Curriculum Vitae

CHRISTINE CHIU, M.A., MFT #50356

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – Marriage & Family Therapy
University of San Francisco, 2007 (Licensed in 2011)

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
University of California at Davis and Los Angeles, 2000

Certificate in Biblical Counseling (Track One)
Faith Biblical Counseling Regional Training Conference, 2012

Certificate in Human Resource Management
UC Berkeley & UCLA Extension, 2004

SPECIALTIES

Clients: Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families

Clinical: Abuse & Trauma, Anxiety, Christian Counseling, Depression, Emotional and Spiritual Health, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues

EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, Oakland | Marriage & Family Therapist, 2007-present (Licensed in 2011 and affiliated with SF Christian Psychotherapy Services through 2018)

Kaiser Permanente, Greater Southern Alameda Area (GSAA) | Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Therapist and LMFT Supervisor, 2013-present

Family Services Agency, Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP), San Mateo | Therapist/ Care Manager, 2012-2013

La Casa de las Madres, San Francisco | Case Manager, 2011-2012

USF Center for Child and Family Development, Counseling Center | Administrative Director & Volunteer Supervisor, 2009-2011

RAMS, Inc., San Francisco | Mental Health Consultant, 2008-2009

Francisco Middle School, San Francisco | MFT Trainee, 2006-2007

University of San Francisco – School of BusinessCareer Counselor, 2006-2007

Evangelical Covenant Church, San Francisco | Recovery Ministry Director, 2004-2007

PRESENTATIONS/ WORKSHOPS

MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION

I currently teach classes and run groups 4 times a week on the following topics, taken from various therapy modalities including: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy:

  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding Your Emotions
  • Values
  • Self-Compassion
  • Healthy Communication Skills
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Cycle of Anxiety
  • Opposite Action
  • Cycle of Depression
  • Unhelpful Thinking Tendencies (Cognitive Distortions)
  • Thought Records
  • Multi-factorial Model of Depression (Effects of Sleep, Diet, Caffeine, Exercise, Activities, Social, and Spiritual Considerations, and Mood)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Forgiveness
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Wellness Self-Care Plan
  • Self-Esteem/ Loving Kindness
  • Positive Psychology/ Gratitude
  • Food and Mood
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management

EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL HEALTH

I’ve also had the privilege to teach courses on Basic Counseling and Emotional Health for various churches in the Bay Area and in China:

The Gospel and Change: How the gospel transforms you. (Sunset Church Women’s Retreat 2013)

Biblical Counseling: Do you have a desire to help hurting people but sometimes struggle to know how to help? What does it really mean to counsel in the grace and truth of Christ? (Reality San Francisco Women’s Retreat 2012)

The Impact of Social Media on your Family & Community: Overview of how Social Media is profoundly shaping one’s identity and sense of community. Identify when the use of Social Media might become an addiction. (BASS Convention 2013 & Christian Psychotherapy Services, Pastors Luncheon 2012)

Connecting Deeper: Enhance your Social/Emotional/Relational Understanding to deepen your relationships. Develop greater emotional intimacy and connection with others, by taking a closer look at patterns in your family dynamic and understanding love languages, attachment styles, and personality types. (Sunset Church 2012 & Full Life Christian Center 2009)

Introduction to Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Learn how to identify, acknowledge, and express your emotions in a healthy and effective manner. Learn about setting emotionally healthy boundaries. Learn how to best support the emotionally hurting and know when to refer. (Sunset Church 2011)

Living Out Your New Identity: What does this really look like in our daily lives? (Full Life Christian Center, Summer Retreat 2011)

Spiritual Leadership: Five Characteristics of a Spiritual Leader. (Zhejiang Province, China, through Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary 2009)

Introduction to Counseling: Counseling Young Adults. (Zhejiang Province, China, through Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary 2008)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & VOLUNTEERING

Tutor @ Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Bayview/Hunters Point | San Francisco
Mentor, Big Sibling Program (supporting recent immigrant youth) | San Francisco
Teacher/Counselor, Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary | China
Member, Christian Counseling Resource Directory
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