Hanna Suh

Assistant Professor

Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

 402 Baldy Hall

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