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Clarissa Richardson

Clarissa Richardson

Assistant Professor

Office

Student Health Center-Room 210

Phone

208-885-5081

Mailing Address

Department of Psychology & Communication Studies
University of Idaho MS 3043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Florida, 2015
  • B.S., Biology, Illinois College, 2009

Clarissa Richardson received a Bachelor of Science in biology, with minors in psychology and chemistry, from Illinois College in 2009, and her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Florida in 2015. She completed her clinical doctoral internship at the Washington State University Counseling and Testing Center during the 2014-15 academic year prior to joining the faculty at University of Idaho in 2015. Richardson’s research investigates how perfectionism impacts coping with stress, particularly daily stress. In addition to using surveys to measure stress, she also uses physiological markers (cortisol) of the stress response. Cultural and gender differences in perfectionism and other ways in which perfectionism positively or negatively impact one’s psychological well-being are part of her research focus as well. She is also interested in exploring interventions for improving the negative effects of perfectionism such as mindfulness, disclosure, emotion regulation, stress management, alcohol abuse prevention and social connectedness. Growing areas of research are focused on understanding and intervening upon mental health disparities in rural communities as well as understanding the role of social support during stressful life experiences of older adults.

  • Perfectionism, stress and coping
  • Cross-cultural and gender differences in perfectionism
  • Positive and negative impacts of perfectionism on psychological well-being
  • Physiological stress
  • Mental health disparities in rural communities
  • Impact of social support during stressful life events in older adults

  • Richardson, C. M. E., & Rice, K. G. (in press). Self-critical perfectionism, daily stress, and disclosure of daily emotional events. Journal of Counseling Psychology.
  • Richardson, C. M. E., Rice, K. G., & Devine, D. P. (2014). Perfectionism, emotion regulation, and the cortisol stress response. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 110-118.
  • Richardson, C. M. E., Huan, J. Y., Ege, E., Suh, H., & Rice, K. G. (2014). Refining the measurement of maximization: Gender invariance and relation to psychological well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 229-234.
  • Richardson, C. M. E., Trusty, W. T.*, & George, K. A.* (in press). Trainee wellness: Self-critical perfectionism, self-compassion, depression, and burnout among doctoral trainees in psychology. Counseling Psychology Quarterly.
  • Richardson, C. M. E., Rice, K. G., Sauer, E. M., & Roberts, K. E. (in press). Changes in client perfectionism and psychological symptoms throughout psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy.
  • Richardson, C. M. E. (2017). Emotion regulation in the context of daily stress: Impact on daily affect. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, 150-156.
  • Richardson, C. M. E., & Rice, K. G. (2015). Self-critical perfectionism, daily stress, and disclosure of daily emotional events. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, 694-702.
  • Richardson, C. M. E., Rice, K. G., & Devine, D. P. (2014). Perfectionism, emotion regulation, and the cortisol stress response. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 110-118.
  • Richardson, C. M. E., Huan, J. Y., Ege, E., Suh, H., & Rice, K. G. (2014). Refining the measurement of maximization: Gender invariance and relation to psychological well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 229-234.
     

  • ONNIT New MoodTM Clinical Trial Research Grant, 2018-2019 
  • University of Idaho Kurt O. Olsson Early Career Research Fellowship Grant, 2018-2019
  • University of Idaho CLASS Summer Research Grant, 2018
  • University of Idaho Key Fund Grant, 2016-2017
  • University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence, 2016

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710

Email: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu

Web: Psychology and Communication Studies Department

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