College of Education *
College of Education *
Mary Ann Hoffman (CHSE)
Mary Ann Hoffman
Contact Information:
Room: 3222 Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-2865

Mary Ann Hoffman (Ph.D., University of Minnesota)
Professor, Counseling Psychology; CoPE
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)

Research Labs, Centers, Affiliations and Special Appointments:
Positive Coping, Health, and Well-Being Lab


Research Interests | Bio | Fellowships | Honors & Awards | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |

Research Interests

Intersection of health and overall psychosocial well-being with a focus on positive adaptation; Process and outcome in counseling and psychotherapy; Counselor training and clinical supervision. Link to my lab is below:


Professional Biography

Mary Ann Hoffman is a Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program housed in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College and her Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a Fellow in Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), Division 35 (Society of the Psychology of Women) and Division 38 (Society of Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She is chair-elect for the Section on the Promotion of Health Counseling Psychology, Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17). Dr. Hoffman is the recipient of the Dorothy Booz Black Award for outstanding achievement in counseling health psychology and her book Counseling Clients with HIV/AIDS: Assessment, Intervention and Prevention (Guilford) was named by Doody’s Review Service as one of the top health science books the year when it was published. She is a recipient of the College of Education Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award and is currently the ADVANCE Professor for the College of Education. Dr. Hoffman’s research interests include the intersection of health and overall well-being with a focus on protective psychosocial and positive psychology constructs. She has a particular interest in women’s health in terms of risk and protective factors. She also studies psychotherapy process and outcome and the training of counselors and clinical supervisors.

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Fellow of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), and Division 38 (Society for Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

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Honors & Awards

Dorothy Booz Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in Counseling Health Psychology from Division 17 of the American Psychological Association (Society for Counseling Psychology)

Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award (2014) from the College of Education, University of Maryland

ADVANCE Professor, College of Education

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Selected Publications


Hoffman, M.A. (1996). Counseling Clients with HIV Disease: Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention. New York, Guilford Publications, Inc.  (original edition): ISBN 9781572300637

Peer reviewed journal articles

Raque-Bogdan, T. L., & Hoffman, M. A. (2015).  The relationship among infertility, self- compassion, and well-being for women with primary or secondary Infertility.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(4), 484-496. doi:

Raque-Bogdan, T.L., Hoffman, M.A. Ginter, Amanda C.; Piontkowski, Sarah; Schexnayder, Kelci; White, Rachel (2015). The Work Life and Career Development of Young Breast Cancer Survivors. The Journal of Counseling Psychology. 62(4), 655-669. doi:

Hoffman, Mary Ann, Lent, Robert & Raque-Bogdan, Trisha  (2013). A Social Cognitive Perspective on Coping with Cancer: Theory, Research, and Intervention. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 240-267. 10.1177/0011000012461378

Schaefer Ziemer, Kathryn and Hoffman, Mary Ann, (2013). Beliefs and Attitudes Regarding HPV Vaccination Among College-Age Women. Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 1360-1370. DOI : 10.1177/1359105312462432.

Hoffman, Mary Ann & Kruczek, Theresa (2011).  A Bioecological Model of Mass Trauma: Individual, Community and Societal Effects. The Counseling Psychologist November 2011 39: 1087-1127, first published on July 13, 2011 doi:10.1177/0011000010397932

Jacobs, Sue, Hoffman, Mary Ann, Leach, M.M., & Gerstein, L. H. (2011). Counseling Psychology and Large-Scale Disasters: Moving on to Action, Practice, and Research The Counseling Psychologist November 2011 39: 1203-1211, first published on September 16, 2011 doi:10.1177/0011000011419309

Hess, Shirley, Knox, Sarah, Schultz, Jill, Hill, Clara E., Sloan, Lea, Hoffman, M.A., Brandt, Susan, & Kelley, Frances, (2008).  Predoctoral interns’ nondisclosure in supervision. Psychotherapy Research, 18, 400-411.

Lent, Robert W., Hoffman, Mary Ann, Hill, Clara E., Treistman, Dana, Mount, Mandy, & Singley, Daniel (2006). Client-specific counselor self-efficacy in novice counselors: Relation to perceptions of session quality.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 43-463.

Hoffman, Mary Ann, Phillips, Elaine, & Noumair, Debra (2006). Toward a Feminist and Multicultural Model of Consultation and Advocacy. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 32, 116-128.

Hoffman, Mary Ann, Hill, Clara E., Holmes, Stacey, & Freitas, G. (2005). Supervisor perspective on process and outcome of giving easy, difficult and no feedback to supervisees.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 3-13.

Book chapters

Hoffman, Mary Ann, Baker, Lisa M., Ziemer, Kathryn Schaefer, & Raque-Bogdan, Trisha. (in press) Breaking Through the Barriers: Psycho-education and interventions for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women. (in Press). The Handbook of Counseling Women.

Hoffman, Mary Ann (2012) Individual Counseling as an Intervention. In Hansen, J., & Altmaier, E., Eds. Handbook of Counseling Psychology, pp. 503-528. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hoffman, Mary Ann & Taylor, Nicole (2008). Physical health and counseling. In Leong, F. T. L., & Altmaier, E. M. Eds. Encyclopedia of Counseling: Changes and Challenges for Counseling in the 21st Century, New York: Sage.

Schmidt, C., Hoffman, M.A., & Taylor, N. (2006) Social Justice Related to Working with HIV and Schmidt, C., Hoffman, M.A., & Taylor, N. (2006) Social Justice Related to Working with HIV and AIDS from a Counseling Health Psychology Perspective. In Sadowsky, G. R., Gerstein, L., & Toporek, R. Eds.) The Handbook of Social Justice in Counseling Psychology. New York: Sage.

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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