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Lynch School of Education

Belle Liang

associate professor
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

Belle Liang

Campion Hall
Room 314

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Dr. Liang's Research Lab




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 (; and, trauma recovery and resiliency.


Selected Honors

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.

Selected Publications

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.

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