Frances W. Siu, Ph.D., C.R.C.

Dr. Frances Siu
Charter College of Education
Department of Special Education & Counseling
Office Location: KH C-2057
Phone: (323) 343-4428 Email: fsiu@exchange.calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

It was once a career goal and now a reality to serve as a teaching faculty member of my alma mater, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). My academic career began when I entered East Los Angeles College and received my A.A. degree in Liberal Arts. I continued my education by receiving my B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from CSULA and finally, a Ph.D. in Special Education and Counseling, option in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, from the University of Texas at Austin. My quest for higher learning would not have been possible without the support and opportunities provided by the Ronald McNair Scholarship, Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Doctoral Training Fellowship, and the University of Texas at Austin Continuing Fellowship. At the present time, I am grateful for all the support from my friends and mentors who keep me focused and motivated. Currently, I serve as a member of the CSULA Rehabilitation Counseling Program Community Advisory Board and the CSULA Veterans Advisory Committee, and have served as the sub-committee chair of the CSULA Annual Veterans Forum. In addition, I am the advisor for Rehabilitation Counseling Association, a student organization, and a co-advisor for the CSULA Golden Eagle Vets, a student veteran organization and a local chapter of the Student Veteran Association. Furthermore, I serve as a board member of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, and the Honor Society of Pi Lambda Theta. I have been involved in rehabilitation education recruitment efforts with an emphasis on community college student transitions to CSULA since 2004. I believe rehabilitation education is the training ground to some of the most rewarding positions in the helping professions. I, also, believe that education plays a significant role in minimizing violence and abuse against people with disabilities. Together, we can make a difference!

TEACHING INTERESTS

Besides teaching rehabilitation education courses, I teach counseling theories, counseling in higher education, child maltreatment and family violence, and research and program evaluation courses.

RESEARCH

My research interests have been in the areas of violence against people with disabilities with a stress on proficiency development of helping professionals in this area, transitional issues of veterans, and medical and psychosocial aspects of disabilities. Recent publications include co-editorship of the book titled, Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disability (3rd ed.), and co-authorship of five book chapters and two articles in peer reviewed journals.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Title Date
Brodwin, M. G., Siu, F. W., Howard, J., Brodwin, E. R., & Du, A. T. (Eds.). (2014). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (4th ed.). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2014
Barreto, A. D., & Siu, F. W. (2014). Stroke. In M. G. Brodwin, F. W. Siu, J. Howard, E. R. Brodwin, & A. T. Du (Eds.). (2014). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (4th ed., pp. 169-180). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2014
Payo, F., & Siu, F. W. (2014). Addictions and Related Disorders. In M. G. Brodwin, F. W. Siu, J. Howard, E. R. Brodwin, & A. T. Du (Eds.). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (4th ed., pp. 295-316). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2014
Siu, F. W., & Brodwin, E. R. (2014). Human Body Systems. In M. G. Brodwin, F. W. Siu, J. Howard, E. R. Brodwin, & A. T. Du (Eds.). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (4th ed., pp. 17-36). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2014
Siu, F. W. & Franco, J. H. (2014). Autism Spectrum Disorder. In M. G. Brodwin, F. W. Siu, J. Howard, E. R. Brodwin, & A. T. Du (Eds.). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (4th ed., pp. 343-351). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2014
Siu, F. W., Brodwin, M. G., Huang, I. C., Brodwin, E. R., & Kier, C. (2014). International collaborative cross-cultural teaching project: United States and Taiwan. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 45(2), 39-45.
2014
Siu, F. W., & Brodwin, M. G.  (2013). Abuse and neglect of people with disabilities.  In J. D. Andrews, & C. W. Faubion (Eds.), Rehabilitation services: An introduction for the human services professional (3rd ed., pp. 147-163).  Linn Creek, MO: Aspen.
2013
Brodwin, M. G., Siu, F. W., & Cardoso, E. (2012). Users of assistive technology: The human component. In I. Marini & M. Stebnicki (Eds.). The psychological and social impact of illness and disability (6th ed., pp. 331-340). New York: Springer.
2012
Brodwin, M. G., & Siu, F. W. (2012). Rehabilitation professionals and abuse of women consumers. In I. Marini & M. Stebnicki (Eds.), The psychological and social impact of illness and disability (6th ed., pp. 353-363). New York: Springer.
2012

Martin, F. H., Walls, R. T., Brodwin, M. G., Parker, R. M., Siu, F. W., & Kurata, E. (2012). Competitive employment outcomes of vocational rehabilitation. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 43(1), 1-10.

2012
Brodwin, M. G., Boland, E. A., Lane, F. J., & Siu, F. W.  (2012). Technology in rehabilitation counseling.  In R. M. Parker & J. B. Patterson (Eds.), Rehabilitation counseling:  Basics and beyond (5th ed., pp. 333-367).  Austin, TX:  Pro-ed.
2012

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Title Date

Siu, F.W. (2014, September). Cultural Awareness and Evolvement and Addressing Diversity in Rehabilitation Education. Paper presentation at the California Department Rehabilitation Addressing Diversity Workshop at Cal State LA.

2014, September

Siu, F.W. (2014, July). Rehabilitation Services as a Major for Helping Professionals. Invited guest lecturer for the East Los Angeles Community Union TELACU Veterans Upward Bound Program Major Exploration Workshop.

2014, July

Siu, F.W. (2014, June). Invited keynote speaker for the Cal State LA Class of 2014 Veterans Graduation Dinner.

2014, June

Siu, F.W. (2014, May). Invited award presenter for the Cal State LA 16th Annual Distinguished Women Awards.

2014, May

GRANTS

Title
  • Externally funded grant: I serve as the Principle Investigator and Project Director of a Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration grant totaling $900,000 over a period of three years. The funds are used to support Project Choice-CSULA: HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention (Project Choice-CSULA). This is a training program designed to prepare college students for outreach into their surrounding community as trained Peer Health Advocates.  It has a primary focus on Hispanic/Latino young-adults with special emphases on veterans and people with disabilities.
  • Internal funded grant: CSULA Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant in the amount of $5,000 to establish a Rehabilitation Studies Institute. It aims to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities and survivors of violence. Our goals are to address the needs of our community, create opportunities for RCEP faculty and students to fulfill their social responsibility by way of becoming agents of social change.
  • Externally funded grant: I serve as the Principle Investigator and Project Director of a CaPROMISE grant totaling $264,003.00 over a period of 15 months. CaPROMISE stands for California Promoting the Readiness of Minors on Supplemental Security Income. It has been established to improve the provision and coordination of services and supports for youth SSI recipients and their families in order to achieve improved outcomes, such as completing postsecondary education and job training so they may obtain gainful employment in an integrated setting possibly resulting in reduced long-term reliance on SSI.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Special Education and Counseling, option in Rehabilitation Counselor Education 2008

  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX

M.S. Counseling option in Rehabilitation Counseling 2005

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Psychology 2003

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

A.A. Liberal Arts 2002

  • East Los Angeles College
    Monterey Park, CA