Prof Chun Young-Ju currently works as a professor at the Department of Welfare & Counseling, Silla University, South Korea, teaching family counseling, family studies, and MFT supervision. She majored in Child Development & Family Studies at Yonsei University, Korea, and achieved her Master's and Ph.D. at Purdue University, USA. She is a certified supervisor of family therapy and marriage and family counseling in Korea, and have taught family therapy and family relations for more than 2 decades. Her research interests include such areas as multigenerational transmission of emotional system, differentiation/individuation, divorce therapy, parental counseling, and video supervision. She is actively involved in public training, consultation, and supervision for MFT in Korea.



  • Vice President, Chair of Scientific Committee, Editorial board, Licensing board, Korean Association of Family Therapy

  • Chair of International Committee, Korean Association of Marriage and Family

  • Committee member, Editorial board, Korean Association of Family Relations

  • Chairman, Scientific Committee, Consortium of Institute on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA)

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Contemporary Family Therapy

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Journal of Family Therapy


  • 2019. International peer consultation on a family therapy case. Asian Journal of Family Therapy. 3(1), 1-10

  • 2019. Suggestions for Parental Counseling Model (PCM) for helping youths who refuse counseling -focusing on multi-case analysis. Korean Journal of Counseling 20(1), 249-268.

  • 2018. Explorative study on family or origin among the divorcing and married couples in Korea. Asian Journal of Family Therapy. 2(2), 13-26.

  • 2018. Research trend of ADHD children and adolescents and current status of family therapy intervention. Korean Journal of Family and Family Therapy. 26(3), 455-474.

  • 2017. Structural family therapy for abusive parenting and adolescent game addiction. Korean Journal of Family and Family Therapy. 25(2), 347-373.

  • 2014. Narrative therapy with a never-married mother and her child: reconstructing the identity of parenthood. Korean Journal of Family Therapy. 22(4), 323-345.

  • 2014. Video supervision with client participation for a case of mother abuse. Korean Journal of Family Therapy. 22(4), 301-322.

  • 2013. A comparative study on Gottman couple therapy and emotion-focused couple therapy. Korean Journal of Family Therapy. 21(3), 1-19.

  • 2013. Asian couples in negotiation: a mixed-method observational study of cultural variations across five Asian regions. Family Process. 52(3), 499-518.

  • 2013. The effects of the life respect education program on the middle school students' suicidal attitude and cognition of participant role in school violence. Adolescent Studies. 20(5), 49-75.

  • 2013. The profession of family therapy in South Korea: current status and future directions. Contemporary Family Therapy. 34, 388-399.

  • 2012. Experiences of videotaped supervision among family therapy supervisees. Korean Journal of Family Therapy. 20(11), 111-134.

  • 2011. The effect of Dado on the differentiation of self and the marital quality among the middle aged women. Korean Journal of Family Relations. 16(1) 95-116.

  • 2010. Conflictual issues in marital conversation, patterns of dysfunctional interaction, and dyadic perspective-taking among the Korean couples with minor children. Korean Journal of Counseling. 11(3), 1305-1324.

  • 2010. The pathways from parents' marital quality to adolescents' school adjustment in South Korea. Journal of Family Issues. XX(X), 1-18.

  • 2010. The Effect of Couple Group Counseling Program for The Couples with Clinical Problems-Improving Mutual Understanding and Communication-. Korean Journal of Family Relations. 14(4), 109-136.

Young-Ju CHUN.Ph.D.
AAFT  Vice President
Asian Academy of family therapy

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