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Heather Rasmussen

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas
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Joseph R. Pearson Hall
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas

M.S., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas

B.A., Psychology, and Communication Studies, The University of Iowa



Practicum Coordinator, Counseling Psychology 2014-Present


Reasearch Group Co-Founder, DREAM (Diversity REsearch And Multiculturalism)

Selected Publications

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Selected Presentations

Rasmussen, H. . The How of Gratitude in Organizations and Schools. American Psychological Association Symposium. Washington D.C.

Rasmussen, H. . The Relationship Between Caregiver or Child Age and Protective Factors Against Child Mistreatment. American Psychological Association Poster. Honolulu, HI

(08/01/2014 -). Building Research Skills in Online Doctoral Students. Cultivating Scholars: Issues in Online Doctoral Education in Psychology, American Psychological Association Symposim. Washington D.C.

Rasmussen, H. (08/01/2013 -). Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Action: Psychologists as Consultants. Embracing the Changing Healthcare System: Psychologists as Consultants, American Psychological Association Symposium. Honolulu, HI

Chang-Rios, K., Conrad-Hiebner, A. & Rasmussen, H. (11/01/2009 -). Challenges in Developing and Implementing an Accountability Framework for Master Tobacco Settlement Monies. American Evaluation Association Paper. Orlando, FL

Selected Grants

, , Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Training Program, NIH Grant, HL07560, . Other University.

Selected Awards & Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Exemplary Service to Children and Families Award
Annual Governor's Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
2011 - Present

Richard M. Rundquist Scholarship
University of Kansas
2002 - 2003

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award
American Psychological Association

The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators
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