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Queenie Wu, MAPS FCCLIN

DIRECTOR/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? In 2012, Queenie opened the doors to her private practice in Melbourne western and CBD areas,  offering clients a wide range of counselling and psychological services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times. Queenie is passionate about her work as a psychologist and truly believes in the value of therapy not only for reducing symptoms, improving mental health, but also for creating a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE
Queenie was awarded a Master of Clinical Psychology after completing Undergraduate and Postgraduate diploma degrees in Psychology. She is completing the final stage of her PhD candidature in Clinical Psychology, with a special clinical and research interest in eating disorders. Queenie is also a sessional lecturer and examiner for Psychology postgraduate program at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. She has worked as a group and individual therapist in a range of settings including private and public health services, forensic services, onshore and offshore immigration detention centres, as well as community clinics and private practice.

Arrived in Melbourne more than a decade ago as an international student, and a multilingual speaker (Mandarin, English, Japanese), Queenie embraces the cultural diversity in Melbourne and is experienced in working with clients from different cultural backgrounds.  She began her career more than 10 years ago in forensic psychology providing assessment and therapy to high-risk offenders with intellectual disabilities in the VIC Department of Justice, and later with International Health and Medical Services providing therapy for asylum seekers onshore and offshore. She has over 7 years of experience working with Australian youth (12-25 years old) from which she gained invaluable skills in developmental psychology, she understands the importance of connecting the individual, family, school and community, and a collaborative working alliance is crucial for any meaningful therapeutic work. 

Queenie also enjoys an active role in the Australian mainstream and community media, contributing and commenting on Television network such as ABC, and radio network such as SBS radio, on topics such as cross-cultural psychology, international students' mental health and etc. 

 

ASSOCIATION AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)

  • Fellow of APS College of Clinical Psychologist

  • Principle & Secondary Supervisor approved by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Board (AHPRA) Board of Psychology (PSY0001129037):

  1. Pathway: Work in Addition to Higher Degree

  2. Pathway: 5+1 and 4+2 Internship

  3. Pathway: Registrar Program Area of Practice: Clinical Psychology 

  4. Pathway: Higher Degree program Area of Practice: Clinical Psychology