Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Alice Chi, Ph.D. Alice Chi, Ph.D.

Alice Chi, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Style:

As a trilingual (English, Mandarin, Spanish) therapist, I approach therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, giving importance to the cultural and developmental upbringing of each client. From this foundation, I incorporate techniques from other treatment modalities, including mindfulness-based practices, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts, and somatic practices. I also value the therapeutic relationship and present moment exchanges as avenue for change.

Supervision Style: 

I have always believed that trust is one of the most important ingredients in a supervisory relationship. Along with trust, I strive to bring forth openness and acceptance to supervision because I believe safe and brave spaces allow supervisees to understand their style, strengths, and limitations. It is also through these shared spaces where I welcome feedback to better tailor my approach in facilitating the growth of each supervisee.

Professional Interests:

I am particularly interested in the intersection between family, culture, and food. My areas of expertise and interest include eating disorders, multicultural/bicultural identity formation, international students, first generation college students, and students of color.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I facilitate 2 groups: Graduate Student Group, which is a process group for graduate students; and Surviving to Thriving, which is a group for survivors of sexual trauma. I am a liaison for Res Life (Brutus Area), and often partner with Office of International Affairs (OIA) and Multicultural Center (MCC).

Educational Background:

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University. Prior to joining CCS, I completed my Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Santa Cruz and my Predoctoral Internship at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

Personal Interests:

I practice yoga consistently to maintain a healthy spine and to find peace within. I also love salsa/bachata dancing, cooking, eating, sleeping, and catching up with friends/family who are far away on the phone.

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