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YI (ASTRID) XIAO

CURRICULUM VITAE
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WORK ADDRESS: Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and


Special Education
The Pennsylvania State University
318 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802-3110

PHONE NUMBERS: (814) 880-7025 (M)


EMAIL ADDRESS: yxx110@psu.edu

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education & Supervision


The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
August 2017
Master of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling focus
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
May 2013
Bachelor of Arts, English
Beijing Sport University
Beijing, China
July 2011
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PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 2016. Research Assistant, College of Education, Penn State University for Dr. Deirdre
OSullivan

Research projects on substance abuse treatment program in China


Responsible for fulfilling research request given by Dr. OSullivan towards the
completion of manuscripts, curricula, and future research projects

2012 2013. Graduate Assistant, Justice Center for Research, Penn State University for Dr.
Deirdre OSullivan

Responsible for fulfilling research request given by Dr. OSullivan towards the
completion of manuscripts, curricula, and future research projects
Responsible for all other duties as assigned

SUPERVISED COUNSELING EXPERIENCE

Spring 2015. Intern, Office for Disability Services, Penn State University. I was responsible for
intake, follow-up appointments, documentation, referrals, academic support, academic
adjustment letter writing, individual counseling, and additional services as appropriate for
colleague students with disability.

Fall 2014. Group Leader, Advanced Group Class, Penn Sate University. I lead a weekly1.5-
hour interpersonal process group for seven weeks for five masters students as required by their
introductory level group class and my advanced group class. As the group leader, I was
responsible to facilitate their achievement of interpersonal goals, process their interactions in the
groups, and promote learning of group leading skills.

Spring 2014. Practicum Counselor, Career Services Center, Penn State University. I provided
intake, career assessment, and career counseling to college students. As a practicum counselor, I
was also responsible for all other duties as assigned, such as clients referral and scheduling. I
also provided drop-in counseling and resume review for clients.
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Fall 2013. Practicum Counselor, CEDAR Clinic, Penn State University. I provided intake,
assessment, and counseling to college students. As a practicum counselor, I was also responsible
for all other duties as assigned, such as clients referral and scheduling.

Spring 2013. Counseling Internship, Community Residential Rehabilitation Strawberry Fields,


Inc. I was charged with applying psychological principles, practices and services to assist
residents in goal work such as employment, independent living skills development, medication
maintenance, and crisis intervention. The work also involves administering social service
paperwork; networking with local social service (e.g. Base Service Unit, Mount Nittany Medical
Center, and the Meadows) and health professionals; participating in residents psychological
interviews; conducting psycho-educational groups; individual counseling; monitoring medication
consumption, and providing program orientations to new residents. I was evaluated for
effectiveness of service delivery under the guideline of agency policy, and achievement of
residents treatment and rehabilitation goals.

Spring 2012. Practicum Counselor, CEDAR Clinic, Penn State University. I provided intake,
assessment, and counseling to college students. As a practicum counselor, I was also responsible
for all other duties as assigned, such as clients referral and scheduling.

2010-2011. On-line Counselor, HIVzx.com, Prevention Through Education, China. I provided


consultation and counseling for people with problems concerning HIV through on-line
counseling and discussion forum.

2010-2011. Counseling Internship, Counseling Center, Beijing Sport University, China. I was
charged with applying psychological principles, practices and services to assist students in areas
such as academics, relationship, and employment. The work also involves administering office
documents; scheduling; co-writing book chapters; initiating online counseling program proposals.
I was evaluated for effectiveness of service delivery under the guideline of program policy, and
clients satisfaction of service.

SUPERVISED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Summer 2017. Graduate Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and


Special Education, Penn State University. I facilitated undergraduate level online course
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RHS100 Disability Culture through world campus. As a graduate assistant, I am responsible for
all teaching duties, such as grading, facilitating class activities, and preparing of course materials.

Summer 2015. Teaching Internship, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and


Special Education, Penn State University. I co-taught masters level course CNED 507
Multicultural Foundations of Counseling. As a co-teacher, I am responsible for all teaching
duties, such as lecturing, leading class activities, facilitating group discussions, grading, and
preparing of course materials.

Spring 2015. Teaching Internship, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and


Special Education, Penn State University. I facilitate masters level course RHS 302 Clinical
Assessment for Rehabilitation and Health Professionals and RHS 403 Medical Aspect of
Disability with Dr. Deirdre OSullivan. As a teaching intern, I am also responsible for all other
duties as assigned, such as grading, and preparing of course materials.

Fall 2014. Teaching Internship, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and


Special Education, Penn State University. I co-taught masters/advanced undergraduate level
course CNED 422 Addictions Counseling with Dr. Deirdre OSullivan. As a teaching intern, I
was also responsible for all other duties as assigned, such as grading and facilitating classroom
discussions.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017.5-present. Trainee, Graduate Student Online Teaching Certificate training, Penn State
University
Attend a five-week online teaching course and complete tasks as assigned.
Attend a synchronous webinar and other requirements as assigned.

2016.12-2017.1. Intern, Shude College, Southern University of Science and Technology


Provide counseling services to students.
Provide supervision to masters level counselors.
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Facilitate development of university-wide counseling services.

2016.5-2016.7. Graduate Assistant, Hershey Medical School, Penn State University


Develop a database for policies on child protection and child abuse of 50 states
and DC.
Write up summaries and report.

