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Psychology Faculty - Katrina Rufino

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Katrina Rufino

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: N1057
(713) 221-8014
rufinok@uhd.edu

​Dr. Rufino came to UHD in 2014.  She completed her predoctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and The Menninger Clinic.  She has previous clinical experience working with adults, children, and adolescents in hospital, community, and forensic settings.  Dr. Rufino is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas.

​Doctorate degree: Psychology (Sam Houston State University)

PSYC 3306 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

PSYC 3320 Research Methods

PSYC 3322 Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 4309 Psychology and the Law

PSYC 4395 Special Projects

​Dr. Rufino has a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a forensic emphasis from Sam Houston State University and a MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine and a two year combined research and clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/The Menninger Clinic.  Her extensive clinical training make her well qualified to teach Introduction to Clinical Psychology (PSY 3306).  Her extensive training and research in the interaction between psychology and the legal system make her well qualified to teach Psychology and the Law (PSY 4309).  Dr. Rufino is also a licensed psychologist, which along with her training make her qualified to teach Abnormal Psychology (PSY 3322).  Lastly, she has an active research program, which along with her education, training, and research fellowship make her well suited to teach Research Methods (PSY 3320).

Teaching Experience:

2014 – Present: Assistant Professor of Psychology, UHD

2010-2011: Teaching Assistant, Graduate Level, Sam Houston State University

2010: Instructor of Record, Undergraduate Level, Sam Houston State University

Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors:

Ellis, T. E., & Rufino, K. A. (in press). A Psychometric study of the Suicide Cognitions Scale with psychiatric inpatients. Psychological Assessment.

Rufino, K. A., Fox, K. A., Cramer, R., J., & Kercher, G. A. (2013).  The gang-victimization link: Considering the effects of ethnicity and protective behaviors among prison inmates. Deviant Behavior, 34, 25-37.

Boccaccini, M. T., Rufino, K. A., Jackson, R. L., Murrie, D. C. (2013). Personality Assessment Inventory scores as predictors of misconduct among sex offenders civilly committed as sexually violent predators. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1390-1395.

Rufino, K. A., Boccaccini, M. T., Hawes, S. W. & Murrie, D. C. (2012). When experts disagree, who was correct? A comparison of PCL-R scores from independent raters and opposing forensic experts. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 527-537.

​Dr. Rufino's research focuses on (1) suicide assessment including treatment outcomes and prediction and (2) forensic assessment including risk assessment and adversarial allegiance.

PUBLICATIONS

Ellis, T. E., Rufino, K. A., & Green, K. A. (in press). Implicit measure predicts response to treatment in psychiatric inpatients. Archives of Suicide Research.

 

Ellis, T. E., Rufino, K. A., Allen, J. G., Fowler, J. C., & Jobes, D. A. (in press). Adding suicide specific benefit to intensive psychiatric inpatient treatment: The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior.

 

Ellis, T. E., & Rufino, K. A. (2015). A Psychometric Study of the Suicide Cognitions Scale with psychiatric inpatients. Psychological Assessment, 27, 82-89.

 

Boccaccini, M. T., Rufino, K. A., Jackson, R. L., Murrie, D. C. (2013). Personality Assessment Inventory scores as predictors of misconduct among sex offenders civilly committed as sexually violent predators. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1390-1395.

 

Murrie, D. C., Boccaccini, M. T., Guarnera, L., & Rufino, K. A. (2013). Are forensic experts biased by the side that retained them? Psychological Science, 24, 1889-1897.

 

Rufino, K. A., Boccaccini, M. T., Hawes, S. W. & Murrie, D. C. (2012). When experts disagree, who was correct? A comparison of PCL-R scores from independent raters and opposing forensic experts. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 527-537.

 

Rufino, K. A., Boccaccini, M. T., & Guy, L. S. (2011).  Subjectivity and item performance on measures used to assess violence risk: The PCL-R and HCR-20 as exemplars. Assessment, 18, 453-463.


Grant funding from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health (2015)

Paul Baer Research Award, Baylor College of Medicine (2012)


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