Li is a social worker with over 12 years’ clinical practice in a range of settings and specialties, including palliative care, mental health, dementia care, multicultural aged care, unemployment, and community development for disadvantaged groups. Li also has 11 years of tertiary teaching and research experience in linguistics, comparative cultural studies, and social work, both in Australia and overseas.
Li believes that through her personal life experiences and professional practices as a teacher, educator, counsellor, therapist, etc., she has learned a lot about life and death, loss and grief, pain and suffering, as well as one’s growth through spiritual development. The best teachers have been invariably the people, whom she encountered as “the client”, or “the patient”. They have strengthened and informed her belief and application in the Person-Centred approach, which has become her method of healing, philosophy of care, and way of being.