Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, 1999 East Evans Avenue Denver, CO 80208-1700
What I do
I am an assistant professor in the Counseling Psychology Department of the Morgridge College of Education. My program of research is in the area of cancer survivorship, with a focus on cancer patients' and survivors' career development and work issues and positive psychology interventions for cancer survivors and caregivers. I teach courses in the areas of counseling skills, health psychology, integrated health, career counseling, and psychopathology.
Dr. Trish Raque-Bogdan received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2013. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, and is on the Board of the Division 17 Health Psychology Section and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Career Assessment. Dr. Raque-Bogdan’s areas of research include work and positive health psychology, with a specific focus on cancer survivorship; the relation between well-being and physical health outcomes; women's health; and qualitative research. Her research aims to integrate social justice principles and explore how work may serve as a means to achieving equity. As a former scholar of Russian history and library science, she enjoys people’s life stories and tales of resilience as expressed in history, literature, and the psychotherapy process.
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, 2013
MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, 2009
MS, Counseling, Georgia State University, 2007
MLIS, University of South Carolina, 2003
BA, History, University of Kentucky, 2000
Licensure / Accreditations
American Psychological Association
My research is in the area of cancer survivorship, including conducting a clinical intervention on mindfulness and positive psychology based approaches to improving the well-being of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. I also conduct research on the intersection of cancer and work, and aim to increase awareness of how we can better support cancer survivors' career development. I have a broad research interest in women's health, which has included projects on self-compassion for promoting positive body image and psychological well-being. As someone interested in integrated health and interprofessionalism, I am also involved in research on the career development of those working in integrated health settings.
Everything is more critical: A qualitative study of the experiences of young breast cancer survivors
Test of a social cognitive model of well-being among breast cancer survivors.
A randomized controlled study of writing interventions on college women's positive body image
Application of Relational-Cultural Theory for Loneliness in Older Cancer Survivors