Freda Liu, PhD

Personal Statement

My research focuses on strategies to improve pediatric mental health care quality, such as increasing measurement-based care–the use of patient/caregiver reported data to inform clinical-decision making. I also study the impact of quality improvement interventions on pediatric mental health service disparities with the goal of developing interventions to prevent or reduce such disparities and improving mental health care quality for all youths and families.

My clinical expertise includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for teens and families to address a variety of mood and anxiety disorders as well as behavior problems and parent-child conflict. I provide parent training and consultation for managing young children’s anxiety and behavior problems. I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology, Seattle Children's Hospital / University of Washington, 2011-2013
Clinical Child Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA , 2010-2011
PhD, Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2007-2011
MA, Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2004-2007
BA, Psychology, Claremont MacKenna College, Claremont, CA, 2000-2004

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Mood and Anxiety Program – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Teaching Philosophy

‚ÄčI value active and experiential learning strategies and like to teach by modeling and demonstration. I aim to cultivate a value for life long learning and a non-defensive, non-judgmental, self-compassionate, curious learning style.

Recent Publications

How low can you go? Examining the effects of brief online training and post-training consultation dose on implementation mechanisms and outcomes for measurement-based care.
(2022 Jul 22)
Implement Sci Commun 3(1): 79
Lyon AR, Liu FF, Connors EH, King KM, Coifman JI, Cook H, McRee E, Ludwig K, Law A, Dorsey S, McCauley E

School Mental Health Professionals' Knowledge of Stereotypes and Implicit Bias Toward Black and Latinx Youths.
(2022 Nov 1)
Psychiatr Serv 73(11): 1308-1311
Liu FF, McRee E, Coifman J, Stone J, Lai CK, Yu CL, Lyon AR

A Brief Online Implicit Bias Intervention for School Mental Health Clinicians.
(2022 Jan 7)
Int J Environ Res Public Health 19(2):
Liu FF, Coifman J, McRee E, Stone J, Law A, Gaias L, Reyes R, Lai CK, Blair IV, Yu CL, Cook H, Lyon AR

The Cognitive Walkthrough for Implementation Strategies (CWIS): a pragmatic method for assessing implementation strategy usability.
(2021 Jul 17)
Implement Sci Commun 2(1): 78
Lyon AR, Coifman J, Cook H, McRee E, Liu FF, Ludwig K, Dorsey S, Koerner K, Munson SA, McCauley E

Implementation strategies for depression and anxiety screening in a pediatric cystic fibrosis center: A quality improvement project.
(2020 Dec)
Pediatr Pulmonol 55(12): 3328-3336
Liu FF, Lew A, Andes E, McNamara S, Cassidy J, Whitmore S, Plunkett R, Ong T

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