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

Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about teaching. Out of all my roles and responsibilities as a faculty member at Rivier College, 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.

Research Lab:

Vulnerability factors for depression & Cyberbullying on college campuses

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.

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Courses Taught at Rivier College:

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

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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

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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.

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