Rosa Wu, Ph.D. Vancouver Core Faculty

Adler University Faculty

A pragmatist at heart, I always
strive to bridge theory and practice
and incorporate experiential
elements in my teaching

– Rosa Wu, Ph.D.

Rosa Wu, Ph.D.
Vancouver Core Faculty

I have had a thirst for learning as long I can remember. My inquisitive nature may have sprouted as a consequence of being uprooted many times throughout my childhood and adolescence, perhaps as a way of adapting to the novel and unknown.

My teaching philosophy seeks to encourage the same type of inquisitiveness, which is so essential in the academic arena. I aim to inspire students to not only become better versions of themselves, but to also become active, socially responsible practitioners in the community at large. A pragmatist at heart, I always strive to bridge theory and practice. I incorporate experiential elements in my teaching to bring meaning to the course content.

Having lived and worked in vibrant communities in Spain, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Panama, the U.S., and Canada, I have been fortunate to experience a broad range of cultural knowledge, which contributes to a stimulating, dynamic, and safe learning environment for students.

Please email or call me 236.521.2472 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical and Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Psychological Counselling, Columbia University
  • B.A., Psychology, Fu Jen Catholic University

Licensure

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Professional Memberships

  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

Select Publications

  • Moodley, R., Lengyell, M., Wu, R., & Gielen, U.P. (Eds.) (2015). International counseling: Case studies handbook. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Moodley, R., Gielen, U.P., & Wu, R. (Eds.) (2013). Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy in an international context. New York: Routledge.

Select Presentations

  • Wu, R. (2013). A narrative inquiry into the lived experiences of Chinese-White heterosexual couples within a Canadian context. Paper presented at the Mixed Race, Multi-Ethnic, and Multicultural Relationships Conference. Toronto, ON.
  • Wu, R., Wheatley, T., & Demerson, V. (2011). Three women’s voices in relation to mixed race intimate relationships. Symposium presented at the 6th Critical Multicultural Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference of the Centre for Diversity in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Toronto, ON.
  • Wu, R. (2009). A father-daughter dialogue on the healing effects of Chinese fortune-telling. Paper presented at the 5th Critical Multicultural Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference of the Centre for Diversity in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Toronto, ON.