Category: Increasing Diversity Outreach and Support in International Education
This poster will help educators understand the challenges of being an international student and its mental health impact. Reviews, interventions, and outreach programs by a university counseling center will be shared.
Yuhong He– International Specialist/Staff Psychologist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
International Specialist/Staff Psychologist
University of Pennsylvania
I am an International Specialist and a Staff Psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) of the University of Pennsylvania. I was born and grew up in China. I came to the U.S. to pursue advanced training in counseling psychology and thus has personal experiences of adjusting to U.S. culture and education system. I have worked extensively with international students through career counseling, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach, mentoring, teaching, and research for over 10 years. At Penn, I am in charge of outreach and prevention programs to maintain and improve international students’ mental wellness at CAPS. I speak Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakka.