associate professor counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Ph.D., Michigan State University
EXPERTISE/INTERESTS Mentoring and relational health in adolescence and young adulthood; building global youth mentoring networks via the Internet and new media (GenerationPulse.org); and, trauma recovery and resiliency.
2010 Finalist, SPSSI Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Award.
2008 Inaugural Many Faces of Counseling Psychology Award, International Counseling Psychology conference, for innovations in strength-based, developmental, and preventative approaches to psychological issues.
2007 Summa Cum Laude Award, Teaching with New Media Award for exemplary uses of technology in teaching.
2006 Inaugural Distinguished Asian Alumni Award, Indiana University Alumni Association.
Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., & West, J. (in press). Revisiting community work from a psychodynamic Perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
Liang, B. & West, J. (2011). Relational health and Alexithymia. American J. of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 246-254.
Liang, B., Commins, M., & Duffy, N. (2010). Using Social Media to Engage Youth: Education, Social Justice, & Humanitarianism. The Prevention Researcher, 5, 13-16.
Liang, B., Tracy, A., Kenny, M., Brogan, D., & Gatha, R. (2010). The Relational Health Indices for Youth: An examination of reliability and validity aspects. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42(4), 255 – 274.
Rhodes, J., Liang, B., & Spencer, R. (2009). First Do No Harm: Ethical Guidelines for Youth Mentoring Relationships. Professional Psychology, 40, 452-458.
Spencer, R. & Liang, B. (2009). “She gives me a break from the world”: Formal youth mentoring relationships between adolescent girls and adult women. Journal of Primary Prevention, 30, 109-130.
Liang, B., Tracy, A., Kenny, M., & Brogan, D. (2008). Gender Differences in the Relational Health of Youth Participating in a Social Competency Program. Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 499-515.
Bogat, G.A., & Liang, B. (2008). Stages of mentoring: An analysis of an intervention for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25, 325-341.
Liang, B., Brogan, D., Spencer, R., & Corral, M. (2007). Youth mentoring relationships across three developmental periods: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 168-182.
Liang, B., Goodman, L., Tummala-Narra, P., & Weintraub, S. (2005). A theoretical framework for understanding help-seeking processes among survivors of intimate partner violence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 71-84.