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Northwest Missouri State University

Carla Edwards

Carla Edwards



2430 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1997



  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology   University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • MBA  Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S. Psychology Park University

Courses Taught

  • History and Systems
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Principles of Counseling
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology

Academic Interests

  • Counseling
  • Substance Abuse
  • Abuse and Trauma Survivors
  • Suicide
  • Religion

Scholarly Activity

  • Murdock, N., Murdock, T., & Edwards, C. (2010). Therapist's attributions for client premature termination: Are therapists self-serving. Psychotherapy Today, 1-14..
  • Wessell, R., & Edwards, C. (2010). Biological and psychological interventions: Trends in substance disorders intervention research. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 1083-1088.
  • Edwards, C., Hendrix, R., Oehler, M., & Paulsen, E. (2009). Adolescent females and risk factors for suicide. Counseling Interviewer, 14-18.  
  • Edwards, C. E., Hendrix, R., Francis, A. & Russell, D. (2009). News media, experience of news media trauma, and leadership flexibility. Regional Business Review November, 28, 25-35.
  • Reinert, D. &  Edwards, C. E. (2009). Childhood Physical and Verbal Mistreatment, Psychological Symptoms, and Substance Use: Sex Differences and the Moderating Role of Attachment. Family Violence 24(8), 589-596.  
  • Reinert, D. &  Edwards, C. E. (2009). Attachment theory, childhood mistreatment, and religiosity. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 25-34.
  • Reinert, D., Edwards, C. & Hendrix, R. (2009). Attachment theory and religiosity: A summary of empirical research with implications for counseling Christian clients   Counseling & Values, 53, 112-125.

Student Group Advisement

  • Social Sciences Research Group

Other Professional Experiences

  • Licensed Psychologist