What I doDr. Trisha Raque is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of Denver. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Chair of the APA Division 17 Health Psychology Section. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and Journal of Career Assessment.
Dr. Raque's areas of research include cancer survivorship (i.e., psychological and relational well-being of cancer survivors, career development of psycho-oncology care providers), navigating work after cancer, access to decent work, positive health psychology, and the centrality of sociocultural systems that intersect with health and career development. She applies social justice principles and intersectionality to cancer survivorship with research and advocacy focused on the nexus of cancer with identities such as gender, sexual orientation, and social class. Dr. Raque has an active research lab comprised of MA and PhD students.
cancer survivorship, health psychology, career development
Dr. Trish Raque received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2013, and a Master's in Counseling from Georgia State University in 2007. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Maryland Counseling Center, and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. Previously, she worked as an archivist and a reference librarian, and has a Master's in Library and Information Science from University of South Carolina (2003). Her undergraduate degree was in History and Russian from University of Kentucky (2000).
- 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
- Licensed Psychologist
- American Psychological Association
Dr. Raque's 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. She also conducts research on the intersection of cancer and work, and aims to increase awareness of how we can better support cancer survivors' career development. She 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. Throughout her research endeavors, Dr. Raque applies intersectional, social justice, and anti-racism frameworks.
Areas of Research
- Meaningful Work as a Predictory of the Mental and Physical Health of Cancer Survivors
(2021). Integrating Multicultural Orientation into cancer care for sexual and gender minorities: A new paradigm for leadership, practice, and research. Annals of LGBTQ Public & Population Health..
(2021). "It's just not comfortable to exist in a body:" Transgender/gender nonbinary individuals' experiences of body and eating distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity..
(2019). Test of a social cognitive model of well-being among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Health Psychology, 24, 661-670..
(2019). Meta-ethnography of cancer survivors' loneliness: Layers of silencing. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 13, 21-33..
(2019). A randomized controlled study of writing interventions on college women's positive body image. Mindfulness, 10, 66-77..
(2018). Everything is more critical: A qualitative study of the experiences of young breast cancer survivors. Counseling and Values, 63(210-231)..
(2021). Exploring the role of self-compassion in the life meaning and vigor of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Accepted for presentation at European Conference on Positive Psychology. Reykjavik, Iceland. ..
(2021). Integrating Multicultural Orientation into counseling health psychology practice & research: Moving from downstream to upstream. Online: American Psychological Association annual convention ..
(2021). Impact of COVID-19 on women healthcare providers and psychologists: Naming the effects of the invisible loads. American Psychological Association annual convention. Online..
(2020). A meta-ethnography of the impact of cancer on the relational well-being of lesbian and queer women and their partners. American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Portland, OR..
(2019). Applying Relational-Cultural Theory to address cancer, disconnection, and intersecting identities. American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL..
(2019). Cancer and Women's Intersecting Identities: A Case Example from Three Theoretical Frameworks. . American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL..
(2020). A qualitative study of the impact of cancer on work life and career development: The importance of choice. American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Portland, OR..
(2020). Activating Happiness through mindfulness, self-compassion, gratitude, and strengths: Exploring a group intervention for cancer patients and survivors. American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Portland, OR..
(2019). Making work matter for cancer survivors: The potential roles of counseling psychologists. American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL..
(2018). Application of Relational-Cultural Theory for Loneliness in Older Cancer Survivors. American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA..
- Faculty Career Champion Nomination
- Faculty Career Champion Nomination