Marcia Liu

Pronouns: She/Her

Marcia Liu, Ph.D. is the Mental Health Specialist for HCAP. In this role she co-lead the semi-annual BMCC-Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative (ABI) Faculty Seminar Series, focusing on the needs of AAPI students at Hunter and BMCC. This program focuses on pedagogical interventions, cultivating cultural humility and reflective instructor identities, and understanding the mental health needs of students at both institutions. Additionally, she has developed a mental health outreach program for students. Here she hosts student outreach events, develops relationships with NYC AAPI-serving community mental health centers, and engages with faculty and staff. She also leads an undergraduate research team. She has taught in the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter for the past seven years. Outside of ABI, Marcia has a private psychotherapy and consulting practice, and she serves as national advisor to the Steve Fund. Her research and clinical interests include AAPI racial identity development, racial trauma, immigration stress and intergenerational conflict, AAPI gender and sexuality, and mental health stigma within the AAPI community. Prior to Hunter she worked as a psychologist at The Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital, The New School, and Columbia University. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, an M.A. in Psychology from New York University, and a B.A. in both Economics and Psychology from the University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill.