Changming Duan

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Program Director - Doctoral program in counseling psychology
Ph.D., Counseling & Social Psychology (Dual Major Degree), University of Maryland
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 625
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
Second office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall


Changming Duan is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education at University of Kansas. She also serves as the Director of Training for the American Psychological Accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology in the department. Changming Duan grew up and received her undergraduate education in China. She received a master's degree in kinesiology from University of Waterloo in Canada, and a master's degree in social psychology from University of Maryland at College Park, where she also received her Ph.D. degree in social and counseling psychology. Prior to joining KU faculty in the Fall, 2011, she had worked as a faculty member in University of Missouri at Columbia and University of Missouri at Kansas City respectively. Her professional interest includes researching counseling processes and outcome in various cultural contexts, and topics related to multicultural education and counseling the culturally diverse. She is also interested in doing international work in counseling related training and research.

Changming Duan specializes in cross-cultural understanding and multicultural perspectives that enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology.


Ph.D., Counseling & Social Psychology (Dual Major Degree), University of Maryland

M.A., Social Psychology, University of Maryland

M.S., Sociology of Sports, University of Waterloo

B.A., Hefei Polytechnical University



EPSY 742:Counseling Theory and Techniques

EPSY 875:Cross Cultural Counseling

EPSY 918:Seminar in Current Issues and Trends in: _____

Selected Publications

Duan, C. Knox, S. & Hill, C. (in press). Advice-giving in psychotherapy. In . (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Advice. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Duan, C. & Sager, K. (in press). Understanding empathy: Current state and future research challenges. In . (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Scheel, M. Stabb, S. Cohen, T. Duan, C. & Sauer, E. (in press). Counseling Psychology Model Training Program.

Duan, C. & Brown, C. (2017). Perspectives of women faculty in counseling psychology on work and family. In A. M (Ed.), Research on University Teaching and Faculty Development-International Perspectives.

Chen-Bouck, L. & Duan, C. (2016). A Qualitative Study of Urban Chinese Middle-Class Mothers’ Parenting for Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research. doi: 10.1177/0743558416630815

Xia, M. Jiang, G. & Duan, C. (2015). Relationship among attribution, perceived social acceptance, and helping behavior among Chinese college students. American Review of China Studies, 16, 1-16.

Duan, C. & Brown, C. (2015). Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor (. & Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA 91320: SAGE.

Lei, Y. & Duan, C. (2015). Relationship between therapist empathy and client-perceived
working alliance in China: A multilevel modelling analysis. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 22, 1-16.

Duan, C. Hill, C. Jiang, G. Hu, B. Lei, Y. Chen, L. & Yu, L. (2014). The Use of Directives in Counseling in China: The Counselor Perspective. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 22, 442-457 .

Hu, B. Jiang, G. & Duan, C. (2013). Examining Elaboration Likelihood Model in counseling context. Asian Journal of Counseling, 20, 33-58.

Duan, C. Jia, X. & Lei, Y. (2012). A Case Study from China. In S. Poyrazli & C. E. Thompson (Eds.), International Case Studies in Mental Health (pp. 101-120). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Murdock, N. Nilsson, J. & Duan, C. (2012). Emerging Theories: Implications for Education and Training in Counseling Psychology. The Counseling Psychologist,(40), 966-975.

Murdock, N. Duan, C. & Nilsson, J. (2012). Shopping for Old and New Wine: A Response to Ridley and Mollen (2012) and Hill (2012). The Counseling Psychologist,(40), 1078-1084.

Duan, C. Hill, C. Jiang, G. Hu, B. Chui, H. Hui, K. & Liu, J. (2012). Therapist Directives: Use and Outcomes in China. Psychotherapy Research, 442-457.

Duan, C. Nilsson, J. Wang, C. Debernardi, N. Klevens, C. & Tallent, C. (2011). A Few Southeast Asian Perspectives on Internationalizing Counseling to Southeast Asia. Counseling Psychologist Quarterly, 24, 1-13.

Duan, X. Duan, C. Zhang, H. & Xie, Y. (2011). College Students’ Expectations about Counseling in Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Mental Health (in Chinese), 25, 577-582.

Scheel, M. J., Berman, M. Friedlander, M. L., Conoley, C. W., Duan, C. & Whiston, S. (2011). Counseling-related research in counseling psychology: Creating bricks, not edifices. The Counseling Psychologist, 39, 719-734.

Rowles, J. & Duan, C. (2011). Relationship between Perceived Racism and Encouragement among African American Adults. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40, 11-23.

Scheel, M. J., Berman, M. Friedlander, M. L., Conoley, C. W., Duan, C. & Whiston, S. (2011). Whatever happened to counseling in counseling psychology? The Counseling Psychologist, 39, 673-692.

Duan, C. (2010). [Review of Consensual Qualitative Research, C. Hill (Ed.). APA Books].

Duan, C. Brown, C. & Keller, C. (2010). Men in academia: An exploratory study of their experience in navigating career and family demands. Journal of Men’s Studies, 18, 250-268.

Hou, Z. Leung, A. & Duan, C. (2009). Counseling in China: Fast Moving, But What’s the Destination? In L. Gerstein, P. Heppner, & S. M. A. Leung (Eds.), International handbook of cross-cultural Approaches and Practices Worldwide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Duan, C. (2009). Lifelong Challenge: Reconciliation of Value Differences. In M. Trotter-Mathison, J. Koch, S. Sanger, & T. M. Skovholt (Eds.), Voices from the Field: Defining Moments in Counselor and Therapist Development. New York, NY: Routledge.

Duan, C. (2009). Social Psychology. In N. Zhang (Ed.), Psychology- Series on Western Research on the Humanities and Social Sciences (pp. 46-77). Beijing: China: Renmin University Press.

Heppner, P. Ægisdóttir, S. Leung, S. A., Duan, C. Helms, J. E., Gerstein, L. H., & Petersen, P. B. (2009). The Intersection of Multicultural and Cross-Cultural: A Complimentary Role to Promote Culturally Sensitive Research, Training, and Practice. In L. Gerstein & P. Heppner (Eds.), International handbook of cross-cultural Approaches and Practices Worldwide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Loewy, M. Juntunen, C. & Duan, C. (2009). Application of the Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity to the Admission Process. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 705-720.

Miville, M. Duan, C. Nutt, R. Waehler, C. Suzuki, L. Pistole, C. Arredondo, P. Duffy, M. Mejia, B. & Corpus, M. (2009). Integrating Practice Guidelines into Professional Training: Implications for Diversity Competence. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 519-563.

Duan, C. Wei, M. & Wang, L. (2008). The role of individualism-collectivism in empathy: An exploratory study. Asian Journal of Counseling Psychology, 15, 57-80.

Brown, C. & Duan, C. (2007). Counseling psychologists in academia: are there sex differences in work and family role commitments? Counseling Psychologist Quarterly, 20, 267-285.

Nilsson, J. & Duan, C. (2007). Experiences of Prejudice, Role Difficulties, and Counseling Self-Efficacy Among U.S. Racial and Ethnic Minority Supervisees Working With White Supervisors
. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 35(4), 219-229. DOI:10.1002/j.2161-1912.2007.tb00062.x

Duan, C. (2006). [Review of Advancing Multicultural Counseling: New Directions for Working With Diversity, Book proposal and chapters by SAGE publications.].

Ji, P. & Duan, C. (2006). The relationship between ethnic identity, acculturation stress and depression in a Korean population. Asian Journal of Counseling, 13(2), 1-33.

Duan, C. (2004). [Review of "Creating One Another," book proposal by SAGE publications].

Mann, M. & Duan, C. (2003). Group Counseling. In J. Trusty, E. J. Looby, & D. S. Sandhu (Eds.), Multicultural counseling: Context, theory and practice, and competence. Huntington, NY: Nova Science.

Duan, C. (2003). [Review of the book proposal “Culturally Sensitive Counseling and Psychotherapy: Working With Collective Clients” for the SAGE Publications].

Duan, C. Rose, T. & Kraatz, B. (2002). Empathy. In G. Tryon (Ed.), Counseling Based on Process Research: Applying What We Know (pp. 197-231). MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Yasuda, T. & Duan, C. (2002). Ethnic identity, acculturation, and emotional well-being among Asian American and Asian international students. Asian Journal of Counseling, 9(1&2), 1-26.

Duan, C. & Kivlighan, D. (2002). Relationships among pre-session mood, therapist empathy and session Outcome. Psychotherapy Research, 12, 23-37.

Duan, C. (2001). [Review of Comprehensive textbook of psychotherapy: Theory and practice, Bongar, B. E. & Beutler, L.E. (Eds.) (1995) New York, NY: Oxford University Press].

Duan, C. & Roehlke, H. (2001). A descriptive snapshot of cross-racial supervision in counseling center internships. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 29, 131-146.

Duan, C. & Vu, P. (2000). Acculturation of Vietnamese Students Living in or away from Vietnamese Communities. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 28, 225-242.

Duan, C. (2000). Being empathic: The function of intention to empathize and nature of emotion. Motivation and Emotion, 24(1), 29-49.

Duan, C. & Wang, L. (2000). Counseling in the Chinese cultural context: Accommodating both individualistic and collectivistic values. Asian Journal of Counseling, 7(1), 1-20.

Duan, C. & Hill, C. (1996). Current State of Empathy Research. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 43, 261-274.

Heppner, M. J., & Duan, C. (1995). From a Narrow to Expansive Worldview: Making the career center a place for diverse students. Journal of Career Development, 22, 87-100.

Ford, T. Stangor, C. & Duan, C. (1994). Influence of social category accessibility and category associated trait accessibility on judgements of individuals. Social Cognition, 12, 149-168.

Li, M. Duan, C. Ding, B. Yue, D. & Beitman, B. (1994). Psychotherapy Integration in Modern China. Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research, 3, 277-283.

Duan, C. & Wang, L. (1993). The counseling process research: The history, present and future. Guidance Quarterly, 29(3), 1-13.

Stangor, C. Lynch, L. Duan, C. & Glass, B. (1992). Categorization of individuals on the basis of multiple social features. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62(2), 207-218.

Stangor, C. & Duan, C. (1991). Effects of multiple task demands on memory for information about social groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 27(24), 357-378.

Duan, C. (1986). Attitude toward physical activity among secondary school students in Beijing, China. The International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 20(4), 307-319.

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