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Elizabeth Richardson, PhD

Associate Professor


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





Study of development and characteristics of behavior disorders. Topics to be considered include: cause of abnormal behavior, transient personality reaction to acute or special stress, psychoneurotic disorders, and therapeutic measures.

Review of research in a major clinical area, for third year graduate students. Students create an in-depth review of the literature, culminating in a final project that is presented to two graduate faculty for review.

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


Research Activities

  • Whitlock, J. & Lloyd-Richardson, E.E. (2019). Healing Self-Injury: A compassionate guide for parents and other loved ones. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Collaboration with the International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Settings (ICSES), a small, international, interdisciplinary research group whose primary goal is to educate, address, and prevent self-injury in educational settings (
  • Continued certification in canine and equine-facilitated therapy (AAT) techniques, such as The Equus Effect (, and evaluation of their effectiveness.


Research Interests

  • Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)
  • Equine and other animal-assisted therapies
  • Youth health risk behaviors and behavior change
  • Mindful parenting

Select publications

  • Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., Lewis, S.P., Whitlock, J.L., Rodham, K. & Schatten, H.T. (2015).
    Research with adolescents who engage in non-suicidal self-injury: ethical considerations and challenges
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 9, 37.
  • Whitlock, J., Lloyd-Richardson, E., Fisseha, F. & Bates, T. (2018).
    Parental secondary stress: The often hidden consequences of non-suicidal self-injury in youth.
    Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74(1), 178-196.
  • Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., Hasking, P., Lewis, S., Hamza, C., McAllister, M., Baetens, I. & Muehlenkamp, J. (2020).
    Addressing self-injury in schools, Part 1: Understanding nonsuicidal self-injury and the importance of respectful curiosity in supporting youth who engage in self-injury
    NASN Journal of School Nursing
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