M.D. in Clinical Medicine, Dalian Medical University, China
M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi College
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.
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.
- Grief and loss issues within immigrant families
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.
- Editorial board member for The Family Journal