2015.1-present. Trainee, Schreyers Institute Graduate Teaching Certificate training, Penn State
University

Attend the Schreyer Institute New Instructor Orientation that includes lesson
planning, teaching methods, and strategies to encourage student participation.
Complete one semester of Supervised Experience in College Teaching.
Complete the Schreyer Institute Penn State Course in College Teaching.
Complete an additional semester of Supervised Experience in College Teaching.
Develop a website that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and
demonstration of the ability to develop a PowerPoint presentation

2014.12-present. Trainee, SMART Recovery Facilitator Workshop, SMART Recovery

Attend a two-month facilitator training workshop


Understand SMART recovery philosophy and practices
Participate in live meetings to discuss and role play smart recovery skills

2014.5. Trainee, Motivational Interviewing Workshop, Penn State University

Attend a full day workshop by Dr. Herman and Dr. Reinke


Understand basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing

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Practice motivational interviewing skills through role plays, case studies, and
video analysis

2011 2012. Volunteer, Therapeutic Recreation Program, Foxdale Village.

Conduct recreational therapeutic programs for seniors


Provide company for people with Alzheimers disease through weekly visit

2010 2011. Volunteer, Big Friend Project, New Path Foundation, China

Accompanied childrens growth through letter-writing and regular visit

Provide company and consultancy for children from rural areas

2010 2011. Volunteer, Xiaojiahe Community, Social Work Development, China

Serve as volunteering teachers for elementary school students, mostly whose


parents are migrant workers

Provide academic and physical education service to enhance childrens healthy-


growing
Attend to students interpersonal and psychological concerns

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Manuscripts accepted
OSullivan, D., Watts, J., Xiao, Y., & Bates, J. (2016). Differences in refusal self-efficacy among
members of Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) peer support groups.
Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling.
Watts, J., Xiao, Y., & OSullivan, D. (2014). Pick it up! Group Work Experts Share Their
Favorite Activities for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder.

Manuscripts under review


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OSullivan, D., Watts, J., & Xiao, Y. Recovery capital and quality of life among active peer
support participants. Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.

Manuscripts in progress
Xiao, Y., & OSullivan, D. Development of a rubric to evaluate policies regarding substance use
disorders in State/Federal Vocational Rehabilitation. Under revision.

Xiao, Y., & OSullivan, D. Review of policies regarding substance use disorders in State/Federal
Vocational Rehabilitation. Data collected and literature review written.

OSullivan, D., Xiao, Y., & Chang V. Using the W.H.O.s International Classification of Health
and Functioning Framework to assess persons in counseling contexts: A clinical, research,
and teaching assessment tool.

REFEREED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

National
Xiao, Y., & OSullivan, D. (April, 2017). Review of policies of VR substance use disorders.
Sponsored by the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators, Anaheim, CA.
[presenter]

Xiao, Y. (April, 2017). Developing a rubric to assess VR substance use disorders guidelines.
Sponsored by the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators, Anaheim, CA.
[presenter]

Xiao, Y. (September, 2015). Substance use disorders in vocational rehabilitation. Emerging


Engagement Scholars Workshop. Sponsored by the Engagement Scholarship Consortium,
State College, PA.
[presenter]

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OSullivan, D., Xiao, Y., & Watts, J. (April, 2015). Differences in refusal self-efficacy among
members of Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) peer support groups.
Sponsored by the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators, Newport Beach, CA.
[presenter]

Xiao, Y. (September, 2014). Intention to develop a two factor screening scale for clients in
recovery from substance abuse. Sponsored by the Association for Assessment in
Research and Counseling, Quad Cities, IL.
[presenter]

Xiao, Y. (April, 2013). Whats happening to grandpa---creating specialized program for


children in families affected by Alzheimers disease. Sponsored by the National Council
of Rehabilitation Educators, San Francisco, CA.
[presenter]

State/Regional
Xiao, Y. & OSullivan, D. (April, 2015). Support employment for drug users. Sponsored by the
Chi Sigma Iota Rho Alpha Mu Chapter, University Park, PA.
[presenter]

Xiao, Y., Chui, J., Liu, Y-H., Balin, E., & Kang, Z-Y. (April, 2014). Internationalization of
counseling and counselor education. Sponsored by the Chi Sigma Iota Rho Alpha Mu
Chapter, University Park, PA.
[presenter]

Xiao, Y. (September, 2013). Panel discussion on affiliation between CACREP and CORE.
Sponsored by the Big Three Consortium, Lancing, MI.

Xiao, Y. (April, 2013). Gift-giving in end-of-life counseling. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania


Rehabilitation Association, Scranton, PA.
[presenter]

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Xiao, Y., & Chiu, J. (October, 2012). Cross-cultural counseling: Counseling Chinese people in
the United States. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College,
PA.
[presenter]

Armstrong, J., Xiao, Y., Lower E., & Gaskell, S. (September, 2012). A multicultural analysis of
treatment outcomes for individuals with dual diagnoses. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania
Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Conference, State College, PA.
[presenter]

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists-International (2013-present)


National Council on Rehabilitation Education (2012-present)
Chi Sigma Iota (2012-present)
American Counseling Association (2011-2012; 2014-present)

SERVICE

Member, Chi Sigma Iota, Rho Alpha Mu Chapter Professional Development Committee (2012-
present)
Member, Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (2011-2012)
Training General Assistant, Beijing Paralympics, 2008
Training General Assistant, Beijing Olympics, 2008

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC #00118774; certified since 4/1/2014)

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HONORS

Third Student Award, National Council on Rehabilitation Education Student Poster Competition,
2017
Deans Graduate Assistantship, Penn State University, 2013
Excellent Graduate, Beijing Sport University, 2011
Overall Performance Scholarship, Beijing Sport University, 2008-2010
Academic Performance Scholarship, Beijing Sport University, 2008-2010

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