I am a third generation Chinese Malaysian. Both sets of my grandparents immigrated to the Malayan Peninsular in the 1910s from southern China. Malaya gained independence from the British in 1957; together with two other states, Malaysia was formed. I attended elementary school that used Mandarin as the medium of instruction. My secondary and college education was completed in English and Malay, the official language of Malaysia.
I joined the faculty of the College of Education at OSU as Professor of Counselor Education in September 2013. My spouse and I were married in August 2004.
Referred Journal Articles (^ = published with student; * = Data-based):
^Berwick, A., & Ng, K.-M. (in press). Utilization of parallelisms with novice supervisees. NC Perspectives.
^*Donald, E., & Ng, K.-M. (2013). A critical review of the journal content analytic papers in ACA- and APA-sponsored journals from 1980-2011. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10447-013-9186-8
*Ng, K.-M., Loy, J. T.-C., MohdZain, Z., & Cheong, W. (2013).Gender, race, adult attachment, and marital satisfaction among Malaysians. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 21(2), 198-207. doi: 10.1177/1066480712468268
*Ng, K.-M., Parikh, S., & Guo, L. (2012). Integrative solution-focused brief therapy with a Chinese female college student dealing with relationship loss. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 34(3), 211-230.doi: 10.1007/s10447-012-9152-x
^*Lau, J., & Ng, K.-M. (2012). Effectiveness and relevance of training for international counseling graduates. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 34, 87-105. doi: 10.1007/s10447-011-9128-2
Ng, K.-M. (2012). Internationalization the counseling profession and international counseling students: Introduction to the special issue. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 34, 1-4. doi 10.1007/s10447-012-9147-7
*Ng, K.-M., Choudhuri, D. D., Noonan, B. M., & Ceballos, P. (2012). An internationalization competency checklist for American counseling training programs. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 34, 19-38. doi: 10.1007/s10447-011-9141-5
*Ng, K.-M., & Noonan, B. M. (2012). Meaning and scope of internationalization of counseling profession. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 34, 5-18. doi: 10.1007/s10447-011-9144-2
*Ng, K.-M., & Smith, S. D. (2012). Acculturation, role ambiguity, and multicultural discussions in training and supervising international counseling students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 34, 72-86. doi: 10.1007/s10447-011-9130-8
*Sun, Q.-W., Ng, K.-M., & Wang, C. (2012). A validation study on a new Chinese version of the Dispositional Hope Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 45(2), 133-148. doi: 10.1177/0748175611429011
*Wang, C., Kim, D.-H., & Ng, K.-M. (2012). Factorial and item-level invariance of an emotional intelligence scale across groups of international students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30(2), 160-170. doi: 10.1177/0734282911412543
Journal Special Issue – Guest Editor
Ng, K.-M. (Ed.). (2012). International student in counselor education [Special issue].
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 34(1).
Book and Book Chapters:
Erdman, P., & Ng, K.-M. (Eds.). (2010). Attachment: Expanding the cultural connections. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis.
Ng, K.-M., & Lau, J. (2011). Issues and needs of international students in counselor preparation programs: A literature review. In W. Schweiger, D. A. Henderson, T. W. Clawson, D. R. Collins, & M. Nukolls, Counselor Preparation: Programs, faculty, trends (pp. 67-77). New York: Routledge/NBCC.
My research interests include multicultural and cross-cultural issues in counseling; attachment theory; emotional intelligence and well-being; post-modern counseling approaches; internationalization of counseling training and practice; supervision; professional issues; social justice advocacy; instructional design; and couples, marriage, and family issues. I have published many articles in national and international journals. I am actively engaged in community and professional services domestically and internationally. I had served on the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Board of Directors, the NBCC-International Advisory Council, and the CACREP Board of Directors. I regularly conduct counseling training workshops in Malaysia, China, and Turkey. I am very interested in serving the resettled refugee community and the international community.