Dai Phan is a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers College and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work.  She has worked in the mental health and co-occurring field for over twenty years in various contexts such as victim services, partial care, assertive community treatment, outpatient services and quality improvement. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults using an integrative approach, providing individual, group, couples, and family counseling.  She utilizes different evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, exposure, and response prevention therapy, and play therapy.  

For the past 14 years, she has worked as the Quality Improvement Director at a non-profit, behavioral health organization where she has helped to advance the organization’s mission by engendering a culture of data-driven, continuous quality improvement.  She also has a private practice for which the genesis was to provide services to veterans and their families. Dai’s research interest is greater access to quality mental health services for second generation refugees, leveraging the current and emerging technology to narrow the gap for this population.