Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Liu, Xuanwen

  • Xiaoyan JuEmail author
  • Zhengyi LiuEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1155


Xuanwen Liu is a pioneer in the field of marriage and family therapy in China. He currently is deputy dean and Professor at the Institute of Psychology Science, Hangzhou Normal University, the founder of “Marriage/Family therapy and Children/Adolescents Counseling and Research Zhejiang Branch Center,” a well-known scholar in the field of marriage and family research in China, and a pioneer in the observation study of Chinese couples.


Xuanwen Liu was born and raised in Yiwu, Zhejiang, China. He received his BA with honors from the psychology department of Hangzhou University. He studied at Beijing Normal University as a senior visiting scholar from 2002 to 2003. From 1986 to 2010, he worked at Zhejiang Normal University at Jinhua, mainly devoted to the research and practice of school psychological counseling. From 2003 to 2005, he served as dean of the psychology department and was awarded professor status in 2005.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Social Work DepartmentChina Youth University for Political StudiesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Skidmore CollegeSaratoga SpringsUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Douglas C. Breunlin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA