About Me

Wen Gu, Ph.D.

18 East 16th Street

Suite 503, Office 2

646-251-6715

wenguphd@gmail.com


Education and Experience

CLINICAL POSITIONS

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

December 2014 – Current

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx, NY

  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry – Psychological Assessments
  • Clinical Instructor for Psychiatry Residents and Fellows
  • Preventing and Managing Crisis Situation (PMCS) Facility Instructor

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Forensic Concentration

August 2008 – September 2014

The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

New York, NY

Dissertation Committee: Keith Markus, Ph.D. (Advisor), Andrew Shiva, Ph.D., Philip Yanos, Ph.D., Alexandra Garcia-Mansilla, Ph.D, Merrill Rotter, M.D.

Dissertation Title: Modifying the criminalization hypothesis: Mental health jail diversion outcomes as predicted by clinical, criminological, and personality factors

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, Forensic Track

July 2013 – June 2014

New York University Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Medical Center

(New York, NY)

M.Phil., Psychology, Forensic Concentration

February 2013

The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York
New York, NY

M.A., Forensic Psychology

February 2011

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

New York, NY

Master’s Thesis: Differentiating Types of Minor Intimate Partner Violence Using Latent Class Analysis

B.A., Psychology, History, cum laude

May 2008

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Undergraduate Thesis: Effects of the same traumatic experience on adolescents and adults

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • Mandarin Chinese – certified by Bellevue Interpretive Services

SUPERVISED CLINICAL TRAINING

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, Forensic Track

July 2013 – June 2014

New York University Langone Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital Center

Forensic Psychology Rotations:

  • Forensic Inpatient Treatment – Supervisors: Melanie Farkas, Ph.D., Ruth Jonas, Ph.D.
  • Forensic Assessment – Supervisor: Barry Winkler, J.D., Psy.D.
  • Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center – Supervisors: Brian Belfi, Psy.D.
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program – Supervisor: Adria Adams, Psy.D. 

Psychology Extern

September 2012 – May 2013

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (New York, NY)

Supervisor: Carolyn Feigelson, Ph.D., Judith Lasky, Ph.D., Dinah Mendes, Ph.D.

  • Provide outpatient individual therapy, insight oriented, for adult in the IPTAR Clinical Center.
  • Provide outpatient individual therapy, insight oriented, for economically disadvantaged gifted adolescents attending a charter school.
  • Lead weekly outpatient group therapy, for economically disadvantaged gifted adolescents, attending a charter school.
  • Attended weekly clinical seminar on psychoanalytically informed treatment process, diagnosis, and evidence evaluating outcome and process in analytic treatment.

Psychology Extern

June 2011 – August 2012

Queens TASC Mental Health Diversion Program (Kew Gardens, NY)

Supervisor: Alexandra Garcia-Mansilla, Ph.D.

  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations of defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors for diversion to community mental health treatment
  • Conduct risk assessment
  • Conduct personality assessment

Psychology Extern

September 2010 – June 2011

Pathways to Housing (New York, NY)

Supervisor: Philip Yanos, Ph.D.

  • A member of interdisciplinary assertive community treatment team.
  • Provide cognitive behavioral therapy with adults diagnosed with serious mental illness.
  • Lead weekly dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) informed group therapy with adults diagnosed with serous mental illness.
  • Conduct psychological assessment for select cases.

Psychology Extern

September 2009 – September 2010

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (Bronx, NY)

Supervisor: Ali Khadivi, Ph.D.

  • Cognitive and intellectual assessments
  • Personality assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Patient population: children, adolescents, adults, ethnic minorities, learning disabled, substance abuse, trauma survivors, bariatric

PUBLICATIONS

Gu, W., Reddy, H. B., Green, D., Belfi, B., & Einzig, S. (2016, April). Inconsistent responding in a criminal forensic setting: An evaluating of the VRIN-r and TRIN-r scales of the MMPI-2-RF. Journal of Personality Assessment.

Markus, K. A., & Gu, W. (2010, October). [Review of the book Modern Regression Techniques Using R: A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers, by D. Wright & K. London]. Applied Psychological Measurement.

Markus, K. A., & Gu, W. (2009). Bubble Plots as a Model-Free Graphical Tool for Three Continuous Variables and a Flexible R Function to Plot Them. In H. Vinod (Ed.), Advances in Social Science Research Using R (pp. 65 – 94). New York, NY: Springer.

POSTERS & PRESENTATIONS

Gu, W., Barber-Vioja, V., Garcia-Mansilla, A., Rotter, M. M., & Fernandez, E. (2016, June 23). The Use of the PAI for Mental Health Diversion. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services annual conference held in New York, NY.

