Elizabeth C Banks, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Maternal depression
  • Traumatic childbirth
  • Resiliency factors
  • Health disparities
  • Social and relational justice and equity

Education:

  • PhD, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
  • MS, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

Dissertation:

  • ​The Relationships Between Stress, Social Support, Maternal Self-Efficacy, Maternal Depression, Maternal Reports of Child Demandingness and Maternal Reports of Child Social and Emotional Quality of Life in a Sample of Overweight and Obese Women Two Years Post Childbirth.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Maternal depression
  • Traumatic childbirth
  • Resiliency factors
  • Health disparities
  • Social and relational justice and equity

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor

Select Publications:

  • Baima, T. R., & Feldhousen (Banks), E. B. (2007). The heart of sexual trauma: Patriarchy as a centrally organizing principle for couple therapy. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 19(3), 13-36.
  • Sandberg, J. G., Feldhousen (Banks), E. B., & Busby, D. M. (2012). The impact of childhood abuse on women's and men's perceived parenting: Implications for practitioners. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 40(1), 74-91.
  • Jesse, D. E., Gaynes, B. N., Feldhousen (Banks), E. B., Newton, E. R., Bunch, S., & Hollon, S. D. (2015). Performance of a culturally tailored cognitive‐behavioral intervention integrated in a public health setting to reduce risk of antepartum depression: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of midwifery & women's health, 60(5), 578-592.
  • Jesse, D. E., Bian, H., Banks, E. C., Gaynes, B. N., Hollon, S. D., & Newton, E. R. (2016). Role of mediators in reducing antepartum depressive symptoms in rural low-income women receiving a culturally tailored cognitive behavioral intervention. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 1-9.
  • Martin, M., Allison, L., Banks, E., Bauman, D., Harsh, J., Hewitt, A. L., ... & Mauksch, L. (2019). Essential skills for family medicine residents practicing integrated behavioral health: A Delphi study.

Select Professional Experience:

  • NCU Teaching: 2016-present
  • North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Board Member: 2016 – present
  • Mental Health Equity Advocacy Leaders of NC : Member