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Christina Harnett: SOE Faculty 

Christina Harnett PhD

Associate Professor
(410) 516-9874
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Program Affiliations

Master of Education in the Health Professions; Police Executive Leadership Program; Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

Biography

Dr. Harnett is a licensed psychologist with extensive university teaching experience in graduate and undergraduate programs. She has served as a Coordinator of Training for an APA-Approved Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology within a hospital and Director of a Graduate Clinical Psychology Program at a university. She has considerable experience in clinical supervision overseeing practica/field experiences for psychology interns, graduate-level social workers, and medical residents. Finally, Dr. Harnett has served as a psychologist to the professional schools (medicine, law, pharmacy and social work) of a major university.
 

Clinically, Dr. Harnett’s expertise is in stress management, resilience, psychotraumatology and emergency mental health interventions/crisis interventions. Since 9/11, she has been actively engaged with public safety populations on building resilience through trainings and outreach. Her military interests center on family issues and veterans. She has developed and delivered curricula for the Maryland National Guard’s Reintegration and Deployment Cycle Support Programs, and served on numerous state and national committees on issues of veterans’ behavioral health. Recently, she traveled through the U.S. Department of State to the Republic of Estonia, to brief the Estonian Defense Force Medical Command on building community capacity for treating veterans and on managing veterans back into the civilian workforce. Dr. Harnett received the U.S. Department of the Army’s Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and the Maryland Department of the Military’s Meritorious Service Medal.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and Baltimore Psychological Association for which she held the role of Secretary to the Board. Her current research interests include issues in military families as well as promoting resilience among “first responders” to include educators.

Education

M.B.A. Loyola University, 1989, Executive Studies
Ph.D. The Catholic University of America, 1981, Psychology/Personality
M.A. The Catholic University of America, 1980, Psychology/General
M.A. Loyola University, 1978, Psychology/Clinical
B.S. Towson University, 1976, Psychology

Courses Taught

Theories of Personality
Developmental Psychology
Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences
Individual and Group Dynamics
Ensuring Learning through Assessment and Feedback

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Center (JH-PERCC): Pilot Research Project, Applying the Extended Parallel Process Model to Willingness-to-Respond in the fire system and in law enforcement (Co-Investigator) 2011-2012.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Harnett, C. & DeSimone, J. (2011). Managing the return of the young veteran to the workplace: Navigating the stormy seas of the homeland. In D. Kelly, S. Barksdale & D. Gitelson (Eds.) Treating young veterans: Promoting resilience through advocacy and practice. New York: Springer Publishers.

Harnett, C. & Gafney, M. (2011). Ensuring equality after the war for National Guard and Reserve Forces: Revisiting the Yellow Ribbon Initiative. In D. Kelly, S. Barksdale & D. Gitelson (Eds.) Treating young veterans: Promoting resilience through advocacy and practice. New York: Springer Publishers .

Harnett, C. (2012). Supporting National Guard and Reserve members, and
their Families. In A. Rubin, J. Coll, & E. Weiss (Eds.) Handbook of Military Social Work. New York: Wiley & Sons (in press).

Recent Presentations

Harnett, C. (October, 2010) Building and maintaining resilience in the face of trauma. Concerns of Police Survivors Annual Conference, Ocean City, MD.

Gafney, M., Harnett, C., & Martin, J. (Feb/2011). Addressing veterans’ needs: Best partnership practices. Military Symposium Presentation, 11th World Congress on Trauma, Stress and Coping, Baltimore, MD.

Adamson, L., Harnett, C., & Welzant, V. (February, 2011). Educator Resilience Initiative: Greater effectiveness through primary prevention. Workshop at 11th World Congress on Trauma, Stress and Coping, Baltimore, MD.

Harnett, C. (March, 2011). Building/Maintaining Resilience: Integrating Neuroscience into Practice. (Training, Canine Division), United States Secret Service, Beltsville, MD.

Harnett, C. (May, 2011). Neuroscience for Resilient Leadership. FBI National Training Academy Associates (MD/DE), Ocean City, MD.

Adamson, L. & Harnett, C. (July, 2011) Enhancing Teacher Resilience. Maryland Teaching Consortium Summer Institute, St. Michaels, MD.
DeSimone, J. & Harnett, C. (June/2012). Entrepreneurs as transformational leaders. Workshop for Education Industry Associates National Conference, Miami Beach, Florida.

Harnett, C. (August/2012). 21st Century Stress management strategies for lawyers. Workshop for New York Trial Prosecutors’Association. Albany, New York.

Harnett, C. (April/2012). Building community capacity for behavioral health
interventions for military members. Presentation to Estonian Defense Forces, Tallin, Estonia. Sponsored by U.S. Department of State/Department of Defense.

Harnett, C. (June/2012). Managing the return of the young veteran to the workplace. Presentation to Estonsian Defense Forces, Tallin, Estonia.
Sponsored by U.S. Department of State/Department of Defense.