Zeshan, M., Frischer, K., Korenis, P., Gu, W., Gunturu, S., Munnangi, L. P., Reynoso, M., Cheema, R., Hanif, A., Ameen, A. M. (2016, May 14). Prediction Challenge of Readmission in the Psychiatric Inpatient Setting: A Resident-run Performance Improvement Initiative. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting held in Atlanta, GA.

Gu, W., Khadivi, A., Sanchez-Lacay, J. A., & Jennings, M. (2016, March 12). Understanding Three Adolescent Patients with Hippocampus Abnormality Using Psychological Assessment. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment annual conference held in Chicago, IL.

Gonzalez, L. S., Khadivi, A., Gu, W., Korenis, P. (2016, March). Perceptual Symptoms in the Latino Psychiatric Patients Attending Inner City Outpatient Clinic. Poster presented at the European Psychopathological Association annual meeting held in Madrid, Spain.

Kadriu, B., Gu, W., Mirchandani, G., Sanchez-Lacay, J. A., & Korenis, P. (2016, March). The Complexity of Morphometric Alterations in Hippocampal Formation During First-Psychotic Episode. Poster presented at the New York State Psychiatric Association annual meeting held in New York, NY.

Kadriu, B., Demetrios, S., Gu, W., Mirchandani, G., Jennings, M., & Sanchez-Lacay, J. A. (2015, November 13). The Complex Multimodal Management of First-Psychotic Episodes in Patients with Morphometric Alteration in Hippocampal Formation. Poster presented at the Neuroscience Education Institute Psychopharmacology Congress held in Orlando, FL.

Lind, L., Livingston, D., Hoffman, M., Gu, W., Korenis, P., & Adebiyi, O. (2015, Nov 12). Violence Prevention and Empathic Limit Setting. Paper presented at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center grand rounds held in Bronx, New York.

Reynoso, M., Panagiota, K., Frischer, K., Nikzad, V., Baez, J., Gu, W., & Khadivi, A. (2015, May 16). Clinical Characteristics of Assertive Community ACT Patients Who are Repeatedly Hospitalized. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual conference held in Toronto, Canada.

Cozma, D., Korenis, P., Khadivi, A., Gu, W., & Frischer, K. (2015, May 16). Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Who Submit 72 Hour Letters. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual conference held in Toronto, Canada.

Cozma, D., Korenis, P., Khadivi, A., Gu, W., & Frischer, K. (2015, May 12). Clinical Characteristics of Patients Who Request to Leave the Hospital Against Medical Advice. Paper presented at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center grand rounds held in the Bronx, New York.

Mirchandani, G., Kadriu, B., Demetrios, S., Fitzgerald, S., & Gu, W. (2015, March 17). Hippocampal Reduction and Psychiatric Sequelae. Paper presented at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center grand rounds held in the Bronx, New York.

Gu, W., & Garcia-Mansilla, A. (2015, March 7). The Use of the PAI for Jail Diversion. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment annual conference held in Brooklyn, New York.

Gu, W., Markus, K. A., & Garcia-Mansilla, A. (2014, March 22). Mental Health Jail Diversion Outcomes as Predicted by Clinical, Criminological, and Personality Factors. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment annual conference held in Arlington, VA.

Mathews, M. M., Gu, W., Kucharski, L. T. (2013, March 9). An Examination of Factors Affecting the Granting or Denial of Clemency in Capital Cases. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual conference held in Portland, OR.

Gu, W., Shiva, A. A., Mathews, M. M., Garcia-Dubus, E., Davidoff, K, & Khadivi, A. (2012, June 2). Utility of the Newly Developed PAI Negative Distortion Scale to Detect Feigning. Paper presented at the 2012 Biennial International Conference held in New York, NY.

Gu, W., Shiva, A. A., Mathews, L. M., Garcia-Dubus, E., Davidoff, K, & Khadivi, A. (2012, April 20). Application of the Newly Developed PAI Negative Distortion Scale to Detect Feigning. Poster presented at All-Psychology Research Day annual conference held at the CUNY Graduate Center, in New York, NY.

Gu, W., Shiva, A. A., Mathews, L. M., Garcia-Dubus, E., Davidoff, K, & Khadivi, A. (2012, March 17). Application of the Newly Developed PAI Negative Distortion Scale to Detect Malingering. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual conference held in San Juan, PR.

Gu, W., Shiva, A. A., Khadivi, A., & Mathews, L. M., Markus, K. A. (2011, March). Comparing accuracy of identifying suicide attempt using objective self-report measure, Rorschach, and structured interviewing. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment annual conference held in Boston, MA.

