Christina Harnett is a licensed psychologist, associate professor (clinical) in the Counseling and Human Services Program and chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Education. In addition to teaching courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, she teaches in the Master in Education in Health Professions Program, an inter-school educational initiative. She has developed several online courses within and outside of the counseling program. Her scholarship and training experience focus on stress management and resilience development in professional populations, as well as in promoting resilience in first responders to include military members, law enforcement professionals and teachers. She has presented to, or trained, these groups regionally, nationally and internationally.
Harnett has extensive clinical experience in working with adults in a variety of settings, including the practice of behavioral medicine in a hospital, where she was director of behavioral medicine and coordinator of training for an APA-Accredited Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Program. She has served as psychologist to professional schools within a university counseling center and also worked in private practice. She is trained in the use of hypnosis and relaxation strategies for promotion of health and wellness, and has given expert witness testimony at both state and federal court levels. Her focus on supporting the military post-9/11 led to her involvement in the Maryland National Guard’s Yellow Ribbon Program where she served for several years as part of their mental health team.
In addition, she has extensive experience in teaching in higher education, holding previous appointments on the psychology faculty, coordinator of psychology practica and director of a graduate clinical psychology program. Harnett is a member of the American Psychological Association, Baltimore Psychological Association and International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She has been awarded medals for meritorious service from both the Maryland Department of the Military and the U.S. Army. Her publications are centered on deployment issues related to the National Guard and Reserves and their families.