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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Eunyoe Ro

Assistant Professor


Education: Ph.D., 2010
University of Iowa

Clinical Psychology

(618) 650-5708


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About Dr. Ro

Dr. Ro earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa, and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.  Her research focuses on assessment of psychosocial functioning, and understanding how psychosocial functional dimensions interrelate with other important aspects of mental illness such as personality traits and symptoms of psychopathology.  Her clinical orientation can be summarized as cognitive-behavioral, actively incorporating mindfulness and acceptance based behavior therapy approaches. Dr. Ro teaches both undergraduate (e.g., Tests & Measurement, Capstone in Psychology, Psychopathology, Theories of Personality) and graduate (Cognitive Assessment) courses in our department, and works with graduate and undergraduate students on research.  Her research has been published in such journals as Psychological Assessment and Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Mentoring Expertise

Dr. Ro is available to mentor students with interest in careers in clinical psychology, especially those interested in pursuing graduate degrees.

Representative Publications

  • Ro, E., Watson, D., & Clark, L. A. (in press). Domains of psychosocial disability and mental disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22650
  • Clark, L.A., Nuzum, H., & Ro, E. (2018). Manifestations of personality disorder/personality impairment severity: Comorbidity, course/prognosis, psychosocial dysfunction, and borderline personality features. Current Opinion in Psychology, 21, 117-121.
  • Ro, E., Nuzum, H., & Clark, L.A. (2017). Antagonism trait facets and comprehensive psychosocial disability: Comparing information across self, informant, and interviewer reports. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 890-897.
  • Clark, L. A., Vanderbleek, E., Shapiro, J., Nuzum, H., Allen, X., Daly, E., … Ro, E. (2015). The brave new world of personality disorder-trait specified: Effects of additional definitions on prevalence and comorbidity. Psychopathology Review, 2, 52-82.
  • Clark, L. A., & Ro, E. (2014). Three-pronged assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder and its consequences: Personality functioning, pathological traits, and psychosocial disability. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 5, 55-69.  doi: 10.1177/1073191113485810
  • Ro, E., & Clark, L. A. (2013). Interrelations between psychosocial functioning and adaptive- and maladaptive-range personality traits.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 822-835.doi: 10.1037/a0033620
  • Watson, D. W., Stasik, S. M., Ro, E., & Clark, L. A. (2013). Integrating normal and pathological personality: Relating the DSM-5 trait dimensional model to general traits of personality. Assessment, 20(3), 312-326doi: 10.1177/1073191113485810
  • Ro, E., Stringer, D., & Clark, L. A. (2012). The Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality: A useful tool for diagnosis and classification of personality disorder. In T.A. Widiger (Ed.). Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders (pp. 58-81). Oxford University Press.
  • Lawrence, E., Barry, R.A., Brock, R.L., Bunde, M., Langer, A., Ro, E., et al. (2011). The Relationship Quality Interview: Evidence of reliability, convergent and divergent validity, and incremental utility. Psychological Assessment, 23, 44-63.  doi: 10.1037/a0021096
  • Ro, E., & Clark, L.A. (2009). Psychosocial functioning in the context of diagnosis: Assessment and theoretical issues. Psychological Assessment, 21, 313-324.  doi: 10.1037/a0016611
  • Lawrence, E., Yoon, J., Langer, A., & Ro, E. (2009).  Is psychological aggression as detrimental as physical aggression? The independent effects of psychological aggression on depression and anxiety symptoms. Violence & Victims, 24, 20-35.
  • Ro, E., & Lawrence, E. (2007). Comparing three measures of psychological aggression: Psychometric properties and differentiation from negative communication. Journal of Family Violence, 22 (7), 575-586.
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