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Andy Lyu

Provisional Psychologist (PSY0002473953)

Language: Mandarin and English

Andy (they/them/their, he/him/his) is a candidate of Master of Educational Psychology at the University of Melbourne. During the Higher Degree training, Andy has worked as a provisional psychologist under supervision in both educational and clinical settings, providing psychoeducational and developmental testing, group activities, and mental health intervention to young people and their families.

 

In working with their clients, Andy takes a collaborative, holistic, and person-centred approach and incorporates skills from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), trauma-informed practice, and problem-management approach. Andy is also a certified Mental Health First Aider and an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)-trained caregiver.

 

Andy’s special interests are suicide prevention, LGBTQIA-affirming counselling, cultural identity, and learning difficulties.

 

Andy began their career as an activist and social worker in the LGBTQIA+ and disability communities in China. In 2019, they came to Australia to study psychology as a mature-age international student. Andy is a regular speaker at international symposiums and media on Chinese LGBTQIA+ issues. Outside of work and study, Andy enjoys weight training, hiking, and hip-hop music.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Educational Developmental Psychology (Candidate)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Bachelor of History in Ethnology

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society

Provisional Psychologist - AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia

Assistant Social Worker – Ministry of Civil Affair, P.R.China