Author Bio

Elizabeth Li, MSc, is a PhD Candidate (Sep 2019-expected Dec 2023) at University College London (UCL) Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, the United Kingdom. She was an exchange scholar (Apr Sep 2022) at Yale University Department of Psychology, New Haven, Connecticut, the United States. Elizabeth primarily focuses her research on early adversity, psychological mechanisms, mental disorders, and psychotherapy process and outcome. Specifically, her PhD research looks at epistemic trust and mistrust, unmet mental health needs in vulnerable individuals, and psychotherapy process. Her background involves developmental psychology and psychotherapy. She completed an undergraduate degree in social work, specialized in counselling and psychotherapy and an MSc in Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Psychological Practice. Elizabeth started practicing counselling and psychotherapy in 2016. Elizabeth is the awardee of two research grants: the Charles J. Gelso Psychotherapy Research Grant from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Research Grant in 2023 and the winner of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) New Researcher Award in 2022. In addition, Elizabeth has received awards and funding from multiple British charity trusts.