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Chun Tao, Ph.D., L.P.

  1. Psychologist


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Dr. Chun Tao is a bilingual clinical health psychologist with specialties in psychosocial oncology, disorders of gut-brain interaction, and pain psychology.

Originally from China, Dr. Tao received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She completed her predoctoral psychology internship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and her fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tao takes a compassion-based and culturally sensitive approach to understand individuals' unique challenges when living with acute and chronic health concerns and is passionate about supporting and empowering individuals and their caregivers to improve their quality of life. She frequently adopts empirically supported therapeutic interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, meaning-center psychotherapy, and dignity therapy frameworks.

  1. Psychological assessment
  2. Psychotherapy
  1. 2021
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - Clinical Psychology - Pain Medicine Track (APA - Accredited)Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  2. 2020
    Intern - Psychology (APA - Accredited)VA San Diego Healthcare System/University of California
  3. 2020
    PhD - Counseling Psychology (APA-Accredited)Arizona State University
  4. 2014
    MS - PsychologyArizona State University
  5. 2012
    BS - PsychologyFudan University

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Sole nominee to the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the fields of Social SciencesArizona State University
  2. 2020
    National Register Associate Credentialing ScholarshipNational Register of Health Service Psychologists
  3. 2018
    Arthur John Fitzgerald FellowshipArizona State University
  4. 2018
    Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel ScholarshipAmerican Psychological Association
  5. 2016
    Outstanding Mentor AwardArizona State University
  6. 2015
    Leadership ScholarshipArizona State University
  7. 2014
    University Graduate FellowshipArizona State University
  8. 2013
    Merit ScholarshipAlpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
  9. 2011
    Wangdao ScholarFudan University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    MemberAmerican Psychosocial Oncology Society
  2. 2022 - present
    Secretary-HistorianThe Division on International Students and Professionals, Asian American Psychological Association
  3. 2022 - present
    Council MemberEducation and Training Council, Asian American Psychological Association
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberInternational Psycho-Oncology Society
  5. 2022 - present
    MemberAssociation for Contextual Behavioral Science
  6. 2021 - present
    MemberSociety of Behavioral Medicine
  7. 2019 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Psychosocial Oncology Society
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberAssociation of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists - International (ACHPPI)
  9. 2019 - present
    MemberDivision 38 Society for Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  10. 2017 - 2019
    Co-ChairMentorship Program, Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race Student Committee, American Psychological Association
  11. 2016 - present
    MemberAsian American Psychological Association
  12. 2015 - present
    MemberDivision 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association