Areas of Expertise:
Marriage and family therapy
Multicultural competency in mental health treatment and education
Military families and couples
PhD, University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Studies (Marriage and Family Therapy)
MEd, University of Oregon, Couple and Family Therapy
BA, Pennsylvania State University, Philosophy and Mathematics
Measuring youth perceptions of positive youth development programs: Measurement invariance across gender, age, and racial-ethnic group
Ruff, S. C., & Harrison, K. (2020). “Ask Me What I Want”: Community-based participatory research to explore transition-age foster Youth’s use of support services. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104608
Anderson, S. R., Anderson, S. A., Palmer (Harrison), K. L., Mutchler, M. S., Baker, L. K. (2011). Defining high conflict. American Journal of Family Therapy, 39, 11–27.
Palmer (Harrison), K., Anderson, S. A., & Sabatelli, R. M. (2009). How is the after school field defining program quality?: A review of effective program practices and definitions of program quality. Afterschool Matters, 9, 1-21.
Chronister, K., Linville, D., & Palmer (Harrison), K. (2008). Women domestic violence survivors’ career counseling experiences: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Career Development, 34, 339-361.
Selected Professional Experience:
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Michigan
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Fellow, SAMHSA/AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program (2008 – 2010)
Certified Gottman Educator (Bringing Baby Home program)