Dr. Im is a faculty member of the Department of Social Welfare of Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea. He undertook his PhD in the Department of Social Work in Busan National University. Dr. Im has trained psychiatric social workers for mental health education. He has lectured social work practice and mental health for social work students. His clinical work was developed in the mental health field and multi-cultural psychology.
Dr. Im is interested in positive psychology study and evidence-based practice including stress. He also is keen on quantitative research, especially multicultural research in the migrantís mental health care. He has developed empirical research to the stress in various populations and professionals (social workers, policemen, correctional officers) in the mental health perspective, based on stress & coping theory.