HangYi Chen, LCSW, MSW
HangYi Chen is a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at Fordham University. Both her research and clinical interests are primarily in the areas of immigrant health and trauma. She has co-authored journal articles and poster presentations on topics such as working with interpreters in group psychotherapy with forced migrants and examining the phenomenon of concealable stigmatized identities in the refugee population. She is a psychology extern at Manhattan Veterans Affairs, receiving specialized training in various evidence-based treatment modalities for veteran survivors of combat- and military-related trauma. Prior to attending Fordham, HangYi received her Master’s in Social Work from New York University. She worked as a licensed clinical social worker at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, providing services to immigrants who are survivors of torture, war trauma, and other forms of human rights abuses. Her other clinical experiences include working with patients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and with victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault in underserved communities.