Psychology

Meet the Faculty

 Dr. Elizabeth A Harwood

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D. University of Montana
M.A.  University of Montana
B.A.   Middlebury College 

Phone: (603) 897-8596; Email: eharwood@rivier.edu  

Courses Taught at Rivier University:

  •  General Psychology
  •  Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  •  Experimental Psychology
  •  Drugs & Behavior
  •  Counseling Theory & Practice
  •  Contemporary Controversies in Psychology
  •  Psychological Testing & Assessment
  •  Writing in the Behavioral Sciences
  •  Advanced Research Methods
  •  Psychopharmacology

Specialties

  • Clinical Interests: 
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
    • Interpersonal Therapy 
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 
    • Depression and Anxiety 
    • Transition to College 
  • Research Interests: 
    • Attachment 
    • Cognitive Personality factors 
    • Depression 
    • Relationship Conflict and Satisfaction 
    • Best Practices in Teaching 

Teaching Philosophy

 I am passionate about teaching. Out of all my roles and responsibilities as a faculty member at Rivier, teaching has been my favorite part of the job. Fostering students’ excitement about the field of psychology and sparking that innate desire to learn are my two main objectives as an educator. From the first class, I work hard to create a supportive, collaborative and intellectually engaging atmosphere. Students know that while I expect a lot out of them, I also care about them as individuals.  In addition to more traditional assigned readings and lectures, I utilize demonstrations, group exercises, discussions, case studies, real-world examples, debates, and Blackboard to promote learning. Students also take on more active roles through research presentations and by leading online or in-class discussions. As a result, students learn from each other and from the life experiences that they bring to class, creating a genuine respect for differing opinions.

Recent Professional Presentations

  • Harwood, E.A., Campbell, D.G., & Croot, L. (2010, November). Attachment-based and cognitive vulnerabilities to depressive symptomatology. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Harwood, E.A., Campbell, D.G., & Croot, L. (2009, November). Attachment, personality and conflict behaviors in romantic couples: Examining vulnerability to depression. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City, N.Y.
  • Harwood, E.A., Klocek, J.W., & Schleicher, H. (2005, November). Attachment and depressive symptoms in romantic relationships: The mediating roles of excessive reassurance seeking and dysfunctional attitudes. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C.
  • Harwood, E.A., Taylor, B.H., & Klocek, J.W. (2004, November). Attachment and sexual behavior: Predicting longevity and perceived seriousness of romantic relationships. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.
  • Campbell, D.G., Chaney, E.F., Liu, C., Harwood, E.A., Schleicher, H.E., & Rubenstein, L.V. (2006, November). Barriers to depression care: Analyzing the impact of treatment venue on stigma. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Schleicher, H.E., Harwood, E.A., Schuldberg, D.A., & Klocek, J.W. (2006, November). Examining the specificity of cognitive vulnerability to depression within the tripartite and cognitive content models. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago IL.
  • Schleicher, H.E., Harwood, E.A., Schuldberg, D.A., & Klocek, J.W. (2006, November). The association between looming cognitive style and the tripartite structure of mood. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Research Lab

In the Fall of 2011, the Depression Research Team was initiated in which I invited graduate students to take an active role in research through discussions of articles and research ideas, collection of data, and SPSS data entry. Currently, we are initiating two research projects examining vulnerability factors for depression and the prevalence of cyberbullying on college campuses. I hope in the future to incorporate undergraduate students into this lab.

 

Location
Regis Hall

For info, contact:
Elizabeth Harwood
Department Coordinator
(603) 897-8596
eharwood@rivier.edu