Terence Ching

Program: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Advisor: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Anticipated Graduation: 2021
Education: M.Soc.Sci, Psychology, National University of Singapore (2015)

B.Soc.Sci (Hons., 1st Class), Psychology, National University of Singapore (2013)

CV:  http://psych.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1252/2016/07/Terence-H.-W.-Ching-Curriculum-Vitae-062717.pdf
Webpage: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Terence_Ching
Research Interests: Most Recent (In-Progress Research Projects):

– Embodied cognition in exposure to contaminants

– MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

– Intersectionality of minority identities in relation to Asian American mental health/illness

 

Primary:

– Cognitive factors (e.g., obsessive beliefs, biased semantic networks) implicated in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which inform novel treatment techniques

– Taboo (i.e., sexual, violent, and otherwise morally repugnant) forms of OCD, their risk for suicide, and how to assess and treat them

– Cross-cultural manifestations of OCD

 

Others:

– Psychological pathways toward compulsive buying

– Mental health disparities

Publications: 1. Leavell Bruce, S., Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M. T. (in press). Pedophilia-themed obsessive-compulsive disorder: Assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment with exposure and response prevention. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

2. Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. (in press). Association splitting of the sexual orientation-OCD-relevant semantic network. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

3. Ching, T. H. W., Moritz, S., & Jelinek, L. (in press). Association splitting – A cognitive technique for reducing obsessions. In M. T. Williams & C. T. Wetterneck (Eds.), Treating sexual obsessions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. New York: Oxford Press.

4. Williams, M. T., & Ching, T. H. W. (in press). Obsessive-compulsive disorder in ethnoracial minorities: Symptoms, barriers to, and considerations for treatment. In C. Pittenger (ed.), Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Phenomenology, pathophysiology, and treatment.

5. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M., & Siev, J. (2017). Violent obsessions are associated with suicidality in an OCD analog sample of college students. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 46, 129-140.

6. Ching, T. H. W., & Tang, C. S. (2016). Cognitive dissonance about TAF beliefs improves and maintains the effects of TAF-specific psychoeducation. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 30, 235-252.

7. Williams, M., & Ching, T. H. W. (2016). Transgender anxiety, cultural issues, and cannabis in obsessive compulsive disorder. AACE Clinical Case Reports, 2, 276-277.

8. Ching, T. H. W., & Tang, C. S. (2016). Gender differences in pathways to compulsive buying in Chinese college students in Hong Kong and Macau. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5, 342-350.

9. Ching, T. H. W., Goh, W. D., & Tan, G. (2015). Exploring dimensionality in the contamination-relevant semantic network with simulated obsessions and association splitting. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 6, 39-48.

10. So, W. C., Ching, T. H. W., Lim, P. E., Chen, X. Q., & Ip, K. Y. (2014). Producing gestures facilitates route learning. PLoS ONE, 9(11): e112543. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0112543

Conference Presentations: 1. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M., Siev, J., Tellawi, G., Dowell, J., Schauldt, V., Slimowicz, J., Davis, D., & Wetterneck, C. (2017, July). Assessing sexual orientation-obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms: Development and validation of the sexual orientation worries and cognitions scale (SOWACS). Poster presented at the 24th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

2. Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. (2017, July). Does ethnic group identification influence differences in OCD symptoms between Asian and White Americans? A brief report. Poster presented at the 24th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

3. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M., Wetterneck, C., Sawyer, B., Mier-Chairez, O., Chase, T., & Smith, A. (2017, July). Relationships between sexual trauma history, interpretations of sexual intrusions, sexual harm content in intrusions, and sexual obsessions: A moderated mediation analysis. Poster presented at the 24th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

4. Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. T. (2016, October). Association splitting of the sexual orientation-obsessive-compulsive disorder-relevant semantic network. Poster presented at the 2016 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York City, NY.

5. Tellawi, G., Ellsworth, M., Dowell, J., Ching, T. H. W., Slimowicz, J., Davis, D., & Williams, M. (2016, October). Anxiety, self-compassion, identity, and social support in sexual minority individuals. Poster presented at the 2016 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York City, NY.

6. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M., Olatunji, B. O., Siev, J., Davis, D., Tellawi, G., & Ellsworth, M. (2016, July). Importance/control of thoughts moderates the relationship between contamination disgust and sexual orientation-OCD Symptoms: Avoiding sexual orientation transformation? Poster presented at the 23rd International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (Winner of the IOCDF 2016 Research Poster Scholarship Award)

7. Ching, T. H. W., & Tang, C. S. (2016, July). Cognitive dissonance about TAF beliefs improves and maintains the effects of TAF-specific psychoeducation. Poster presented at the 23rd International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

8. Ching, T. H. W., Johnson, W., Ford, R., Srinivasan, K., Davis, D., Williams, M. T., Carrico, R., Coty, M., Batscha, C., Ramirez, J., & Bosson, R. (2015, November). Global Health Center: Refugees at Risk for Mental Health Problems. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Chicago, IL.

9. DeLapp, R. C. T., Ching, T. H. W., Cloudy, J., Sawyer, B. S., & Williams, M. T. (2015, November). Discriminatory attribution styles and psychological outcomes among ethnoracial minority college students. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Chicago, IL. (Winner of the ABCT African Americans in Behavior Therapy SIG Best Poster Award)

10. Mason, I. A., Ching, T. H. W., Switzer, C., & Williams, M. T. (2015, November). Black-White differences in relationships between nutrition knowledge, healthy eating, and stigma of eating disorders. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Chicago, IL.

11. Ching, T. H. W., Goh, W. D., & Tan, G. (2014, July). Exploring dimensionality in the obsessive-compulsive-relevant semantic network with simulated obsessions and association splitting. Poster presented at the 21st International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

12. So, W. C., Vong, Q, T., & Ching, T. H. W. (2012, July). The role of action in learning spatial sequence: Relative effectiveness of gesturing vs. drawing. Paper presented at the 5th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Lund, Sweden.