Dr. Mai Nguyen is a bicultural & bilingual (Vietnamese/English) licensed clinical psychologist who has been serving culturally diverse, underprivileged individuals in community-based settings for nearly 10 years. Dr. Nguyen received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with a Multicultural and Community Emphasis, from CSPP of Alliant International University, San Francisco (AIU-CSPP). Her clinical training has spanned inpatient and outpatient settings, in both the U.S. and Vietnam. She is an alumna of the RAMS National Asian American Psychological Training Center (NAAPTC), an APA-accredited doctoral internship program. Following her training at the RAMS NAAPTC, Dr. Nguyen was a post-doctoral fellow for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. In partnership with Da Nang & Khanh Hoa Departments of Health, NIH, Vanderbilt University, and RAND Corporation, she helped train Vietnamese paraprofessionals, nurses, and physicians to provide treatment for depression in rural primary care agencies. She completed her post-doctoral studies at AIU-CSPP’s Psychological Services Center, where she specialized in psychological assessment and treatment of complex childhood trauma. In addition to her work at RAMS, she is a clinical psychologist at the Golden Gate Regional Center.
Her clinical work is grounded in psychoanalytic theory and conceptualized within cultural, social, and biological aspects of individuals and systems. Her varied clinical interests include working with severely disturbed individuals, complex trauma in children and adolescents, multicultural assessment, developmental disabilities, collaborative therapeutic assessment, personality assessment, psychoanalytic conceptualization in personality assessment, problem gambling, and ecopsychology.