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Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center at John Jay College (2019, Clinical Psychology)

M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center (2017, Psychology)

M.A., John Jay College (2015, Forensic Psychology)

B.S., University of Central Florida (2013, Psychology)


Dr. Edwards is a psychologist and researcher of treatment and theory for persons with emotion processing and emotion regulation difficulties. She is especially interested in adapting treatments for individuals with severe personality disorders and for forensic contexts. She completed her predoctoral internship in the Intensive Outpatient DBT program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Currently, Dr. Edwards works as a postdoctoral fellow with the VISN 2 MIRECC program at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. 

Scholarly Work

Edwards, E. (Under Review). Posttraumatic stress and alexithymia: A meta-analysis of trait presentation and correlation. Manuscript under review.

Edwards, E., Liu, Y., Ruiz, D., Brosowsky, N., & Wupperman, P. (Under Review). Emotional schemas and psychoemotional functioning: Introduction and evaluation of an integrated model across two independent samples. Manuscript under review. 

Edwards, E., Rinne, G., Kober, H., Griffin, S., Axelrod, S., & Cooney, E. (Under Review). Homework completion and phone coaching as predictors of treatment outcome in intensive outpatient DBT. Manuscript under review.

Tsai, J., Edwards, E., Cao, X., & Finlay, A. (Under Review). Disentangling military service and race as factors associated with any lifetime incarceration in the U.S. population. Manuscript under review.

Wupperman, P., Burns, N., Pugach, C., & Edwards, E. (In press). Treatment for individuals with severe mental illness and continued drug use while maintained on methadone. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, In press.

Edwards, E. R. & Wupperman, P. (2019). Research on emotional schemas: A review of findings and challenges. Clinical Psychologist, 23(1), 3-14.

Leahy, R. L., Wupperman, P., Edwards, E., Shivaji, S., & Molina, N. (2019). Metacognition and emotional schemas: Effects on depression and anxiety. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 12(1), 25-37.

Edwards, E. R., Shivaji, S., & Wupperman, P. (2018). The Emotion Mapping Activity: Preliminary evaluation of a mindfulness-informed exercise to improve emotion labeling in alexithymic persons. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 59(3), 319-327.

Edwards, E. R., Micek, A., Mottarella, K., & Wupperman, P. (2017). Emotion ideology mediates effects of risk factors on alexithymia development. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 35(3), 254-277.

Edwards, E. R. & Wupperman, P. (2017). Emotion regulation mediates effects of alexithymia and low emotion differentiation on impulsive aggressive behavior. Deviant Behavior, 38(10), 1160-1171.

Edwards, E. R. Gintoft-Cohen, M., & Wupperman, P. (2016). Substance-treatment professionals’ perceived barriers to incorporating mindfulness into treatment. Substance Use and Misuse, 51(14), 1930-1935.

Edwards, E. R. & Mottarella, K. (2015). Perceptions of the previously convicted: The influence of conviction type and therapy participation. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(12), 1358-1377.  

Edwards, E. R. & Mottarella, K. E. (2014). Preserving the right to a fair trial: An examination of the prejudicial value of visual and auditory evidence. North American Journal of Psychology, 16(2), 397-414.