Dr. Fred Chou (周敏浩) is an assistant professor in counselling psychology in the department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria and a registered psychologist. He is a 2nd generation Chinese Canadian with ancestral roots from the Canton province. His research interests include the mental health of Asian Canadians, intergenerational trauma, and youth mental health literacy. As a community-based researcher, he specializes in using participatory and narrative research to facilitate tangible solutions and elevate underrepresented voices. At the University of Victoria, Dr. Chou co-founded the Victoria Migrant Mental Health Network (ViMMH), a network of local mental health practitioners and academics whose aim is to facilitate collaboration and social action to support the mental well-being of migrants. Currently, he is the principal investigator for the following research projects:
– (Re)cultivating our family stories – Development of an intergenerational storytelling counselling intervention for Chinese Canadians.
– Stories that shape us – Narrative study on Chinese Canadian intergenerational trauma and resilience.
– Growth and solidarity – Development of an anti-Asian racism counseling support group.