Arlette Ngoubene-Atioky

Assistant ProfessorPsychology

Dr. Ngoubene-Atioky is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Center for Psychology at Goucher College. She is currently teaching international psychology and qualitative research methods in psychology. Dr. Ngoubene obtained her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University. Her dissertation was on the life experiences of adolescent war refugees and the social services at the disposition of refugee youth. Dr. Ngoubene was an extern at the World Health Organization European Collaborating Centre on Health, Psychosocial, and Psychobiological Factors in Brussels, Belgium where she gained experience in refugee mental health, suicidology research and services, and juvenile residential social services. Dr. Ngoubene previously taught courses at Chatham University on multiculturalism and diversity and mental health practice.

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

Perceptions of the multicultural ideology of immigration amongst undergraduate psychology students in France and in the U.S. (under journal peer review)

The professional identity and experiences of international psychologists in practice (data analysis stage)

Life stressors in Chinese female prisoners (manuscript editing)

LGB identity acceptance in Black families (data analysis stage)

Critical intersectional identities to the wellbeing of Sub-Saharan African immigrants (data analysis stage)

Publications

Chen, L., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Zanardelli, G., Yuanping, D., & Yu, L. (in press). Childhood abuse and suicidal behaviors among Chinese migrant workers: The mediating role of alexithymia and social support. Archives of Suicide Research.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Case, J., Tokplo, L., Baur, C. (in press). Migration trends and dietary patterns of Sub-Saharan African adult immigrants: A comparative analysis of populations in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Journal of Migration Studies.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Lu, C., Muse, C., & Tokplo, L. (2019). The influence of intersectional identities on the employment integration of Sub-Saharan African women immigrants in the US. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2019.1570417

Chen, L., & Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. (2019). Number of Children: Does it moderate the link between intimate partner violence and marital instability among Chinese female migrant workers? Sex Roles, 80(11-12), 745-757.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Williamson-Taylor, C., Inman, A. G., & Case, J. (2017) Psychotherapists' Empathy for Childfree Women of Intersecting Age and Socioeconomic Status. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 39(3), 211-224.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., & Williamson-Taylor, C. (2017). Culturally based health assumptions in Sub-Saharan African immigrants: Body mass index predicting self-reported health status. Journal of health psychology, 24(6), 750-760.

Watroba, L., Eckley, J., & Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. (2016). A Critical Analysis of Acculturation, Sociocultural Pressures, Body Image, and Disordered Eating among Asian Immigrants in Australia, Canada, and the United States. In C. Roland-Lévy, P. Denoux, B. Voyer, P. Boski, & W. K. Gabrenya Jr. (Eds.), Unity, diversity and culture. Proceedings from the 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/iaccp_papers/212

Ngoubene Atioky, A. J. (2012). Life experiences of constructively adapting adolescent war refugees in Eastern U.S. and in the Greater area of Vancouver in Canada. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Inman, A. G., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Ladany, N., & Mack, T. (2009). School counselors in international school: Critical issues and challenges. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 31(2), 80-99.

Baro, F., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Toye, J., & Van de Gucht, M. (2009). How to help survivors of suicide loss. Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention: A Global Perspective, 615-618.

External Awards, Honors, Grants

$4,000 Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) Campus Innovation Grant (co-PI) - Advancing the Leadership Practices for Interfaith Excellence (2018-2019)

APA Early Career Achievement Award, APA Early Career Psychologist Committee (2018)

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, S. Daruwalla, Hwang, B., W-C V. Hua, H. Suzuki. “The identity-related factors of salience to international psychologists.” Presentation at the early career psychologists poster session at the American Psychological Association, Chicago in August 2019.

A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, G. Zanardelli, C. Williamson-Taylor, J. Morse, I. Okozi, D. Benson, & J. Cyranowski. “Academic Functioning of Black Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students”, Presentation at the early career psychologists poster session at the American Psychological Association, San Francisco in August 2018.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Tisserant, P., Wagner, A.-L., Heiser, N., and Jackson, J. "Cross-cultural perceptions of immigration and diversity among French and U.S. psychology students". American Psychological Association Convention (Washington D.C.), August 2017

A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, “Mental health, acculturation, and self-reported health status of Sub-Saharan African immigrants in the U.S”, Symposium at the International Congress of Psychology on Contextual Factors, Acculturation Process, and Mental Health of Immigrants in Japan and the U.S., Yokohama, Japan, July, 2016.

Blustein, D., Buzukashvili, T., Cinamon, R.G., Flum, H., Hwang, B.J., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Suzuki, H., & Wang, Y.-W. "Understanding work issues for world citizens in the 21st century". Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, ON, Canada), August 2015.

Watroba, L., Barnoski, K., Hecht, C., & Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "Dietary acculturation, BMI, and the self-reported health status of Sub-Saharan African immigrants". Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, ON, Canada), August 2015.

Goff, W., White, S., Schlegel, L., O'Shea, M., and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual unity among families of African American/Black descent". Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, ON, Canada), August 2015.

Case, J., Baur, C., Eckley, J., Watroba, L., and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "Acculturation and diet in Sub-Saharan immigrants: A comparative analysis of populations in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States". Annual congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (Reims, France), July 2014.

