Phoebe Wan, PsyD
(573) 882-1483 • Fax: (573) 884-1811
1020 Hitt St.
University Physicians Medical Bldg., 4th floor
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212
Degrees and certifications
James Madison University, Clinical and School Psychology (PsyD)
New York University, General Psychology (MA)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Journalism and Communication (B.S.Sc.)
Because Dr. Be grew up in Hong Kong, she speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She has strong passions working with a diverse student population. Prior to her arrival at Mizzou, Dr. Be worked at an eating disorder treatment facility in Minnesota. She integrates Eastern philosophy with Western scientific knowledge in her clinical practice, facilitating her clients to weave meaningful narratives of their life experiences and reduce suffering. She is compassionate, curious and gentle. Since joining the Health Center, Dr. Be facilitates the Nourish to Flourish (eating disorders) group and the International Student Growth group. In leisure, Dr. Be enjoys writing her blog, experimenting with new recipes, yoga, playing video games and paddle-boarding.
Cross cultural differences in emotion regulation
and eating disorders; eating disorder treatments, body image concerns, international students’ well-being,
sleep treatment and mindfulness
- Tabit, M., Legault, L., Ma, W., & Wan, K. (in press). Can Prejudice be created through anti-prejudice pedagogy? In C.N.
- Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values. New York: Springer Publishing.
- Inclusion Committee
- International Students Growth Group
- We Chat Group (Mandarin-speaking students support group)
- Nourish to Flourish Group
- Faculty in Residence & Instructor, Madison International Learning Community, James Madison University (September 2011 – May 2012)
- Instructor, Department of Psychology, James Madison University (Fall 2010 – Spring 2010)
Presentations and lectures
- Wan, K. & Savina, E. (2013, April). Methods and reasons for emotion regulation in European American and Hong Kong
Chinese. Accepted for paper presentation at the Soceity for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA.
- Savina, E., Tynan, S. Wan, K., & Ashe, M. (2012, February). Promoting self-regulation through instructional and behavioral
program. Mini-skills presentation at the National Association for School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.
- Wan, K. (2012, February). Emotion regulation in European Americans and Chinese children. Poster presented at the National
Association for School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.
- Wan, K. (2011, April). Culture and emotion: Americans and Chinese population. Paper presented at the James Madison
University Spring Symposium, Harrisonburg, VA.
Wan, K. (2011, April). Assertiveness and harmony in everyday interpersonal relationships. Workshop presented at the
International Students Leadership Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.
- Savina, E. & Wan, K. (2011, February). How culture impacts children’s self-regulation: Implications for school psychologists.
Paper presented at the National Association for School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
- Kleinman, K. & Wan, K. (2010, March). Barriers and facilitators in help-seeking among college students. Poster presented at
the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Conference, New York, NY.
- Wan, K., Way, N. & Jia, Y. (2008, May). Shall we talk? Parental influence of adolescents’ depression. Poster presented at the
New York University Department of Psychology MA Research Poster Conference, New York, NY.
- Wan, K., Way, N. & Jia, Y. (2009, April). Shall we talk? Parental influence of adolescents’ depression. Poster presented at the
Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Denver, CO.
- Wan, K., Way, N., Pan, T., & Liu, D. (2009, April). Inside my heart: Expressed emotions in Chinese adolescents' narratives
about friendships. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Denver, CO.
- Niwa, E., Mukherjee, P. Tubbs, C. Wan, K., Zhang, L. Hughes, D. Chen, P. (2009, April). Maternal Perceptions of Adolescent
Friendships in the United States, China, and India. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial
Conference, Denver, CO.
- Way, N., Jia , Y., Wan, K., Yu,W. Yang, J., Niwa, E.Y. (2009, April). What is a good friend/bad friend? The perceptions of
Chinese urban adolescents. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Denver,
Honors and awards
- 2012 Graduate Student Research Fellow, James Madison University
- 2011 Award for Graduate Student Scholarship, James Madison University
- 2010 Jacobs Foundation Travel Awards to Further the Research Careers of Junior Investigators
American Psychological Association
Society for Research on Child Development
National Association for School Psychologists
Post Crisis Counseling Network