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April Harris-Britt, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Durham, NC

aharris-britt@fielding.edu

PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2003
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000
BA, Honors in Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Assessment
  • Research Methods
  • Ethics
  • Multiculturalism
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Multicultural Issues and Diversity
  • Child/Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Autism-Spectrum Disorders
  • Family Systems
  • Trauma and Violence
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts (AFCC)
  • NC Psychological Association (NCPA)
  • Association of Black Psychologists
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2007: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Disparities Scholar
  • 2006: Departmental Letter of Recognition for Teaching Excellence
  • Junior Mentor for Millennium Fellows Mentorship Program
 

Publications:

  • Ofonedu, M., Percy, W., Belcher, H., & Harris-Britt, A. (2013). Depression in inner city African American youth: A phenomenological study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22: 96-106.
  • Goldman-Fraser, J., Harris-Britt, A., Leone E, Kurtz-Costes, B. E., Martin, S. L. (2010). Emotional availability and maternal substance dependence. Infant Mental Health Journal, 31, 1-5.
  • Street, J., Harris-Britt, A., & Walker-Barnes, C (2009). Examining relationships between ethnic identity, family environment, and psychological outcomes for African American adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies.18, 412-420.
  • Kurtz-Costes, B., Rowley, S. J., Harris-Britt, A., & Woods, T. A. (2008). Math/science gender stereotypes and students’ perceptions of ability: Are girls resilient?. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 54, 386-409.
  • Harris-Britt, A., Valrie, C. Kurtz-Costes, B., & Rowley, S. J. (2007). Perceived racial discrimination and self-esteem in African American youth: Racial socialization as a protective factor. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 17, 669-682.
  • Martin, S. L., Casuneuva, C., Li, Y., Harris-Britt, A., & Kupper, L. L. (2006). Intimate partner violence and depression before and during pregnancy. Journal of Violence (Against Women), 12, 1-19.  
  • Harris-Britt, A, Martin, S. L., Li, Y., Casuneuva, C., & Kupper, L. L. (2004) Posttraumatic stress disorder and associated functional impairment during pregnancy: Some consequences of violence against women. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 11, 253-26.
  • Martin, S. L., Harris-Britt, A, Li, Y., Moracco, K. E., Kupper, L. L., & Campbell, J.C. (2004). Changes in intimate partner violence during pregnancy. Journal of Family Violence, 19, 201-210.
 

Presentations:

  • Harris-Britt, A., Cade, B, & Condie, L., and Hunter, S. (August, 2012). Updates and Applications of Practice Guidelines in Practice and Graduate Training. Paper Symposium presented at the Annual APA Convention; Orlando, FL.
  • Zervopoulos, J, Harris-Britt, A., Cade, B, & Condie, L. (August, 2011). Practice Guidelines in the Real World:Aspirations, Guidelines, and Professional Judgment (Paper Symposium at the Annual APA Convention; Washington, DC.
  • Harris-Britt, A. (August, 2010) Substance Use and Co-Occurring Risk Behaviors Among Black Adolescents Discussant at Paper Symposium at the Annual APA Convention; San Diego, CA.
  • Harris-Britt, A., & Okeke, N. (August, 2009). Managing the Effects of Discrimination through Racial Socialization: Implications for Clinical Practice. Invited Presentation by Division 12, Section VI at Annual APA Convention; Toronto, Canada.
  • Harris-Britt, A, & Hardaway, C. (2009). Pathways to Chronic Marijuana Use for African American Adolescent Males. Paper presented at the Annual APA Convention; Toronto, Canada.
  • Harris-Britt, A., & Okeke, N. (September, 2007). Battling the Effects of Discrimination with Parental Socialization: Implication for Clinical Practice.  Paper presented at the Annual Diversity Challenge Hosted by The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture; Boston, MA.
  • Goldman-Fraser, J., Harris-Britt, A., Kurtz-Costes, B. E., Martin, S. L. (March, 2007). The Emotional Availability of Substance-Dependent Mothers in Treatment: Psychosocial Correlates and Implications for Intervention. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; Boston, MA.
  • Harris-Britt, A., Okeke, N. A.., Kurtz-Costes, B. E., Rowley, S. J. (March, 2007). Mediational Influences in the Relationship between Racial Socialization and Achievement Outcomes in Late Childhood. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; Boston, MA.
  • Kurtz-Costes, B. E., Rowley, S. J., Copping, K., Wood, D., Okeke, N. A., Harris-Britt, A. (March, 2007). Middle School Adjustment in African American Youth: Gender and School Contextual Effects. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; Boston, MA.
  • Harris-Britt, A. Valrie, C. Kurtz-Costes, B., Rowley, (March, 2006). Too Much Versus Not Enough?: Race Socialization Messages as a Buffer Against the Effects of Perceived Discrimination.  Paper presented at Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence; San Francisco, CA.
  • Kurtz-Costes, B., Rowley, S. J., Woods, T. A., & Harris-Britt, A. (April, 2005). Math/Science Gender Stereotypes Across the Transition to Middle School: The development of stereotype resilience. Poster presented at Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; Atlanta, GA.
  • Harris-Britt, A. (August, 2004). Coping with peer-related stressors in middle school. Poster presented at American Psychological Association; Honolulu, Hawaii.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
  

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2005-Present: Licensed Psychologist – Private Practice
  • 2009-2013: Core Faculty – Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2005-2013: Adjunct Research Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.

 

 
 
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