Terence Ching

 

Program: Clinical Psychology
Advisor: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Anticipated Graduation: 2021
Education: M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut (2019)

M.Soc.Sci, Psychology, National University of Singapore (2015)

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

CV: Terence H. W. Ching
Webpages: ResearchGate – Terence H. W. Ching

Google Scholar – Terence H. W. Ching

Media:

MDMA Opens Door for PTSD Patients to Work Through Trauma

Research Interests:

My main research and clinical interests are at the intersections of: (1) obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; (2) anxiety disorders; (3) stress, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder; (4) culture and cultural diversity; and (5) psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant conditions.

 

Publications: 1. 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

 

2. 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. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2015.06.003

 

3. 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. doi:10.1556/2006.5.2016.025

 

4. Williams, M., & Ching, T. H. W. (2016). Transgender anxiety, cultural issues, and cannabis in obsessive compulsive disorder. AACE Clinical Case Reports, 2, e276-e277. doi:10.4158/EP161356.CO

 

5. 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. doi:10.1891/0889-8391.30.4.235

 

6. 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. doi:10.1080/16506073.2016.1228084

 

7. Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. (2018). Association splitting of the sexual orientation-OCD-relevant semantic network. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47, 229-245. doi:10.1080/16506073.2017.1343380

 

8. Leavell Bruce, S., Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. (2018). Pedophilia-themed obsessive-compulsive disorder: Assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment with exposure and response prevention. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 389-402. doi:10.1007/s10508-017-1031-4

 

9. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M. T., Siev, J., & Olatunji, B. O. (2018). Responsibility/threat overestimation moderates the relationship between contamination-based disgust and obsessive-compulsive concerns about sexual orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 1109-1117. doi:10.1007/s10508-018-1165-z

 

10. Williams, M. T., Kanter, J. W., & Ching, T. H. W. (2018). Anxiety, stress, and trauma symptoms in African Americans: Negative affectivity does not explain the relationship between microaggressions and psychopathology. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 5, 919-927. doi:10.1007/s40615-017-0440-3

 

11. Williams, M. T., Ching, T. H. W., Tellawi, G., Siev, J., Dowell, J., Schlaudt, V., Slimowicz, J., & Wetterneck, C. T. (2018). Assessing sexual orientation symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Development and validation of the Sexual Orientation Obsessions and Reactions Test (SORT). Behavior Therapy, 49, 715-729. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2017.12.005

 

12. Ching, T. H. W., Lee, S. Y., Chen, J., So, R. P., & Williams, M. T. (2018). A model of intersectional stress and trauma in Asian American sexual and gender minorities. Psychology of Violence, 8, 657-668. doi:10.1037/vio0000204

 

13. Williams, M. T., Ching, T. H. W., Printz, D. M. B., & Wetterneck, C. T. (2018). Assessing PTSD in ethnic and racial minorities: Trauma and racial trauma. Directions in Psychiatry, 38, 179-196.

 

14. Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. T. (2019). The role of ethnic identity in OC symptom dimensions among Asian Americans. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 21, 112-120. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2019.03.005

 

15. Williams, M. T., & Ching, T. H. W. (2017). Obsessive-compulsive disorder in ethnoracial minorities: Symptoms, barriers to, and considerations for treatment. In C. Pittenger (Ed.), Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Phenomenology, pathophysiology, and treatment (pp. 703-714). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190228163

 

16. Ching, T. H. W., Moritz, S., & Jelinek, L. (2019). Association splitting – A cognitive technique for reducing obsessions, Chapter 4. In M. T. Williams & C. T. Wetterneck (Eds.), Sexual obsessions in obsessive-compulsive disorder: A step-by-step, definitive guide to understanding, diagnosis, and treatment. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190624798

 

17. Oshin, L. A., Ching, T. H. W., & West, L. M. (in press). Supervising trainees of color. In M. T. Williams, D. C. Rosen, & J. W. Kanter (Eds.), Eliminating mental health disparities: Implementing equity and excellence across settings and communities. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

 

18. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M. T., Russell, S., & Chasson, G. S. (in press). Should OCD be recognized as a differential diagnosis for separation anxiety disorder? The Behavior Therapist.

