Chinyu Wu, PhD, OTR/L
Dr. Wu joined the faculty of Occupational Therapy in 2013. Dr. Wu earned her PhD and MA degrees in Occupational Therapy from New York University. Dr. Wu's specialty area is mental health, and her research interest includes activity-based motivational intervention and facilitating activity participation for community-dwelling individuals with schizophrenia. At WSSU, Dr. Wu teaches courses related to occupational therapy practice in mental health, research methods and evidence-based practice.
Dr. Wu was originally from Taiwan. Before coming to WSSU, Dr. Wu had taught at other universities. She was the Delegate to World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) for Taiwan, the Interim and 1st Secretary General of Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Regional Group, and served for 6 years as the Chief Editor of WFOT Bulletin, the official publication, peer-reviewed journal of WFOT. Dr. Wu served as reviewers for a couple of journals, including American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Research and Project Interests:
Wu, C-H., & Wu, C. (2014) Satisfaction with life scale and schizophrenia. In: A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 9789400707528 (In Press)
Wu, C-H., Wu, C. (2008). Satisfaction with Life Scale: Internal consistency and factor structure in persons with schizophrenia living in the community. Social Indicators Research, 85, 447-460. SSCI
Wu, C., Hwang, M-T, & Yeh, H-H. (2007). Teaching evidence-based practice during psychiatric fieldwork placement for occupational therapy students: The experience of a university hospital in Taiwan. WFOT Bulletin, 56, 32-36.
Tsai, C-Y., Lee, H-L., Tan, K., & Wu, C. (2002). Effectiveness of an independent living skills training group for clients with chronic psychiatric illness [Chinese]. Journal of Occupational Therapy Association, R.O.C., 20, 1-10.
Wu, C. (2001). Facilitating intrinsic motivation in individuals with psychiatric illness: A study on the effectiveness of an occupational therapy intervention. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 21, 142-167. SSCI
Wu, C., Chen, S-P., & Grossman, J. (2000). Facilitating intrinsic motivational among clients with mental illness who have motivational deficits. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 16(1), 1-14.
Wu, C., & Hwang, M-T. (2000). Evaluating motivational deficits in individuals with mental illness: Chinese General Causality Orientations Scale. Occupational Therapy International, 7, 57-77.
Psychosocial Basis of Occupation
Methods of Inquiry
Conducting Occupation-based Research
Research Writing & Dissemination
Level I Fieldwork- Community
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