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Alissa Levy Chung

Associate Professor of Instruction; Associate Director of Clinical Training

Research Interests

Alissa Levy Chung is a clinical and developmental psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (Institute of Child Development and Clinical Psychology). She is joining the department as an Associate Professor of Instruction. Her early research focused on the intergenerational transmission of parenting and the role of early experience in the development of psychopathology. For the past several years, she shifted her focus to teaching and was an award-winning teacher as a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern, teaching courses in developmental and clinical psychology. Previous teaching experience also included participating in the development of and teaching classes in the infant mental health specialty program at Erikson Institute in Chicago. For the past 18 years, Alissa has been a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, working with children, adolescents, adults, and families throughout Evanston, Chicago, and the North Shore. She is active in the Evanston public schools and has been a special education advocate for families.

Selected Publications

Frost, A., Hoyt, L. T., Chung, A. L., & Adam, E. K. (2015). Daily life with depressive symptoms: Gender differences in adolescents’ everyday emotional experiences. Journal of Adolescence, 43, 132–141.

Kovan, N.M., Chung, A.L., & Sroufe, L.A., (2009).  The intergenerational continuity of observed early parenting: A prospective, longitudinal study.  Developmental Psychology, 45(5), 1205-1213.

Egeland, B., Bosquet, M., Levy, A., K. (2002). Continuities and discontinuities in the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment: Implications for breaking the cycle of abuse.  In K. Browne, H. Hanks, P. Stratton, & C. Hamilton (Eds.), The prediction and prevention of child abuse: A handbook (pp.217-232).  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Sroufe, L.A., Carlson, E.A., Levy, A.K., & Egeland, B. (1999).  Implications of attachment theory for developmental psychopathology.  Development and Psychopathology, 11, 1-13.