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Ping-Chuan Hsiung, PhD


Ping-Chuan Hsiung, PhD, has been working as a professor at the Department of Social Work at National Taiwan University (NTU) since 2006, and has been a Licensed Counselling Psychologist in Taiwan since 2003. She obtained her doctoral degree with a specialisation in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University in 1998, and also completed a Medical Family Therapy Internship at the University of Rochester in 1998.

Prof. Hsiung has been dedicated to promoting students’ self-awareness in clinical settings, as well as their personal growth and relational development by teaching the Person of The Therapist (POTT) class at National Taiwan University for several years. Throughout her years of psychotherapy-related experiences, she engages in dialogues about social location both within and outside the classroom, and nurtures and mentors students and professionals with diverse backgrounds, fostering their personal and professional insights and maturity.

She focuses on promoting collaborative family-oriented healthcare by providing consultations to physicians and healthcare professionals. She has also authored peer-reviewed articles involving individuals with mental disorders, HIV/AIDS, heart failure, genetic disorders, and women with breast cancer.

  • Visiting Faculty, at the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto

  • Member of the Taipei Counseling Psychologist Association 

  • Member of the Taiwan Medical and Health Counseling Psychology Association

  • Professional Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Hsiung, P.C., Pan, A.W., Chung, L., Lai, N.H., & Wu, Y.Y. (In press). Depression and sleep quality in predicting the subjective quality of life of women with breast cancer in Taiwan. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work.

  • Chen, H.M. & Hsiung, P.C.* (2021). Teach self-awareness and self-of-the-therapist in a Chinese Society: A class example at National Taiwan University.

  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 377-389.

  • Peng, S.Y., Wo, J. & Hsiung, P.C.* (2021). Family capabilities of Taiwanese families experiencing chronic heart failure. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 414-425.

  • Hsiung, P. C. (2021). The development and application of medical family therapy in Taiwan: My personal actualization. Bulletin of Educational Psychology, 52(3), 665-684.

  • Hsiung, P.C., Wu, M.F., Lai, N.H., Pan, A.W., & Wu, Y.Y. (2020). Actualization of “locally-grounded, globally-informed” psychosocial oncology services. Journal of Taiwan Counseling Psychology Association, 8, 61-88.

  • Pan, A.W., Chung, L., Chen, T.J. & Hsiung, P.C., (2020). The study of the validity and reliability of the Occupational Self-Assessment-traditional Chinese version. Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy, 33 (1), 1-7.

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