University at Buffalo

Hanna Suh

Hanna Suh

Assistant Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Assessment; Diversity; Clinical and Career Counseling; Community Wellness; Global Issues; Immigrant Issues; Leadership Training; Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Mental Health; Measurements; Social and Emotional Development

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2484
hannasuh@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

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.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Florida, Counseling Psychology (2016)
  • MA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Psychology (2011)
  • BA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Psychology (2009)
Awards and Honors:
  • 2018 Leadership Academy Early Career Professional; Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), American Psychological Association; 2018-01-11;
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Suh, H. (2019). Motivational orientations to mindfulness and psychological health. International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(1), 1-19. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i1.725
  • 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
  • Wimberley, T. E., Mintz, L. B., & Suh, H. (2016). Perfectionism and mindfulness: Effectiveness of a bibliotherapy intervention. Mindfulness, 7, 433-444.
  • Allan, B., Bott, E., & Suh, H. (2015). Connecting mindfulness and meaning in life: Exploring the role of authenticity. Mindfulness, 6, 996-1003.
Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Suh, H. (March, 2019). Supervision in Cultural Context. Training delivered as part of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Competition: Behavioral Health-focused Inter-professional Education and Practice for Graduate Students in Integrated Care Setting.;
Conferences:
  • Carrera, S. G., & Suh, H. (2018, August). Developing cross-national collaboration programs at university counseling centers. Project presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Division 17 Leadership Academy Project Presentation Session, San Francisco, CA.;
  • Daheim, J., Kim, S., Suh, H., Farren, R., & Scott, S. (2019, August). First year college students' adjustment: Daily change patterns of mindfulness and well-being using an online mindfulness-based intervention. Poster to be presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.;
  • Lee, H. S., Suh, H., Suh, H. N. (2019, August). The academia road of counseling psychology toward meaningful steps to foster positive changes in future. In B. J. Hwang (Chair), Future roles of counseling psychologists: What do we need to consider and prepare for? Symposium to be presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.;
  • Suh, H. (2019, August). Establishing a sustainable and system-supported cross-national immersion training programs. In S. Carrera (Chair), Expanding counseling psychology’s role in global justice and collaboration. Symposium to be presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.;
  • Suh, H., Rice, K. G., & Wimberley, T. (2017, May). An online mindfulness-based intervention for perfectionists. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.;
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    Contact Information

    409 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-2484
    hannasuh@buffalo.edu