Xiaochen Luo is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapy researcher. Her work in general examines psychotherapy processes at different levels to illuminate common therapeutic mechanisms and moderators. Her primary interests include a) decoding interpersonal micro-processes to understand the mechanisms of evidence-based relationships; b) examining treatment effects for complex, co-morbid presentations, and c) analyzing the idiographic therapy processes to facilitate personalized treatments for diverse populations. Along with her academic work and teaching, Professor Luo is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York. Her clinical training focuses on treating adults with complex clinical presentations using an integrative, relational approach. She has worked in community clinics, psychiatric hospital inpatient units, comprehensive psychiatric emergency program, hospital health psychology units, and counseling center. These experiences informed her research of therapy and her teaching at Santa Clara University.
Professor Luo holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Peking University, China, and her master’s degree in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology from University of Groningen, Netherlands. Prior to moving to California, she completed her pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, and her post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University in New York.