Rebecca Chiang, MA
About Rebecca Chiang, MA
It is a great pleasure to be working alongside Dr. Jinariu and her team. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and emerging adults within a school and community- based setting. Today, I work primarily with children/adolescents diagnosed with chronic illness (pediatric hematology/oncology population), assisting with neuropsychological evaluations, and clients’ rehabilitation journey. I also have experience with neuropsychological/psychological evaluation as an assessment clerk administering, scoring, and interpreting data acquired within a group private practice setting. I approach treatment from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach with an emphasis in family systems and having a bio-psychosocial approach to triage and treatment of individual and families. Specifically for neuropsychological/psychological assessment, I approach testing from a Hypothesis Testing Approach (HTA), taking into consideration the Cattell-Horn-Carroll Theory (CHC) when examining the structure of human cognitive abilities.
Education & Training
As a current 3rd year Doctoral Student within Azusa Pacific University’s Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program, I am working towards specializing in pediatric neuropsychology and neuropsychological/psychological assessment. Prior to my career in psychology, I earned a B.A. in Political Science/International Affairs and worked within the legal field as a paralegal since 2014. Subsequently, I began my academic career within clinical psychology with the MFT Program and PsyD Program at Azusa Pacific University. I later earned my Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in May of 2022. Within the field of psychology, my interests include examining the impact of trauma and medical diagnosis have on an individual’s level of functioning, psychosocial, and emotional development.
I have completed basic training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Play Therapy. I also attained ABA certification in Paralegal Studies. Having experience studying abroad and working with the AAPI population, I have a passion working with clientele from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I am able to provide services in both English and Mandarin Chinese. As a clinician of faith, I also welcome clients to share their journey of faith within therapy and am more than willing to explore the possibility of faith integration within treatment.