 

19. Ching, T. H. W. (in press). Intersectional insights from an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy training trial: An open letter to racial/ethnic and sexual/gender minorities. Journal of Psychedelic Studies.

Conference Presentations: 27. Ching, T. H. W. (2019, August). MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for participants of color with PTSD: Does it work? Invited talk presented at the MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Training for Therapists of Color, Louisville, KY.

 

26.Turner, E., Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. T. (2019, July). The impact of multiple stigma on obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions: The compounding effects of minority racial/ethnic and sexual/gender status. Poster presented at the 26th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Austin, TX. (Winner of 2019 IOCDF Student/Trainee Research Poster Conference Scholarship Award)

 

25. Nghe, E., Hansbai, S., Salvador, C., & Ching, T. H. W. (2019, July). OCD Has Many (More) Faces. Panel presented at the 26th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

 

24. Wetterneck, C. T., & Ching, T. H. W. (2019, July). Increasing understanding of race, culture, religion, spirituality, sexuality and other areas. Panel/support group presented at the 26th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

 

23. Ching, T. H. W. (2019, June). Intersectional insights from an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy training trial. Invited talk presented at the 2019 Queering Psychedelics Conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

22. Williams, M. T., Reed, S. J., Ching, T. H. W., George, J. R., & Wetterneck, C. T. (discussant) (2018, November). Psychedelic therapy for people of color. Panel presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Washington, DC.

 

21. Ching, T. H. W. (2019, May). Anxiety-related disorders: A NAMI presentation. Talk presented at Prosser Public Library, Bloomfield, CT.

 

20. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M. T., & Taylor, R. J. (2018, November). Gender differences in lifetime trauma exposure among African Americans and Black Caribbeans. Poster presented at 2018 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Washington, DC.

 

19. Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. T. (2018, July). Does ethnic group identification influence differences in OCD symptoms between Asian and White Americans?  Research Symposium talk presented at the 25th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

 

18. Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. T. (2018, July). Responsibility/threat overestimation moderates the relationship between contamination-based disgust and obsessive-compulsive concerns about sexual orientation. Research Symposium talk presented at the 25th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

 

17. Turner, E., Collins, A., Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. T. (2018, July). Validation of the Pedophilophobia Scale in English. Poster presented at the 25th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

 

16. Williams, M. T., Kanter, J. K., Oshin, L., Pena, A., Ching, T. H. W., Kuczynski, A., & Printz, D. M. B. (2018, February). Reducing microaggressions and promoting interracial connection: The Racial Harmony Workshop. Poster presented at the 2018 UConn CLAS Faculty Poster Session on Diversity and Inclusion, Storrs, CT.

 

15. Heumann, M., Shoreman-Ouimet, E., Williams, M. T., Ching, T. H. W., Cooper, M. S., Miller, E., & Printz, D. M. B. (2018, February). Racial microaggressions on university campuses: Preparing a survey study of UConn. Poster presented at the 2018 UConn CLAS Faculty Poster Session on Diversity and Inclusion, Storrs, CT.

 

14. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M. T., Taylor, R. J., Mouzon, D. M., Oshin, L. A., Himle, J. A., & Chatters, L. M. (2017, November). Discrimination and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder among African Americans. Symposium talk presented at the 2017 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, San Diego, CA.

 

13. Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M. T., Kisicki, M. D., Reed, S. J., & George, J. R. (2017, November). MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant PTSD: MAPS-sponsored Phase 2 findings & cultural considerations for Phase 3 trials. Poster presented at the 2017 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, San Diego, CA.

 

12. 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.

 

11. 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.

 

10. 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.

 

9. 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.

 

8. 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.

 

7. 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 2016 IOCDF Research Poster Scholarship Award)

 

6. 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.

 

5. 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.

 

4. 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 2016 ABCT African Americans in Behavior Therapy SIG Best Poster Award)

 

3. 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.

 

2. 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.

 

1. 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.