Dr. Karen Rich

Associate Professor
krich@marywood.edu
Phone: 570-348-6282 ext 2395
Office: Liberal Arts Center 81K

Dr. Karen Rich studies the effects of psychological trauma and institutional responses, on survivors of interpersonal violence. She also works with various organizations to develop protocols for trauma informed care.  An Associate Professor with Marywood since 2007, she teaches courses on social work practice, human development, gender issues and trauma. Most of her research has focused on police responses to rape reports, collaboration between police officers and victim advocates, victimization of persons with disabilities, and college students as secondary survivors.

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS:

  • Rich, K. (2014). Awareness activity: Developing empathy for the co-victims of rape. Chapter 32 in: Bean, R., Sean Davis and Maureen Davey (Eds.) Clinical supervision activities for increasing competence and self-awareness. New York: Wiley.
  • Rich, K. (2014). “Institutional Oppression” Chapter in: Linwood H. Cousins and J. Jeffrey Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of human services and diversity. New York: Sage. (in press)
  • Rich, K. (2014). “Victim Services” chapter in: Linwood H. Cousins and J. Jeffrey Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of human services and diversity. New York: Sage. (in press).
  • Rich, K. (2015). Best Practices for Addressing Rape: Police Collaboration with Victim Advocates. Chapter 13 in: Peter C. Kratkoski and Maximilan Edelbacher (Eds.) Collaborative policing: Police academics, professionals and communities working together for education, training, research and program implementation. CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis.                

Rich, K. (2014). Interviewing Rape Victims: Policy and Practice in an International Context. London: Palgrave/ Macmillan.