Faculty & Staff
- Laura Edwards
Visiting Assistant ProfessorOffice Location: Ayres 308
Specialties: Collaboration between clergy and psychologists, Integration of Psychology and Christianity, Mindfulness and how it affects learning, Developmental Psychology, Cross cultural psychology, Grief and Bereavement
Vitae PDF: Laura Edwards's Printable Vitae
Laura C. Edwards
(Ed.D.) (Doctoral student, Ed. D. Educational Psychology, Regent University, comps schedule for summer ‘14)
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College Graduate School,1998
Graduated with honors
B.A. Counseling, Berean University, 1996
Graduated cum laude
HONORS AND AWARDS
Francis J White Award for Psychology and Ministry, 1998
Omicron-Psy Honor Society, member
National Dean’s List, 1984, 1985, 1995, 1996
Who’s Who Among College and University Students, 1984, 1996
Nominated for Student of the Year,
Visiting Assistant Professor – Taylor University
Psychology instructor – Ivy Tech Community College
Life Span Development
Student Success Instructor – Ivy Tech Community College
First year seminar
New Student Seminar
Face to face and online
Professor of Developmental Psychology at Londrina Bible Seminary. (Undergraduate level).
Coordinator of the graduate program in Counseling at Londrina Bible Seminary Graduate School (LBSG).
Taught the following courses at the graduate level at LBS
Elements of Counseling
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Coordinator of the graduate program in Couples’ Counseling at Londrina Bible Seminary Graduate School.
Taught the following courses at the graduate level at LBSG in the Couples’ Counseling Program
Pre-marital and Preventive Counseling
Taught the following classes at the graduate level at LBSG in the Hospital Counseling Program
Grief & Bereavement—funeral and follow-up with the family
Presented workshops on Child Psychology, Children’s Emotional Needs, Bullying, Communication and Conflict Resolution at the Londrina Bible Seminary.
Clinician at Shalom Community Church’s Counseling Center
Provided care for individuals, couples, and families; train and supervise lay and professional counselors.
Teacher Assistant and Supervisor – Wheaton College Graduate School. Class: Assessment
Clinician at TriCity Family Services
510 hours of supervised, clinical internship using the Family Systems approach and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for families, couples and individuals.
Caseworker with Lovaas Method with a 3-year-old child aimed at enhancing language and communication, social/play, pre-academic and independent living skills.
MANUSCRIPTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Edwards, L.C. (2006) Stones of remembrance 2: Wheaton living stones. Wheaton College, p. 313.
Edwards, L.C. (2002). Psychology and the church: Collaboration opportunities. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 21, 309-313.
Edwards, L.C., Lim, B. R. K. B., McMinn, M.R., Dominguez A. W. (1999), Examples of collaboration between Psychologists and Clergy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30, 547-551.
McMinn, M.R., Chaddock, T.P., Edwards, L.C., Lim, B. R. K. B. (1998). Psychologists collaborating with Clergy: Survey and implications. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 29, 564-570.
Edwards, L.C. (2001). Television’s impact on the family. Voz do Deserto Magazine, (7), 14-15.
Edwards, L.C. (2002). Boundaries and children. Seta Magazine,(3), 9.
Edwards, L. C. (under contract) The Psychology of Suffering and the Message of Jesus (2012). Emery University, Dr. L. Wesley de Souza.
Edwards, L.C. (2005). Psychology and the church: Collaboration opportunities. In McMinn, M. R., Dominguez, A. W. (Eds.), Psychology and the church (pp. 57-63). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
McMinn, M.R., Chaddock, T.P. Edwards, L.C. Lim, B.R.K.B & Campbell, C.D. (August 1997). Psychologists collaborating with clergy: Survey findings and implications. Paper 2008ed at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association.
McMinn, M.R. Chaddock, T.P. Edwards, L.C., Lim, B.R.K.B. (November, 1997). Clergy and Psychologists working together. Professional Issues Track. Workshop 2008ation at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference.
Edwards, L.C., Lim, B.R.K.B., McMinn, M.R., Chaddock, T.P. (March 1998). Examples of collaboration between psychologists and clergy. Workshop 2008ation at the annual meetings of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
2011 – Certificate for online teaching
1995 – TESOL Certificate, Mohawk University, Canada
AACC – Member – American Association of Christian Counselors
Portuguese: Fluent (Native speaker)
Spanish: Intermediate Level