Trent Nguyen

Visiting Lecturer, Human Services Program Coordinator
School of Education, Department of Counseling and Human Services

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Ph.D., LPC


North University Hall

Prof. Nguyen holds a PhD from the University of Texas, an MA from Dallas Baptist University, an MA from Catholic Theological Union, and a BS from the University of Texas. Prof. Nguyen has experience teaching courses in the areas of human services, public health, psychology, counseling, sociology, and social work. Prof. Nguyen has published 30 research articles focusing on intimate partner abuse, Asian American youth identity development, and depression among the elderly population. He has served on 50 thesis and dissertation committees, with topics ranging from PTSD among war veterans to children in the foster care system. He has utilized quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research methodologies in his own research, as well as guiding learners employing the same methodologies in their own dissertation and thesis studies. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Emotional Abuse and the Qualitative Report; he also serves as an editorial reviewer for Journal of Asian Psychology, Violence Against Women, and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. He is the founding editor of the journal titled, Family Violence & Ethnic Populations. Prior to his present academic profession, Prof. Nguyen was in private practice working with court-ordered populations struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, and other mental health issues.

Areas of Expertise & Academic Interests

Developing and teaching online courses

Research & Professional Highlights

Court-ordered populations, Dual-diagnoses, Secondary Trauma, PTSD

Degrees & Licensures



Duong, N. & Nguyen, T. (2009) Asian immigrants and the issue of death: An integration of Eastern philosophy and existentialism. International Journal of the Humanities, (56), 123-132.

Larsen, S., Dashtipour, K., & Nguyen, T. (2008). A synopsis of schizophrenia. Benson House Clinical Review, (52), 112-120.

Larsen, S., Nguyen, T., & Thiruvadi, G. (2008). Stuttering: Psychological factors and treatment. Benson House Clinical Review, (53), 130-135.

Nguyen, T. & Lam, B. (2008). Teaching research methods to practitioner trainees. In Garner, M., Wagner, C., & Kawulich, B. (Eds.), Teaching research methods in the humanities and social sciences.

Saez-Betacourt, A., Lam, B., & Nguyen, T. (2008). The meaning of being incarcerated on a domestic violence charge and its impact on self and family among Latino immigrant batterers. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 17(2), 130-156.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Counseling Association

Tarrant County Psychological Association

California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Member

Kappa Omicron Nu Outstanding Advisor Award

Outstanding Teaching Awar

Outstanding Scholar Award

Outstanding Service Award

Author Award

Asian American Chamber of Commerce Trailblazer Award