Publications

  • Owen, J., Tao, K.W., Drinane, J., Hook, J., Davis, D., & Foo Kune, N. (2016). Client perceptions of therapists' multicultural orientation: Cultural (missed) opportunities and cultural humility. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47, 30-37.. Published, 02/2016.
  • Owen, J., Drinane, J., Tao, K.W., Adelson, J., Hook, J., Davis, D.E. Foo Kune, N. (2015). Racial/ethnic disparities in client unilateral termination: The role of therapists' cultural comfort. Psychotherapy Research, doi:10.1080/10503307.2015.1078517. Published, 09/2015.
  • Tao, K.W., Owen, J., Pace, B.T., & Imel, Z.E. (2015). A meta-analysis of multicultural counseling competencies andpsychotherapy process and outcome. Journal of Counseling Pyschology, 62, 337 -350. Published, 07/2015.
  • Tao, K.W. (2014). Too close and too far: Counseling emerging adults in a technological age. Psychotherapy, 51, 123-127. Published, 03/2014.
  • Owen, J., Tao, K.W., Imel, Z.E., Wampold, B.E., & Rodolfa, E. (2014). Addressing racial and ethnic microaggressions in therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45, 283-290. Published, 08/2014.
  • Tao, K.W., Ward, K.J., O’Brien, K., DiLorenzo, P. & Kelly, S. (2012). Improving permanency: Caseworker perspectives of older youth in Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, (9 November 12), 1-19, doi:10.1007/s10560-012-0283-z. Published, 11/09/2012.
  • Owen, J., Imel, Z., Tao, K.W., Smith, A., Wampold, B., & Rodolfa, E. (2011). Cultural ruptures in short-term therapy: Working alliance as a mediator between clients’ perceptions of microaggressions and therapy outcomes. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11 (3), 204-212. Published, 09/2011.
  • Owen, J., Tao, K.W., & Rodolfa, E. (2010). Microaggressions and women in short-term psychotherapy: Initial evidence. The Counseling Psychologist, 38, 923-946. Published, 05/2010.
  • Owen, J.J., Tao, K.W., Leach, M.M. & Rodolfa, E. (2011) Clients' perceptions of their psychotherapists' multicultural orientation.Psychotherapy, 48(3), 274-282. Published, 09/2011.
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  • Gloria, A. M., Hird, J. S., & Tao, K. W. (2008). Self-reported multicultural supervision competence of White predoctoral intern supervisors. Training & Education in Professional Psychology, 2, 129-136. Published, 03/2008.
  • Owen, J., Tao, K.W., & Rodolfa, E.R. (2006). Distressed and distressing students: Creating campuscommunity of care. In College Student Mental Health: Effective Services and Strategies Across Campus. (Ed. S. Benton). Published, 01/2006.
  • Owen, J., Tao, K.W., & Rodolfa, E. (2005). Supervising counseling center trainees in the era of evidence based practices. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 20(1), 67-77. Co-published in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Practice in College Mental Health (Ed. S. E. Cooper). Published, 10/2005.
  • Hird, J.S., Tao, K.W., & Gloria, A.M. (2004). Examining multicultural supervision competence in racially similar and different supervision dyads. The Clinical Supervisor, 23, 107-122. Published, 02/2004.
  • Byars-Winston, A., Akcali, O., Tao, K.W., Nepomuceno, C.A., Anctil, T., Acevedo, V., Benally, N., & Wilton, G. (2004). The challenges, impact, and implementation of critical multicultural pedagogies. In C. Z. Enns & A. L. Sinacore (Eds.), Borders and intersections: Toward creating multicultural feminist pedagogies. (pp. 125-142).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press. Published, 01/2004.
  • Tao, K.W., Owen, J. & Drinane, J.M. (2017). Was that racist? An experimental study of microaggression ambiguity and emotional reactions for racial-ethnic minority and white individuals. Race & Social Problems. Vol. 9, 262-279. Published, 12/2017.
  • Drinane, J.M., Owen, J. & Tao, K.W. (2017). Cultural concealment and therapy outcomes. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Accepted, 11/2017.
  • Owen, J., Tao, K.W. & Drinane, J.M. (2017). Microaggressions: Clinical impact and psychological harm. John Wiley & Sons. Accepted, 11/2017.

