Hanna Suh

Assistant Professor

Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

 402 Baldy Hall
 716-645-1106
 hannasuh@buffalo.edu


Perfectionism and stress
Mindfulness and positive psychology interventions
International student adjustment
Positive Psychology
Multicultural Counseling
Supervision and Consultation

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Florida
  • M.A., Psychology, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • B.A., Psychology, Yonsei University, South Korea

Research Interests

  • My primary research interest lies in examining stress and resilience, with an emphasis on exploring the feasibility and effectiveness of wellness-promoting interventions. Specifically, I research personal factors (e.g., perfectionism) that precipitate stress-proneness, and ways to enhance optimal functioning through mindfulness-based interventions. I draw attention to whether cultivating mindfulness increase eudaimonic well-being and am interested in the meaning-making process as a mechanism through which well-being is built and experienced. I frequently use online modalities for interventions.

Current Courses

  • CEP 548: Coaching for Wellness and Physiological Integration
  • CEP 634: Multicultural Counseling
  • CEP 665: Supervision and Consultation in Counseling
  • CEP 680: Career Development

Select Publications

  • Rice, K. G., Suh, H., & Davis, D. E. (in press). Perfectionism and emotion regulation. In J. Stoeber (Ed.), The psychology of perfectionism: Theory, research, application. London: Routledge.
  • Suh, H., Gnilka, P., & Rice, K. G. (2017). Perfectionism and well-being: A positive psychology framework. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 25-30. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.01.041
  • Suh, H., van Nuenen, M., Rice, K. G. (2016). The CES-D as a measure of psychological distress among international students: Measurement and structural invariance across gender. Assessment. Advanced Online Publication. doi:10.1177/1073191116632337
  • Wimberley, T. E., Mintz, L. B., & Suh, H. (2016). Perfectionism and mindfulness:
    Effectiveness of a bibliotherapy intervention. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-015-0460-1
  • Suh, H., Rice, K. G., Choi, C. C., van Nuenen, M., Zhang, Y. M., Morero, Y., & Anderson, D. (2016). Measuring acculturative stress with the SAFE: Evidence for longitudinal measurement invariance and associations with life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 217-222. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.10.002
  • Allan, B., Bott, E., & Suh, H. (2015). Connecting mindfulness and meaning in life: Exploring the role of authenticity. Mindfulness, 6, 996-1003. doi:10.1007/s12671-014-0341-z1