Ziting Gao


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Ziting is a Clinical Psychology Registrar with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dickinson College (U.S.), a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) from The University of Queensland, and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Western Sydney University. Originally from Beijing, China, Ziting’s multicultural background enriches his ability to empathize with diverse clients and effectively communicate psychological concepts in both English and Mandarin.

Ziting has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings, including private practice and public health environments. He addresses a wide range of psychological issues such as anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, ADHD, learning difficulties, grief and loss, emotion regulation problems, trauma, and behavioral challenges. Additionally, Ziting provides support in parenting, interpersonal relationships, individual skill development, and assertiveness training.

Ziting’s empathetic, genuine, and conscientious nature fosters strong therapeutic relationships with his clients. He believes in the transformative power of storytelling and active listening, which helps him fully understand and address his clients’ unique concerns. His background as a published researcher and commitment to evidence-based practice ensures that he provides flexible, individualized treatment plans tailored to each client.

Ziting is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is dedicated to ongoing professional development. He is trained in various therapeutic modalities, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Prolonged Grief Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Strategies

Publications:

  • Ambwani, S., Shippe, M., Gao, Z., & Austin, S.B. (2019). Is #cleaneating a healthy or harmful dietary strategy? Perceptions of clean eating and associations with disordered eating among young adults. Journal of Eating Disorders, 7, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-019-0246-2
 

Presentations:

  • International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY, USA (Mar, 2019): Ambwani, S., Gao, Z., Shippe, M., Elder, S., & Goeltz, M.T. An initial investigation of “clean eating” as a risk factor for disordered eating among college students.
  • Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC, USA (Nov, 2018): Shippe, M., Gao, Z., Goeltz, M.T., Elder, S., & Ambwani, S. Is “clean eating” a healthy or harmful dietary strategy? An exploratory investigation.
 

Awards:

  • Western Sydney University International Scholarship (2022-2023)
  • John Montgomery Scholarship (2015-2019)
  • Kenderdine Student Research Travel Grant (2018)
  • Dean’s List (2015-2023)