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Core Faculty, Counseling Program
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Texas at San Antonio
M.D. in Clinical Medicine, Dalian Medical University, China
M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi College
Academic Bio

Dr. Fangzhou Yu-Lewis is a bilingual clinician, counselor, educator, scholar and first-generation immigrant. She teaches Psychotherapy Theories, Multicultural Counseling and Career Counseling graduate courses in the Counseling Program. Dr. Yu-Lewis also serves as a clinical supervisor working with therapists-in-training at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She specializes in the areas of treating interracial/intercultural couples, grief and loss issues and life-stage transitions.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Dr. Yu-Lewis has been an American Counseling Association (ACA) member and a member of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) since 2007. She is former editorial assistant of two professional journals, The Family Journal and The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Dr. Yu-Lewis currently serves as the managing editor of The Family Journal.

Research Interests
  • Grief and loss issues within immigrant families
Selected Publications & Presentations

Dr. Yu-Lewis was the editor of a special issue titled “Asian and Intercultural Influences”, published in The Family Journal in April, 2017. She authored the lead article of this special, “Counseling Intercultural Couples with Asian Ethnicity Origins.” Dr. Yu-Lewis has authored and co-authored several scholarly journal articles on cross-cultural counselor education and marriage and family counseling. Her most recent contribution was three entries on utilizing postmodern approaches in couples counseling which were included in the Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Academic Activities
  • Editorial board member for The Family Journal
New Professional Emerging Leader of International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) for 2019-2020
Professional Memberships