Freda Liu, PhD

Affiliate Faculty

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW Medicine


Pediatric Psychologist

Director of Measurement-Based Patient Care for Outpatient Psychiatry, Seattle Children’s Hospital


Dr. Liu is the lead instructor for the Comprehensive DBT trainings for post-graduate level clinicians through CSPAR, along with Dr. Comtois.


Dr. Liu is a third-wave behavior therapist trained in DBT and ACT, working with youth and families living with chronic illness. Her research program focuses on scalable mental health service interventions to improve access and quality of care for diverse youth and families including developing and testing telehealth ACT-based group therapy for youth with Cystic Fibrosis and equity-focused implementation strategies to support the uptake of evidence-based mental health services in schools.