Dr. Gina Wong (she/her)

    Dr. Gina Wong is a psychologist, professor, and perinatal mental health forensic expert witness living in Alberta, Canada. She is the Vice-President of Postpartum Support International Canada and Director of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology and Forensics International (mmhforensics.org). She is also active with the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, with the Reproductive Mental Health Forensics SIG | The International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health).

    Gina has researched and published about Reflective Functioning JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting – Advancing Optimal Development in Children: Examining the Construct Validity of a Parent Reflective Functioning Questionnaire and is trained in the Circle of Security Intensive protocol, which is an attachment-based and relational approach to parenting. She developed a trauma-informed, life-course clinical approach to working with parents suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), attachment struggles within couple and parent-child relationships, and takes an integrative approach in working with relational trauma. The TRREE of Life Leadership & Legacy | Ginawong (wixsite.com) is the model based on the culmination of her 20 years of clinical practice.

    She edited Moms Gone Mad: Motherhood and Madness- Oppression and Resistance (Wong, 2012); Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices (Duncan & Wong, 2014); and Infanticide & Filicide: Foundations in Maternal Mental Health Forensics (Wong & Parnham, 2021).

    As a relational-based supervisor and consultant, as well as an award-winning psychologist (CPA Leadership Award 2022; PAA Psychologist of the Year 2022), Gina is registered in the province of Alberta, Canada and cannot practice outside her jurisdiction unless clear and transparent understanding exist with regard to limits in providing supervision and consultation particularly regarding child abuse, domestic violence, or legal issues. She welcomes working with others in the spirit of collaboration and connection and looks forward to connecting via video conferencing (ZOOM) meetings.

    Areas of Special Interest

    • Development of the TRREE of Life Leadership & Legacy model
    • Trauma and attachment-informed assessment and treatment of perinatal mental illness and parenting struggles
    • Issues of race, equity, justice, and intersectionality of caregivers
    • Supporting clinicians to foster a holding environment in therapy with clients
    • Developing training in the area of Perinatal Mental Health Forensics
    • Reproductive mental health forensics, infanticide/filicide, particularly in Indigenous populations
    • Researching and working to enhance parental reflective functioning
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