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Brian Trung Lam

School of Social Work

M.S.W. California State University, Long Beach
Ph.D. Columbia University, New York City
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1998

Biographical Information

Dr. Brian Lam has extensive background in the issues surrounding acculturation, and developmental needs of Vietnamese-Americans. His current research interests focus on self-construal, inter-group relations, multicultural social work practice, community influences on psychological distress, natural mentoring, and behavioral proneness among Vietnamese American adolescents. His articles appear in the International Journal of Behavioral Development, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. He teaches in the areas of social work practice, and conflict resolution. He is a current vice president/operational officer of the National Association of Social Workers, Long Beach Unit. 

Brian Lam

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 147
Phone: (562) 985-4625
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Research Methods
  • Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
  • Social Work Practice
  • Thesis Advising


  • Multicultural Practice
  • Self-Construal
  • Mentoring
  • Community Inlfuences on Psychologiucal Distress