Presentations

  • White, C.R., O’Brien, K., Tao, K.W., DiLorenzo, P., Kelly, S. & Morgan, L. (March 2012). The Multi-Site Accelerated Permanency Project: Helping Older Adolescents in Foster Care Achieve Permanency. Symposium presented at the Society for Research on Adolescnece Biennial Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. Presentation, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Owen, J., Imel, Z.E., & Tao, K.W., & Obasi, E. (August 2009). Microaggressions in Psychotherapy. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Presentation, Presented, 08/2009.
  • Owen, J. Imel, Z.E., Tao, K.W., Smith, A., & Rodolfa, E. (June 2008). Cultural ruptures: A preliminary multilevel examination of racial microaggressions in psychotherapy. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, Barcelona, Spain. Presentation, Presented, 06/2008.
  • Tao, K.W., Gutkowska, M., Kim, S.C. & Rastogi, M. (March 2008). Globalization and College Counseling: Extending and Creating Culturally Relevant Services. Symposium presented at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Presented, 03/2008.
  • Tao, K.W. & Gloria, A.M. (August 2007). Women of Color and Academic Persistence Decisions. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2007.
  • Owen, J., Tao, K.W., Foo-Kune, N.M., Pranata, H., Pollak, J., Vasquez, B., & Haggins, K. (August 2006), Supervisors In Training: Reactions to Ruptures and Cross-Cultural Issues. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2006.
  • Tao, K.W. (December 2010). Accelerating Permanency for Older Youth in Care. Invited lecture presented to masters students in social work. University of Washington. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2010.
  • Tao, K.W. (October 2007). Common Factors in Psychotherapy. Invited lecture presented to practicum students at the Counseling and Consultation Services, University of Wisconsin –Madison. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2007.
  • Baldwin, O., Francis-Montano, D., Rastogi, M., Sommerfeld, A.K., & Tao, K.W. (August 2007). Complexities of Diversity. Invited workshop for the Wisconsin Psychological Association Continuing Education Program. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2007.
  • Tao, K.W. (July 2007). Mental Health Consultation on a College Campus. Invited lecture for consultation course in the Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2007.
  • Tao, K.W. (May 2007). Body Image and the Beauty Myth. Invited presentation to the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2007.
  • Tao, K.W. (April 2007). Understanding Doctoral Academic Persistence: Intersections of Identity and Environment. Invited lecture for the Wisconsin Spencer-Lecture Series, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2007.
  • Tao, K.W. & Sommerfeld, A.K. (November 2006). Embracing, Implementing and Benefiting From Diversity Initiatives. Invited presentation to the Graduate Student Collaborative and Multicultural Graduate Network, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2006.
  • Enns, C.E., Tao, K.W., Fassinger, R., Boyer, M., & Forrest, L. (August 2006). Multiple identities, oppressions, and privileges: Critical incidents and teaching strategies. In symposium with Byars-Winston, A.M., Nepomuceno, C.A., Ancis, J., & Ali, S.R. Discussant: Reid, P. Multicultural Critical Incidents in the Classroom. Symposium presented at the 115th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2006.
  • Tao, K.W. (September 2006). First year Students and Mental Health. In symposium with Middlestadt, K., Turner, K., Dickman, E., & Martin, C. Who are these students anyway?: From theory to practice with our newest UW students. Invited presentation for the First Year Conference, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2006.
  • Tao, K.W., Quintana, S.M., Besson, D.D., & Carasco, A. (August 2004) Native Hawaiian children’s understanding of culture and race: A qualitative analysis. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI. Presentation, Presented, 08/2004.
  • Tao, K.W., Gloria, A.M. & Hird, J.S. (August 2003) Assessing cultural characteristics in racially similar and dissimilar supervision dyads. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Presentation, Presented, 08/2003.
  • Byars, A.M., Nepomuceno, C.A., Anctil, T.M., Tao, K.W., Acevedo, V., Benally, N. (November 2002). Pedagogy that provokes: Teaching that transforms: Implications of a psychology of U.S. Women of Color course. Symposium presented at the 27th Annual University of Wisconsin- System Women Studies Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. Presentation, Presented, 11/2002.
  • Tao, K.W., Gloria, A. M., & Hird, J. S. (August 2002). Multicultural supervision competence of intern supervisors: A national survey. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Presented, 08/2002.
