With crisis and trauma around us every day in our lives, Dr. Wu's Crisis Intervention and Trauma Therapy is an invaluable asset to the caring profession and to the world at large. I feel much honored to be asked to write the preface for the book.
I have known Dr. Wu as a friend and colleague for nearly fifteen years, and I have enormous respect for her, both as a gifted practitioner in the field of counseling and education, and as an accomplished scholar. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the National Taiwan Normal University, Dr. Wu works as a therapist with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence in cooperation with the Department of Interior Affairs in Taiwan. I have worked with her as a co-therapist for abused women and displaced families in the community and found her to be an excellent therapist.
Dr. Wu has also devoted a great deal of her time and energy to helping displaced immigrants in Taiwan. As a community mental health practitioner, she is deeply concerned with the psychological well being of immigrants. While she was in residency as a Fulbright scholar in the United States, she interviewed Chinese immigrants in that country. She also interviewed Chinese immigrants in South Africa. Dr. Wu performed a cross-cultural analysis of Chinese immigration in these disparate societies, and brought this knowledge back to her work with Taiwanese immigrants and to her advocacy for governmental policy change.
Dedicated as she is to scholarship, Dr. Wu has shown an equal dedication and passion for expanding her knowledge and skills as clinical practitioner. While in the United States, she learned the method of EMDR（Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing）. She devotes a chapter in the present book to sharing that method with health care professionals.
Written by an exceptional scholar and therapist, Dr. Wu's Crisis Intervention and Trauma Therapy is an essential contribution to the field of counseling and health care. I highly recommend it to all those seeking new ways of addressing crisis and trauma in our world.