Ruth Chao

Ruth Chao is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. He has a B.A. from National Taiwan University, M.S. in Psychology from National Chung-Cheng University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Rollins College, and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Professor Chao’s research deals mostly with multicultural counseling, cultural diversity, the relationship between racism and mental health, and social justice.

Representative Publications

Chao, Ruth Chu-Lien, Brent Mallinckrodt, and Meifen Wei. “Co-Occurring Presenting Problems in African American College Clients Reporting Racial Discrimination Distress.” Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 43.3 (2012): 199–207.

Chao, Ruth Chu‐Lien. “Managing Perceived Stress Among College Students: The Roles of Social Support and Dysfunctional Coping.” Journal of College Counseling 15.1 (2012): 5-21.

Wei, Meifen, et al. “Forbearance Coping, Identification With Heritage Culture, Acculturative Stress, and Psychological Distress Among Chinese International Students.” Journal of Counseling Psychology 59.1 (2012): 97–106.


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