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Chicago | Chair, Department of Counseling and Integrated Programs

Tsui-Yee Chow, Ed.D.



It is my pleasure to be part of Adler University’s community. With the support of the mission of the University, I am deeply pleased that I can further exercise my lifetime dedication in advocating for underrepresented groups and actualizing my vision in the training of socially responsible counselors. Given years of involvement in multicultural affairs, teaching, training, and research in cross-cultural relationships, I am a strong advocate in cultivating cultural competence in the counseling profession, both for mainstream and minority practitioners. Through both classroom and field experience, it is my goal to assist counselor trainees to examine their worldviews and possible biases against different client groups.  Moreover, I believe in collaborative learning. Through practicing education collaboratively, our students will be empowered to bring positive changes both within themselves and outside the classroom to the broader community.

In my academic career, I have taught and trained students in multicultural counseling, clinical supervision, supervision of group leaders, career counseling, research and program evaluation, and teaching in higher education. My current research interests include cross-cultural conflict resolution, cross-cultural supervision, group counseling, and interracial couple and family counseling.

Please email or call me 312.662.4308 if you have questions or would like more information about me.



  • Ed.D., Counseling (Professional Practice), Northern Illinois University
  • M.S.Ed., Counseling (Student Development in Higher Education), Northern Illinois
  • B.Ed., Educational Psychology, Science and Mathematics Education, and Curriculum Studies, University of London Institute of Education
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling President, 2008-9
  • Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling, President Elect, 2007-8
  • Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative, Member, 2004 – 2008
  • American Counseling Association, Member
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Member
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Member
  • Illinois Counseling Association, Member
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Chow, T. (2005). Together we want to say:….. In C. W. Minor & M. Pope (Eds.). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling and leading career groupsVol. II. Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association.
  • Chow, T. (2005). What’s Culture Got to Do With It?  In C. W. Minor & M. Pope (Eds.). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling and leading career groupsVol. II. Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association.
  • Chow, T. (2005) “The Ambition Tree”. In C. W. Minor & M. Pope (Eds.). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling and leading career groupsVol. II. Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association.
Select Presentations

Select Presentations

  • Spirituality and Counselor Education: Connecting the Dots, 63th Annual Conference, Illinois Counseling Association, November 2011
  • Cross-cultural Supervision, Professional Development Series for Site Supervisors, Argosy University, Chicago, 2008
  • Cross-cultural Conflict, Cultural Identity, and Their Implications to Counselors, 59th Annual Conference, Illinois Counseling Association, 2007
  • Cross-cultural Supervision from the Viewpoint of Ethnically Diverse Supervisors, 59th Annual Conference, Illinois Counseling Association, 2007
  • Identity Issues and Challenges for Asian American Women at the Workplace”, National Association of Asian American Professionals – Chicago Chapter, 2004
  • The Unspoken Problem: Asian American Mental Health Issues, Asian Studies, Northwestern University, 2004
  • Woman Leadership and Global Sisterhood, Woman Leadership Reception, Loyola University Chicago, 2003


  • Advisor of the Year, Loyola University Chicago, 2003-2004
  • Supportive Professional Staff Development Grant, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, Northern Illinois University, 1998-1999
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate School, Northern Illinois University, 1998-1999
  • Presidential Supportive Professional Staff Awards for Excellence, Supportive Professional Staff Council, Northern Illinois University, 1997-1998
  • Doctoral Student of the Year Award, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education, Northern Illinois University, 1998-1999
  • Multicultural Leader Award (Sole Recipient), Educational Foundation, National Association For Campus Activities, 1996-1997

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