Prof. Debbie Wang

Dr. Debbie Wang is an adjunct faculty member at Renison University College of University of Waterloo in Canada. The main focus of Dr. Wang's research is to explore ways to incorporate attachment-informed couple relationship education into current prenatal education in order to help expectant couples build secure attachment for optimal mental health and family functioning, and to promote a smoother transition in partnering and parenting. She is the co-author of the textbook chapter on Attachment Theory in Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach (2016). With over 25 years of experience in the helping profession both in public sector and private practice, Dr. Wang is a skilled clinician, a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy therapist and supervisor. She is diligent in following new research findings and continues to learn cutting-edge approaches to be an effective practitioner. Her specialized areas are attachment-informed education and counselling, perinatal mental health, Adult Attachment Interview, betrayal trauma and sexual addiction, as well as using EMDR to treat trauma. Dr. Wang believes in the value of relationships and their power to change lives and transform society. She is passionate about teaching that nurtures minds and empowers others to reach their potential. Dr. Wang received her PhD in Social Work and Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. She earned her BSW from McMaster university and a BA in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. In her spare time, she enjoys cultural foods, nature, hiking, photo/videography and many other of life's simple joys.