. A poster presentation presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Science in Chicago.
  • Kuo, B. C. H. (2011). Unpackaging culture and its influences through clinical and counselling research: Diverse cultural constructs with diverse populations. A symposium presentation at the 2011 Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention in Toronto.
  • Chong, V. & Kuo, B. C. H. (2011). Racial identity, family, and psychological adjustment in biracial young adults in Canada and the U.S. A symposium presentation at the 2011 CPA Annual Convention in Toronto.
  • Joseph, J. & Kuo, B. C. H. (2011). Willingness to seek professional psychological help among Canadians of African descent: A culturally based help-seeking model. A symposium presentation at the 2011 CPA Annual Convention in Toronto.
  • Le, T. & Kuo, B. C. H. (2011). Sibling acculturation discrepancy, Sibling relationship quality and adjustment among Vietnamese and Chinese Canadian young adults: A mixed-methods investigation. A symposium presentation at the 2011 CPA Annual Convention in Toronto.
  • Rodriguez-Rubio, B.& Kuo, B. C. H. (2011). Predictors of multicultural counselling competencies among clinical therapist trainees: Mindfulness skills, multicultural life experiences and experiential practicum training. A symposium presentation at the 2011 CPA Annual Convention in Toronto.
  • Starr, E., Martini, T., & Kuo, B. C. H. (2010). Transition to Kindergarten: Experiences of teachers and ethnically diverse families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. A poster presentation delivered at the 3rd World Congress of Autism, Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Kuo, B. C. H. & Gillis, P. (2010). Predictors of treatment-seeking by in-patient problem gamblers in Canada: A theoretically-driven approach. Oral presentation at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Arnold, R., & Rodriquez-Rubio, B., & Alsabawi, M. (2010). Culture-based coping as mediators of spirituality and psychological well-being in a sample of ethnically-diverse Canadian undergraduate students. Poster presentation at the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., & Kwantes, C. T. (2010). Interdependent self construal, ethnic identity, and culture-based coping: A test of interaction effects. Poster presentation at the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress. Melbourne, Australia.  
  • Billing, T. K, Bhagat, B. S.,Babakus, E……… Kuo, B. C. H.and other country collaborators (2010). Work family conflict and the moderating role of decision latitude: A five country study. A symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting program in Montreal, Canada.
  • Wada, K., Park, J., Petersen, L., & Kuo, B. C. H. (2010). Organizational multicultural competence: Perspectives of international/immigrant students in Canada. A symposium presentation at the 2010 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in San Diego.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Hsu, W. S., & Lai, N. H. (2009). Conceptualizing grief intervention in Taiwan from a multicultural counseling competency framework. A symposium presentation accepted for the Counselling Chinese Symposium at the 2009American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Kuo, B. C. H., Hsu, W. S., & Lai, N. H. (2009). Indigenous crisis and grief counseling with bereaved family in Taiwan. A poster presentation accepted for the 2009 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Joseph, J. & Kuo, B. C. H. (2009). A culturally-grounded psychological help-seeking model for Black Canadians. A poster presentation accepted for the 2009 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Joseph, J., Bagby, M., & Kuo, B. C. H.(2009).Achieving cultural appropriateness in mental health service delivery: Test of an Africentric paradigm in a Black Canadian context. A symposium presentation accepted for ‘From beliefs to symptoms: Quantitative approaches to the study of culture and psychopathology’ symposium at the 2009 Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Park, J.,  Wada, K., Petersen, L. & Kuo, B. C. H.(2008). Academic adaptation of international and immigrant students in professional psychology programs in Canada.A poster presentation accepted for Division 17 at the 2008 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Boston.
  • Liang, D. & Kuo, B. C. H. (2008). Acculturation and the help-seeking behaviour of Asian-Canadian gamblers and problem gamblers: Exploring the role of informal sources of help. A poster presentation accepted for the 2008 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Boston.
  • Park, J., Kuo, B. C. H.,Irving, J., & Wada, K. (2008). Cultural pluralism in Canada: Implications for research, training, and practice in counselling psychology. Symposium presentation on Multicultural Issues around the Globe: International Perspectives on Multiculturalism presented atthe International Counselling Psychology Conference 2008, Chicago.