Rachel E. Brenner

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Office: 207 BSB
Phone: (970) 491-6954
Email: Rachel.Brenner@colostate.edu

PhD: Iowa State University, 2018
Area of Specialization: Counseling Psychology, with emphasis on help seeking, stigma, self-compassion, measurement, LGBTQ health, and masculinity.

Teaching Courses: PSY 330 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment- X

Current Research: My research primarily examines how people respond to distress and how these responses impact mental and physical health. I focus on how best to measure clinically-relevant constructs such as self-compassion, stigma, and discrimination, and how these constructs best inform theory and interventions to improve psychological health and reduce stigma for cross-cultural and at-risk populations. I have published on these topics in journals such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Stigma and Health, and Assessment. I am currently extending this research to LGBTQ populations and sleep outcomes.