Yu-Hsin Liao (Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao)
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Office: JH 264
 Phone: 216-875-9920
 Email: y.liao54@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 264, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Coping with minority-related stress, self-compassion, gratitude, LGBT issues, Chinese international students, cancer survivors adjustment.
B.S., Research Specialist in Psychology, University of Toronto, 2002
M.S., Psychology, Iowa State University, 2008
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Iowa State University, 2011
Brief Bio:
Dr. Kelly Liao is an Assistant Professor in the doctoral specialization in Counseling Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from Iowa State University after completing her internship at the University of Missouri-Columbia University Counseling Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland State University, she was a research scientist at the Culture and Health Research Center at the University of Houston. She was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Research Interests:
Dr. Liao has research interests in the areas of coping with minority-related stress (e.g., acculturative stress, discrimination) among minority individuals (e.g., African American, Asian American), Asian/Asian American mental health (e.g., body image issues, discrimination, minority status stress), positive psychology (e.g., self-compassion, gratitude), and psychosocial intervention among Chinese cancer breast survivors.
Teaching Areas:
Doctoral practicum II, Cultural and Social Foundations
Professional Affiliations:
Member, American Psychological Association
     Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology).
     Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues).
     Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race)
Member, Asian American Psychological Association
Professional Experience:
Research Scientist, University of Houston, Culture & Health Research Center, Department of psychology, 2015-2016.

Assistant Professor, CACREP-accredited counseling program in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, University of Missouri- St Louis, 2011 to 2015.

Licensed Psychologist, Missouri
Professional Service:
Financial officer of Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) (2013-2015)
Faculty Advisor for University of Missouri-St. Louis Taiwanese Student Organization (2013-2015)
Committee for Program Quality University of Missouri-St. Louis (2012-2015)
IRB Committee University of Missouri-St. Louis (2012-2015)
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Istanbul 2013 World Congress of Psychological Counselling and Guidance (2013).
Editorial Board Member: The Counseling Psychologist, 2016-current.