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Yihhsing Liu

Yihhsing Liu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education

209C Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.4026


Ph.D., Counseling and Counselor Education, Syracuse University, 2016
M.S.Ed., Community Mental Health Counseling, Duquesne University, 2011
B.A., Psychology, Duquesne University, 2008

Yihhsing Liu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, joined the faculty of Duquesne University in 2015. Prior to pursuing her career as a counselor educator, she practiced psychotherapy at Vera House and St. Joseph Hospital, Department of Family Medicine in Syracuse, New York. In addition, Dr. Liu practiced psychiatric nursing as a Registered Professional Nurse (RPN) in both the children and adult units at Taipei City Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Taiwan. Dr. Liu's clinical practice is informed by both the psychodynamic and trauma-focused approaches to counseling. She has provided dyadic and triadic clinical supervision for counselors-in-training, with a focus on the integration of trainees' theoretical orientation to counseling, professional development, and personal growth.

Yihhsing Liu's research and clinical interests fall under the broad category of trauma-informed care; behavioral medicine; clinical supervision; and systematic, multidisciplinary approaches toward issues of global mental health and social justice. She has conducted qualitative research on topics including the exploration of therapeutic discourses within initial sessions in the contexts of mental health counseling and family medicine, trauma-informed supervision, and post-traumatic growth.