- Jea Eun Oh, Ph.D.
Jea Eun Oh is the President of Daybreak University. He holds masters and doctorate degrees in Theology and Pastoral Counseling from Harvard University and the University of Toronto. He also received a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of New England. Dr. Oh has completed the COAMFTE accredited Post-Graduate MFT Program at Council for Relationships in Philadelphia (formerly Penn Marriage Council). He also completed the internship specialized in PTSD at the Rogers Memorial Hospital in Bedford, MA. He is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and an Imago Clinical Instructor and a Faculty at Imago International Training Institute (IITI). He was a former Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Soongsil University and Baekseok University in South Korea. He was the Director of Soongsil University Student Counseling Center, Director of the Institute for Couples and Family Counseling (ICFC), and a Chief Editor of the Journal of Family and Counseling (JFC). He also taught as a Visiting Scholar of Couples and Family Therapy at University of Oregon as well as a Visiting Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Kean University in New Jersey. He is a founder of the Korean Association of Family Counseling (KAFC), which has a national network of 60 counseling centers with 6,000 members of professional counselors and therapists. Dr. Oh is a frequent guest on television such as KBS and EBS where he has made an effort to make counseling known to the public by offering live counseling and special lectures. His book, I Love Myself the Way I Am (2009) became a national best seller in South Korea. His publication was also selected as the outstanding scholar work by both the National Academy of Sciences as well as Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in South Korea. He also received the Best Teacher’s Award, the Best Lecturer’s Award four times at Soongsil University and the Best Research Award and the Best Supervisor Award by the National Council of Graduate School of Counseling and Psychotherapy (NCGSCP). Dr. Oh’s article was nominated as the best article by JMFT and he received the International Development Award and Helen LaKelly Hunt Award for Community Building by Imago Relationships International (IRI).