Visiting Scholar in Family Translational Research Group — New York University
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy — Northwestern University
M.Ed. in Developmental and Educational Psychology (Family Studies and Family Therapy Specialization) — Beijing Normal University
B.S. in Psychology — Beijing Normal University
Dr. Lan works with couples, families and individuals. She started and developed her practice in China before pursuing more Marriage and Family Therapy training at Northwestern University. She adopts a number of different perspectives and approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, cognitive and behavioral therapy, emotionally focused couple therapy and narrative therapy and works under the principles of psychotherapy integration. Her particular areas of interest include couple intimacy and conflict, family of origin therapy and coping with life transitions, especially transitions to a new culture/identity or to newlywed and parenthood. She is also mindful of cultural issues such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender. She maintains research work on couples’ interaction and and intervention, which furthers her understanding about couple dynamics and couple therapy.
Previously, Dr. Lan took a leadership role for six years, as the Executive Director of the Marriage and Family Research and Therapy Center in the Institute of Developmental Psychology at Beijing Normal University in China.
Dr. Lan has authored over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Lan, J., & Sher, T. G. (2019). Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_40-1
Gordon, R. M., & Lan, J. (2018). The effect of distance training on the development of psychodynamic psychotherapists. In Psychoanalysis Online 4 (pp. 161-172). Routledge.
Lan, J., Li, X. M., Cao, H. J., Zhou, N., Lin, X. Y., Deng, L. Y., Fang, X. Y. (2017). Inequity of Sacrifice and Marital Satisfaction in Chinese Young Couples. Journal of Family Therapy, 39(2), 169-192. doi:10.1111/1467-6427.12153
Deng, L., Lin, X., Lan, J., & Fang, X. (2013). Family therapy in China. Contemporary Family Therapy, 35(2), 420-436. (Co-first author) doi:10.1007/s10591-013-9273-3
Sze, Y. T., Hou, J., Lan, J., & Fang, X. (2011). Brief report: Profiling family therapy users of a therapy center in Beijing. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 39(4), 299-306. doi:10.1080/01926187.2010.542073