Watroba, L., Eckley, J., Baur, C., Case, J., and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "The Predictability of acculturation on body image and disordered eating among Asian immigrants" The Annual Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (Reims, France), July 2014.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Watroba, L., Baur, C., and Case, J. "Acculturation and diet of African immigrants of Black descent". American Psychological Association Division 45 biennial research conference (Eugene, Oregon), June 2014.

A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, C. Baur, L. Watroba, and J. Case, “Unity for non-heterosexuality among families of African descent”, Poster at the American Psychological Association Division 45 Conference, Eugene, Oregon, June, 2014.

S. Ettigi and A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, “Ethical or not? Managing ethical dilemmas in a global context within supervision”, Roundtable session at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association on Choices, challenges, change, and chances: A new face of supervision and training in counseling psychology, Washington D.C., USA, August, 2011.

S. Ettigi and A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, “Ethical or not? Managing ethical dilemmas in a global context within supervision”, Roundtable session at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association on Choices, challenges, change, and chances: A new face of supervision and training in counseling psychology, Washington D.C., USA, August, 2011.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Spokane, A., Hafer, J., and Klinger, S. "Life experiences of constructively adapting adolescent war refugees". The annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (Geneva, Switzerland), June 2011.

A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, “Promoting APAGS membership and involvement”, Panel session at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association on Division Student Representative Network (DSRN) business meeting: Promoting student membership and involvement, San Diego, California, USA, August, 2010.

A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, “APAGS strategies for recruitment, retention, and engagement of the next generation of psychologists”, Panel session at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 2009. Found here.

A. J. Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. “Clinical versus I/O executive coaching boundaries – Mock licensing board hearing” (Acting role of court deputy). Paper presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 2009.

Richardson, T.Q., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., and Mori, Y. "Perspectives and needs of international students". Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Boston, Massachusetts), August 2008.

Duan, C., Ping-Hwa, C., and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "Globalization and indigenization of Counseling Psychology around the world". International Counseling Psychology Conference (Chicago, Illinois), March 2008.

Inman, A. G., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., and Ladany, N. "Professional development needs for counselors in international schools". International Counseling Psychology Conference (Chicago, Illinois), March 2008.

Ladany, N. and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "International students’ social and informal hour: Supervision". International Counseling Psychology Conference (Chicago, Illinois), March 2008.

Vajk, F. and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "Globalization and indigenization of Counseling Psychology around the world: Africa/South Africa". the International Counseling Psychology Conference (Chicago, Illinois), March 2008.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. and Richardson, T. "Skin color and attractiveness: An international perspective". Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California), August 2007.

Cruza-Guet, M. C. and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "The relationship between acculturation, gender roles, and close interpersonal relationships among Hispanic females". The annual International Association of Relationship Research (Boston, Massachusetts), July 2007.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. and Hayling, C. "The experience of African graduate students and the role of counseling psychologists". The annual National Black Counseling Psychology Conference (Washington D.C.), April 2007.

Hayling, C. and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "The intersection of racial and ethnic identity among Hispanic immigrant populations". Boston College Diversity Challenge (Boston, Massachusetts), October 2006.

Inman, A. G., Ladany, N., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., and Mack, T. R. "Counseling in global communities: Example of international schools and USSR". The annual conference of American Psychological Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), August 2006.

Mori, Y., Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Brooks, L., and Inman, A. G. "Supervision of international students: Needs and future direction for multicultural/cross-cultural supervision". The annual conference of American Psychological Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), August 2006.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Fine, S. G., and Williamson-Taylor, C. "Bilingualism in supervision process and outcome". The annual conference of the Society of Psychotherapy Research (Edinburgh, Scotland), June 2006.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. and Richardson, T. Q. "More milk in your coffee? Skin color bias in career counseling". The annual conference of the Middle Atlantic Society of Psychotherapy Research (St Mary's City, Maryland), October 2005.

Boyd, D., Ladany, N., and Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J. "LGB Training Issues in Supervision". The annual convention of the American Psychological Association (Washington D.C.), August 2005.

Ngoubene-Atioky, A. J., Boyd, D., Brooks, L. and Ladany, N. "LGB Training Issues in Supervision". The annual conference of the Society Psychotherapy Research (Montréal, Québec), June 2005.

Invited Talks

Invited speaker, seminar of the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, Duquesne University. Spring 2017. The title of the seminar was “Women Scholars in Counseling Today: Sharing Experiences on Multiculturalism and Social Justice”. https://duq.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1296088

Guest speaker, Network of European Union Centres of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Spring 2016. Co-presented on the cultural attribution of the Cameroonian society.

Guest speaker, Three Rivers TESOL Spring Meeting, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Spring 2015. Presented on the personal and academic experiences of U.S. international students who learned English as another language.

Guest speaker, the Educational Program, Public Affairs Section, Embassy of the United States, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Spring 2014. Presentation explored the experiences of international students from Africa in the U.S.: the acculturation process, admission procedures, immigration requirements, and the U.S. academic culture.

Honorary guest, Women’s Leadership Symposium of the International School Services, NJ. Summer 2007.

Academic or Professional Associations

Member, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 17.

Co-founder, Network of African Psychologists (NAP), International Section of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.

Interim webmaster of the ICP official website, International Section of Counseling Psychology (ICP), Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. http://www.div17.org/sections/international

Other Professional or Scholarly Activity

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Health Psychology Open
  • Health Education Journal
  • Research in Gender Studies
  • Rowman & Littlefield publication
  • International Section (ICP) of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17)