Khadivi, A., Evdokas, A., & Gu, W. (2011, March). Base rate of Cashel Discriminant Function in inner city psychiatric and substance abusing patients. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment annual conference held in Boston, MA.

Gu, W., Shiva, A. A., Toomey, J. A., & Mathews, M. M. (2011, March). Using Personality Assessment Inventory Axis-I Diagnoses and Rule Outs to Detect Malingering. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual conference held in Miami, Fl.

Gu, W., Markus, K. A., & Raghavan, C. (2010, November). Differentiating Subtypes of Intimate Partner Violence Using Latent Class Analysis. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual conference held in San Francisco, CA.

Gu, W., Markus, K. A., & Raghavan, C. (2010, April). Differentiating Subtypes of Intimate Partner Violence Using Latent Class Analysis. Poster presented at All-Psychology Research Day annual conference held at the CUNY Graduate Center, in New York, NY.

Markus, K. A., & Gu, W. (2009, June). Bubble Plots as a Model-Free Graphical Tool for Three Continuous Variables and a Flexible R Function to Plot Them. Paper presented at Conference on Quantitative Social Science Research Using R held in New York, NY.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Associate Editor, Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology

March 2016 – Current

Reviewer, Journal of Personality Assessment

March 2012 – Current

Reviewer, American Psychology-Law Society

September 2010 – May 2011

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Clinical Instructor

December 2014 – Current

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Bronx New York

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Advanced Psychotherapy Supervision – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Adjunct Professor

January 2011 – May 2013

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

  • Descriptive Statistics (2 semesters)
  • Intermediate Statistics for Social Science (1 semester)
  • Psychology and the Law

Teaching Assistant

January 2011 – June 2013

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

  • Introduction to Meta-analysis (1 semester)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (1 semester)
  • Forensic Interviewing & Evaluations (1 semester)
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology I (3 semesters)
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology II (3 semesters)
  • General Psychology I (2 semester)

LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Elected Positions

Chair, Student Assisted Statistics Program

August 2010 – May2011

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Volunteered Positions

Committee Member, Supervision/Consultation Committee

October 2010 – May 2013

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

SPECIALIZED TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

  • Violence Triage (2016, June) – Presenter: Stephen Hart, Ph.D.
  • Introducing the MMPI-A-RF (2016, March) – Presenter: Robert Archer, Ph.D.
  • Using R-PAS with Children and Adolescents (2015, March) – Presenter: Phil Erdberg, Ph.D.
  • The HCR-20 Version 3 workshop (2013, June) – Presenters: Kevin Douglas, Ph.D., Stephen Hart, Ph.D.
  • The Rorschach Performance Assessment System (2012, June) – Presenters: Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., Donald Viglione, Ph.D.
  • DBT Skills Training Workshop (2012, June) – Shari Manning, Ph.D., Haleh Ghanizadeh, M.D.
  • Motivational Interviewing and Wellness Self-Management (2012, May) – Presenter: Anthony Salerno, Ph.D.
  • Sensitizing Providers to the Effects of Correctional Incarceration on Treatment and Risk Management (2012, May) – Presenter: Merrill Rotter, M.D.
  • Cognitive Therapy Workshop (2011, August) – Beck Institute – Presenters: Aaron Beck, M.D., Judith Beck, Ph.D., Leslie Sokol, Ph.D.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training (2010) – Behavioral Tech, LLC.
  • Clinical/Forensic Applications of the Psychopathy Check List – Revised & Psychopathy Screening Version (2009, August) – Presenter: Stephen Hart, Ph.D.
  • The Rorschach Comprehensive System (2009, June) – Presenter: Phil Erdberg, Ph.D.
  • MMPI-2-RF Workshop (2009, March) – Presenter: Yossef Ben-Borath, Ph.D.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Early Career Travel Grant, Society for Personality Assessment

March 2017

Early Career Travel Grant, Society for Personality Assessment

March 2016

Dean K. Harrison Award, The Graduate Center, CUNY

August 2012 – May 2014

Graduate Fellowship C, The Graduate Center, CUNY

August 2009 – May 2013

Dissertation Grant, Society for Personality Assessment

December 2012

Conference Presentation Support, The Graduate Center, CUNY

March 2012

Student Travel Award, Society for Personality Assessment

March 2011

Student Travel Award, The Graduate Center, CUNY

March 2009

Graduate Fellowship B, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

August 2008 – May 2009

Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology

Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society

HOBBIES

  • Sabermetrics – applied quantitative analysis of baseball using objective evidence

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Psychology-Law Society

Society for Personality Assessment

International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services