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Laura Edwards

Psychology

 

     
     

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office Location: Ayres 308
Phone: 998-5345
Email: lredwards@taylor.edu

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

 

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Laura C. Edwards

 

EDUCATION

(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, Berean University, 1996

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2013-Present
Visiting Assistant Professor – Taylor University

2011-2013
Psychology instructor – Ivy Tech Community College
Introductory Psychology,
Life Span Development

Jan 2012-Present
Student Success Instructor – Ivy Tech Community College
First year seminar
New Student Seminar
Face to face and online

1998-2008
Professor of Developmental Psychology at Londrina Bible Seminary. (Undergraduate level).

2002-2005
Coordinator of the graduate program in Counseling at Londrina Bible Seminary Graduate School (LBSG).

2002-2008
Taught the following courses at the graduate level at LBS  

Elements of Counseling
Crisis Intervention
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

1999-2005                  
Coordinator of the graduate program in Couples’ Counseling at Londrina Bible Seminary Graduate School.

1999-2008                  
Taught the following courses at the graduate level at LBSG in the Couples’ Counseling Program          

Couples’ Communication
Pre-marital and Preventive Counseling
Sexuality

1999-20                      
Taught the following classes at the graduate level at LBSG in the Hospital Counseling Program

Grief & Bereavement—funeral and follow-up with the family

1999-2005                  
Presented workshops on Child Psychology, Children’s Emotional Needs, Bullying, Communication and Conflict Resolution at the Londrina Bible Seminary.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

1998-2008
Clinician at Shalom Community Church’s Counseling Center
Provided care for individuals, couples, and families; train and supervise lay and professional counselors.

1997-1998
Teacher Assistant and Supervisor – Wheaton College Graduate School. Class: Assessment

1997-1998
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.

1996-1997
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.

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

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.

 

CHAPTERS

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

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. Chicago.

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. Dallas.

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. Chatanooga, TN.

 

CERTIFICATES

2011 – Certificate for online teaching
1995 – TESOL Certificate, Mohawk University, Canada

 

MEMBERSHIPS

AACC – Member – American Association of Christian Counselors

 

LANGUAGES

Portuguese: Fluent (Native speaker)
Spanish: Intermediate Level