  • Tao, K.W., Gloria, A.M. & Hird, J.S. (February 2002). Perspectives on multicultural supervision: What’s (not) happening? Symposium presented at the 20th Annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable Conference on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Presentation, Presented, 02/2002.
  • Byars, A., Wilton, G., Acevedo, V., Anctil, T., Benally, N., Nepomuceno, C.A., & Tao, K.W. (August 2001). Innovative approach to teaching the psychology of US women of color. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2001.
  • Tao, K.W. & Anctil, T.M. (August 2001). Conversations in the home. In symposium with Nepomuceno C.A., Byars, A., Wilton, G, Acevedo, V. & Benally, N. U.S. Women of color: Pedagogy meets process. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2001.
  • Tao, K.W., Burke, D.M. & Yeh, C.J. (August 2000). AsTao, K.W., Burke, D.M. & Yeh, C.J. (August 2000). Asian American women: Expectations across relational contexts. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.ian American women: Expectations across relational contexts. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Presentation, Presented, 08/2000.
  • Got cultural humility? Leveraging cultural processes to enhance clinical interactions, University of Utah College of Nursing. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2018.
  • The interpersonal is cultural: A multicultural framework, Utah Center for Evidenced Based Treatment. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2017.
  • Advanced Multicultural Orientation: Framework for Mental Health Counselors, Master Therapist Series, Rollins College. Orlando, FL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/10/2017.
  • Tao, K.W., Dorn, U.P., Hashtpari, H., Merced, K., Kuo, P., Cornejo, P.A., & Corrales, C. (Nov 2017). “Lifting as we climb”: Rising up through peer mentorship among students and faculty of color. Workshop to be presented at the 27th Annual Conference for the National Association for Multicultural Education. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/03/2017.
  • Tao, K.W., Arvízo, J. , Merced, K., Hernandez, J., & Ramos, A. (Nov 2017). Lessons on resistance: A new revolution in the elementary school classroom. Workshop to be presented at the 27th Annual Conference for the National Association for Multicultural Education. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/02/2017.
  • Raising socially conscious and conscientious youth. UT Museum of Fine Arts, Art.Community.Museum.Education. (ACME) Session. Salt Lake City, UT . Presentation, Presented, 09/2017.
  • Gunnerson, K., Tao, K.W., & Batt, N. (Aug 2017). How strong is the bridge? First generation students and their college trajectory. Poster presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C. Presentation, Presented, 08/2017.
  • Hernandez, J., Merced, K., Arvízo, J., Hashtpari, H. & Tao, K.W. (Aug 2017). The effects of culturally sustaining pedagogy on elementary age students' academic attitudes. Poster presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C. Presentation, Presented, 08/2017.
  • Hashtpari, H., Hernandez, J., Merced, K., Arvízo, J. & Tao, K.W. (Aug 2017). What does it mean to be Latin@? A qualitative study of ethnic identity among pre-adolescent Latin@s. Poster presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C. Presentation, Presented, 08/2017.
  • Struve, J., & Metzler, C. & Tao, K.W. (June 2017). The impact if microaggressions on sexual and gender diverse individuals. Moderator: Diana Thomas. Panel presentation for the Hope & Resilience: Reducing Interpersonal Violence for Sexually and Gender Diverse Individuals Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Mind the gap: Trust and power in the classroom. Invited training for Rose Park Elementary professional development series. Rose Park Elementary, Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Arvízo, J., Tao, K.W., Merced K., Hernandez, J. & Hashtpari, H. (Mar 2017). Building interpersonal grit in educational justice work: Lessons from the We Are Rose Park project. (Mar 2017). Workshop presented at the National Multicultural Education Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Liang, C., Dorn, U.P. & Tao, K.W. (Mar 2017). Not fresh off the boat: The impact of the model minority myth on Asian Americans. Structured Discussion presented at the 2017 Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Milwaukee, WI. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Noel, N., Whiteley, A., Ozawa-Kirk, J. & Tao, K.W. (Mar 2017). To see or not to see: Social class, an invisible identity. Structured Discussion presented at the 2017 Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Whiteley, A., Noel, N., Ozawa-Kirk, J. & Tao, K.W. (Mar 2017). Creating an intersectional multicultural feminist process in research. Structured discussion presented at the 2017 Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Milwaukee, WI. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Hernandez, J., Merced, K., Kuo, P. & Tao, K.W. (February 2017). Microaggressions: The social organisms that get under our skin. Presentation to the Racial Battle Fatigue Research Group, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 02/2017.
