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Nicola M. Chung, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: AHC 1 - 348

Phone: 305-348-4147


Dr. Nicola Chung is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. She was formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has conducted research in the treatment of alcoholism. Dr. Chung completed her doctoral internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center, where she now presents seminars to the doctoral students and counseling center staff as an affiliate faculty member. She completed her postdoctoral residency at the Renfrew Center, a residential treatment facility for eating disorders, and became licensed in the state of Florida in 2006.

Dr. Chung has been in private practice since 2006, and specializes in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders. She performs both psychoeducational evaluations and neuropsychological testing. Dr. Chung is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. 

Education and Training:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Doctoral Internship, University of Miami Counseling Center, Miami, Florida
  • Postdoctoral Residency, The Renfrew Center, Coconut Creek, Florida


  • University of Miami Fred and Helen Flipse Annual Award - 2013
  • Research Society on Alcoholism Student Merit Award - 2000
  • Academic Achievement Award in Psychology at FIU - 1997
  • Magna Cum Laude at FIU – 1997


  • Chung, N., Langenbucher, J., Mccrady, B., Epstein, E., & Cook, S. (2002). Use of survival analyses to examine onset and staging of DSM-IV alcohol symptoms in women. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors,16(3), 236-242. doi:10.1037//0893-164x.16.3.236
  • Raytek, H. S., Morgan, T. J., & Chung, N. M. (2003). Alcohol abuse and Dependence. Cognitive Therapy of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Clinical and Conceptual Horizons. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press