Office of Student Life

I-Shan Yang, PhD, IMFT-S

Therapeutic Style:

I like to apply a systematic approach in therapy. This means I look for the impact of the issues in different areas in a person’s life, their relationship with others, and with their environment. I value the collaboration as well as the openness in communication through the process. I view therapy as a journey, and I am the tour guide for whoever is taking the trip. As a guide, I provide information and professional feedback to those who want to travel but the client is the one who decides the destination.

Supervision Style:

My goal for supervision is to help supervisees to develop their style of therapy and become comfortable with the identity. An area that I focus on in supervision is the self as the therapist. I believe that exploring our own values and biases will help us to be more efficient as providers to people we work with.

Professional Interests:

As a marriage and family therapist, my primary interest is to work with relational issues, such as romantic relationship, family relationship and friendship etc. I am also interested in working with individuals who feels lost during the transition in/or out of college.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am the liaison to Office of International Affairs.

Educational Background:

I received my bachelor’s degree in educational psychology and Counseling from National Taiwan Normal University where I was trained to be a school counselor. I received my master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from University of Oregon and doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy spending time with family and friends in my free time.

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