Laurie "Lali" Dawn McCubbin

Lali McCubbin

Assistant Department Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Room 311 - College of Education & Human Development

Dr. McCubbin's curriculum vita [PDF]

More information about Dr. McCubbin's research can be found at her website.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
  • Predoctoral Internship, The Ohio State University, 2002-03
  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Boston College, 1998
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, 1993

Research Interests

  • Resilience
  • Post traumatic growth
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Asian Americans
  • trauma


  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative: consensual qualitative methodology/narrative approach
  • Indigenous Methodologies

Teaching Areas

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling Theories and Advanced Theories
  • Career Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Masters and Doctoral Practica
  • Human Development

Honors & Awards

  • Shining Star Award, National Multicultural Summit, 2015
  • Service to the Profession, Washington State University, 2012
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, Washington State University, 2010
  • Excellent in Diversity, Washington State University, 2010

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Psychological Association Member, Divisions 7, 17, 45
  • Asian American Psychological Association
  • Advisory Board Member for the Northwest Pacific Center of Mestizo and Indigenous Research and Engagement

Publications and Presentations

  • *McNeill, B., McCubbin, L.D., & Sevedge, S. (in press). Mestiza/o, Indigenous and liberation perspectives on social issues. Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
  • *McCubbin, L.D., Okumoto, E., & Marco, L. (2014). Parenting and child-rearing: Classic models and current trends. In C. Juntunen (2nd ed.; Ed.), Counseling across the life span. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • *McCubbin, L.D. & Moniz, J. (2014). Ethical principles in resilience research: Respect, relevance, reciprocity and responsibility. In L. Theron, M. Ungar, & L. Liebenberg, (Eds.), Youth resilience and culture: Commonalities and complexities. New York, NY: Springer.
  • McCubbin, L.D., & McCubbin, H. I. (2013). Resilience in ethnic family systems: A relational theory for research and practice. In D. Becvar (Ed.), Handbook on family resilience (pp. 175-195). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Leong. F.T.L., Holliday, B.G., Trimble, J.E., Padilla, A. & McCubbin, L. (2013). Ethnic minority psychology. In D. K. Freedheim & I. B. Weiner (Eds.), Handbook of psychology, volume one: History of psychology (pp. 530-561). New York, NY: Wiley.
  • McCubbin, H., McCubbin, L. D., Samuels, G., Zhang, W. Sievers, J. (2013). Multiethnic children, youth and families: Emerging challenges to the behavioral sciences and public policy, Journal of Family Relations, 62, 1–4.
  • McCubbin, L.D., McCubbin, H.I., Zhang, W., Kehl, L. & Strom, I. (2013). Relational well-being: An indigenous perspective and measure. Journal of Family Relations, 62, 354-365.
  • *McCubbin, L.D. & Antonio, M.C. K. (2012). Discrimination and obesity among Native Hawaiians. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 71 (12), 346-352.
  • Zhang, W., Chen, W., McCubbin, H., McCubbin, L., & Foley, S. (2011). Predictors of mental and physical health: Individual and neighborhood levels of education, social well-being and ethnicity. Health and Place, 17(1), 238-247.
  • McCubbin, H., Ontai, K. Kehl, L. McCubbin, L., Hart, H., DeBarysche, B., Ripke, M. & Matsuoka, J. (2010; Eds.). Multiethnicity and multiethnic families: Development, identity, and resilience. Honolulu, Hawaii. Le’a Publications.
  • McCubbin, L. D., & Marsella, A. (2009). Native Hawaiians and Psychology: The cultural, and historical context of indigenous ways of knowing. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 15(4), 374-387.
  • *co-authored with students