Peihsuan Liu, PhD

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Peihsuan (Patty) Liu earned her PhD and Master’s degree from Penn State University and has moved to Seattle in 2019 to become a faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor. She was trained in EMDR and Internal Family System Therapy and has extensive counseling experiences in working with children, adolescents, college students, adults, and families from a variety of settings, including school, domestic violence shelter, college counseling center, and community mental health agency. Patty also has extensive experience providing clinical supervision to counselor-trainees and enjoys helping counselor-trainees grow both personally and professionally. Her research interests include trauma counseling, domestic violence, child maltreatment, and trauma-informed care. She is passionate about working with clients who are trauma survivors and training future counselors who are multiculturally competent and trauma-informed.

In addition to the work in the United States, Patty has been providing workshops and training to parents, school teachers, and administrators, and mental health professionals to promote trauma-informed care in Taiwan, the country she was born and grew up in. In addition to her roles as a faculty member and counselor, she is also an author and a blogger. Patty has been writing blog articles in Mandarin/Chinese to provide psychoeducation and promote social justice to the general population for many years and has published two books in Taiwan to raise awareness of childhood trauma, trauma-informed care, and emotion education. She believes in the importance of social justice and advocacy in the counseling profession and is very excited about being a part of Antioch University Seattle that values promoting diversity and social justice.

Peihsuan Liu

Core Faculty

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision, Penn State University
MEd in Counselor Education, Penn State University
BS in Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University

I am passionate about helping counselor-trainees grow and become competent counselors that work with diverse populations. I want to foster a safe environment in the classroom so that my students and I can start to embrace discomfort (discomfort is a part of learning!), explore our own biases and assumptions, have difficult conversations, and learn how to give feedback and receive feedback. I am very excited to be at Antioch to continue my work in promoting social justice and advocacy through teaching and training future counselors.

  • Chatters, S. & Liu, P. (in press). Are Counselors Prepared? : Integrating Trauma Education into Counselor Education Programs. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.
  • Liu, P. & Joo, H. (Under Review). School Counselor’s Role in Creating Trauma-Informed Schools. Professional School Counselors Journal.
  • Liu, P., Haynes-Thoby, L., Yang, Y., Hanna, J. (October 2019). Integrate trauma education into counselor training: What can counselor educators and supervisors do? Educational session at ACES 2019 conference.
  • Yang, Y. & Liu, P. (November 2018). Explore the Impact of Reentry on Asian International Counseling Students’ Acculturation Process. Roundtable session at WACES 2018 Conference.
  • Haynes-Thoby, L., Liu, P. & Ying, Y. (November 2016). Oh No! My Client Has Experienced Trauma. What Now? A Note to Counselors Treating Clients With Trauma Histories. Educational session at Pennsylvania Counseling Association 2016 Annual Conference.
  • Liu, P. & Ying, Y. (November 2016). When Your Biography Becomes Your Biology: How Childhood Trauma Impacts Neurodevelopment And The Clinical Implication For Counselors. Poster presentation at Pennsylvania Counseling Association 2016 Annual Conference.
  • Chatters, S., Zalaquett, C., Joo, H., & Liu, P. (2016, July). Beyond Self-Report: Ethical Decision-Making, Counseling & Your Brain. Educational session. Presented at the American Mental Health Counseling Association 2016 Annual Conference.
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
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