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Ziyi XiuZiyi Xiu

China/Massachusetts
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advanced Standing Clinical Psychology PsyD, Class of 2021
Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) Concentration
ziyi_xiu@williamjames.edu

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical PsyD program at William James College (WJC)! I am honored to serve as a student ambassador to connect with prospective students.  My name is Ziyi Xiu, an international student at WJC. I grew up in Shandong, China and came to the United States to pursue higher education. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University and a second Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College.  I am delighted to continue my education at WJC to become a licensed psychologist.

I want to pursue a career as a practitioner-scholar dedicated to serving youth populations with diverse cultural backgrounds.  I aspire to contribute to the knowledge base of child psychology, to develop and implement effective psychological treatments and to educate clinicians of future generations.  I am particularly interested in learning and distributing culturally sensitive assessments and interventions that enhance the youth population’s social-emotional development and mental health treatments.

I have broad experiences ranging from school guidance counseling at a public high school, college support group experience at a University Counseling Center, in-home therapy services at a community health agency, as well as clinical work with children and adults in hospitals.  I would love to share with you my journey in various settings and hear your professional goals.  At last, I want to reassure you that WJC has an excellent faculty team who are well-known in the field, areas of concentrations that can fulfill your specific interests, and good connections to practicum sites that will prepare you to become a successful psychologist!