Elizabeth Richardson


Elizabeth Richardson, PhD she/her



Curriculum Vitae




Liberal Arts 384


1999The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityPostdoctoral Internship and Residency
1997Louisiana State UniversityPhD in Clinical Psychology
1995Louisiana State UniversityMA in Clinical Psychology
1992Indiana UniversityBA in Psychology


  • Research Methods
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Young Adult Health Risk Behavior
  • Advanced Behavior Modification
  • Human Growth & Development





Advanced seminar exploring the developmental period of "emerging adulthood'. Research on the transition to adulthood and common health behaviors will be critically examined, such as: obesity, nutrition and physical activity; romantic relationships and sexuality; HIV/AIDs and STDs; tobacco, alcohol and drug use; depression and self-injury. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills and application of course content to current events.

Graduate seminar offered for one semester on a specific topic. Topics vary according to student needs and faculty expertise in particular areas of study. This course may be repeated with change of content.

Student develops and executes an independent research thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. Graded A-F.


Research activities

  • The Oxford University Handbook of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (Lloyd-Richardson, Whitlock & Baetens, eds.; currently in press)
  • Use of CBT and ACT strategies embedded in undergraduate classes
  • Consultation and collaboration on projects exploring the benefits of equine assisted learning
  • Mindful parenting, healing, and growth


Research interests

  • Adolescent & young adult health risk behaviors
  • Growth, resilience & wellness
  • Equine assisted learning
  • Mindful parenting

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Morena, A.*, Trisal, A.* & Lloyd-Richardson, E.E. (*student) (in press).
    Promising approaches to prevention and intervention in university settings.
    In E.E. Lloyd-Richardson, J. Whitlock, & I. Baetens (Eds.), The Oxford University Press Handbook of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
  • Browning, M.E.*, Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., Schneider, R.L., Faro, A.L., Muehlenkamp, J.J. & Claudio-Hernandez, A. (2022).
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Co-Occurring Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Evidence-Based Treatments and Future Research Directions.
    The Behavior Therapist, 45(6), 199-208.
  • *Browning, M.E., *Morena, A., Gould, E.R. & Lloyd-Richardson, E.E. (2022).
    Brief ACT for Undergraduates: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Investigation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Delivered over Zoom.
    Journal of College Student Psychotherapy
  • Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., Strong, J., & Sonatore, D. (2022).
    The Equus Effect: A road to regulation through equine-assisted learning.
    In C. Meola (Ed.), Integrating Horses into Healing. New York: Elsevier.
  • Whitlock, J. & Lloyd-Richardson, E.E. (2019).
    Healing Self-Injury: A compassionate guide for parents and other loved ones.

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