  • Dorn, U.P., Tao, K.W. & Merced, K. (Jan 2017). Multicultural training from a POC lens: Implications for counselor training at a PWI. Roundtable presentation at the 2017 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Portland, OR. Presentation, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Tao, K.W. (November 2016). A way of being with clients: A multicultural orientation approach to counseling. Master Therapist Series, Rollins College. Orlando, FL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Tao, K.W. (November 2016). What if you really knew me? Presentation to the College of Education at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Whiteley, A., *Ozawa-Kirk, J., *Noel, N. & Tao, K.W. (Nov 2016). Challenging essentialism in multicultural counseling: A grounded theory study of multicultural competence in white psychotherapy dyads. Symposium presented at North American Society for Psychotherapy 2016 Conference. Berkeley, CA. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Tao, K.W. (August 2016). Identity in the classroom. Workshop to Rose Park Elementary teachers and administrators. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2016.
  • Berman, M., Budge, S., Duan, C., Fuertes, J. , Imel, Z.E., Owen, J.....Tao, K.W. (Aug 2016). Section Roundtable: Promotion of multicultural psychotherapy science: What do we have to learn? What do we have to offer? Roundtable discussion at American Psychological Association Annal Meeting, Denver, CO. Presentation, Presented, 08/2016.
  • Tao, K.W., *Whiteley, A., *Noel, N. & *Ozawa-Kirk, J. (Aug 2016). White therapy dyads and missed cultural opportunities. Symposium presented at American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. Presentation, Presented, 08/2016.
  • Tao, K.W. (January 2016). Multicultural Competence and Multicultural Orientation: Shifting from doing to being. Presentation for the Association for Women in Psychology (Utah Chapter ) and LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah Joint Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2016.
  • Tao, K.W. (Oct 2015). got competence? a new framework for counseling centers committed to multiculturalism. Invited keynote for the annual Utah University Counseling Centers Conference. Park City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/30/2015.
  • Tao, K.W. & Dorn, U.P. (Aug 2015). Intersectionality and complexity: Tao, Tao, K.W. & Dorn, U.P. (Aug 2015). Intersectionality and complexity: Expanding what it means for women to "have it all.” Roundtable Discussion presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada. Presentation, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Dorn, U.P., Tao, K.W., Andreason, H., & Corrales, C. (Aug 2015). It’s not Dorn, U.P., Tao, K.W., Andreason, H., & Corrales, C. (Aug 2015). It’s not just our agenda: Faculty of Color and perspectives on multicultural training. Conversation Hour proposal presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Drinane, J.M., Owen, J., Tao, K.W., Adelson, J.L., Hook, J.N., Davis, D.E. & Foo Kune, N. (Aug 2015). Cultural comfort: Does it explain racial/ethnic disparities in dropout within counselor caseloads? Poster presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada. Presentation, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Tao, K.W., Owen, J., Pace, B., & Imel, Z.E. (Aug 2015). Effects of Tao, K.W., Owen, J., Pace, B., & Imel, Z.E. (Aug 2015). Effects of multicultural competence on psychotherapy process and outcome: A Meta-Analysis. Poster presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada. Presentation, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Tao, K.W. (May 2015). Will I make it? Impostor phenomenon in STEM women doctoral students. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, New York, NY. Presentation, Presented, 05/2015.
  • Tao, K.W. (Mar 2015). Should I even be here? Impostorism and persistence attitudes in STEM women doctoral students. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Women in Psychology Conference. San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Owen, J., Davis, D.E., & Tao, K.W. (March 2014) Therapists’ Multicultural Orientation: Cultural Humility, Cultural Comfort, and Addressing Microaggressions. Symposium presented at the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference. Atlanta, GA. Presentation, Presented, 03/2014.

Research Groups

  • Culture, Well-being and Diversity Lab, Research Professor. Educational Psychology. 08/22/2016 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Multicultural Counselor Training Clinic. PI: Karen W. Tao. University Teaching Committee, 08/2012 - 05/2013. Total project budget to date: $3,252.00

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese, functional.