Dr Queenie Wu, MAPS FCCLIN
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 her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University with a special clinical and research interest in Schema theory and Eating Disorders. Queenie was a sessional lecturer and examiner for the Psychology postgraduate program at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, between 2014 and 2021. 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 at 19 years old 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 a decade 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 psychological support 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 networks such as ABC, and radio network such as SBS radio, on topics such as cross-cultural psychology, international students' mental health, racism 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):
Pathway: Work in Addition to Higher Degree
Pathway: 5+1 and 4+2 Internship
Pathway: Registrar Program Area of Practice: Clinical Psychology
Pathway: Higher Degree program Area of Practice: Clinical Psychology