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Emily R Edwards, PhD

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Emily R Edwards, PhD


Dr. Emily Edwards is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State, Assistant Director of Education at VISN 2 MIRECC, Director of the James J Peters VAMC DBT for Justice-Involved Veterans Program, and Voluntary Clinical Instructor at Yale School of Medicine. She received her B.S. in Psychology from University of Central Florida, M.A. in Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and M.Phil. and PhD. in Clinical Psychology from City University of New York at John Jay College. She completed a predoctoral internship with the Adult DBT program at Yale School of Medicine / Yale-New Haven Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in mental illness research and treatment with the Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 2 MIRECC.

As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Edwards embraces integration of clinical practice and research. Her work focuses on themes of justice-involvement, suicide, and personality disorders, particularly among military Veterans, and on transdiagnostic interventions to reduce risk for individuals affected by these difficulties. She has authored over 40 publications to date and provided consultation services to local problem-solving courts, Veteran Benefits Association, and NYC Department of Corrections, among others.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    CUNY Graduate Center at John Jay College, Clinical Psychology (2019)
  • MPhil
    CUNY Graduate Center at John Jay College, Clinical Psychology (2017)
  • MA
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology (2015)
  • BS
    University of Central Florida, Psychology (2013)