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Dr. Greg Harris

Gregory Harris, B.A. (Hon.), M.Sc., Ph.D., RPsych.

Associate Professor (Faculty of Education)

Dr. Harris has been with the Faculty of Education since December 2006 in the area of Counselling Psychology and is also cross-appointed with the University Counselling Centre (2007) and the Department of Psychology (2008). He is past Chair of the Counselling Psychology graduate program at Memorial University, a Registered Psychologist in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and holds membership with the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. His theoretical model is eclectic, although he draws heavily on experiential models in his counselling practice.

Dr. Harris has varied teaching experiences. At the graduate level, he has taught ED 6700 (ethics and legal issues), 6702 (individual counselling), 6708 (group counselling), 6709 (assessment of intelligence and learning), and 6720 (internship in counselling psychology). At the undergraduate level, he has taught ED 4260 (nature of adolescence) and 4610 (nature and management of stress). In the past, he has also taught courses in abnormal psychology.

His primary research interests focus on HIV/AIDS, prevention of high-risk behaviour, positive psychology (e.g., hope, empowerment), and counselling/psychotherapy. He is actively engaged in research and has several ongoing projects. If you are interested in learning more about his research program, or potentially becoming involved in this research, please feel free to send him an e-mail.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Power-Elliott, M. & Harris, G.E. (2012). Guidance counsellor strategies for handling bullying. British Journal of Guidance and Counseling, 40, 83-98.

Harris, G.E. (2011). Individual stress management coursework in Canadian teacher preparation programs. Canadian Journal of Education, 34, 104-117.

Joy, R., Hesson, J., & Harris, G.E. (2011). Pre-service teachers' perceptions of the role of the guidance counsellor. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 45, Retrieved from

Bedi, R.P., Haverkamp, B.E., Beatch, R., Cave, D., Domene, J.F., Harris, G.E., & Mikhail, A. (2011). Counselling psychology in a Canadian context: Definition and description. Canadian Psychology, 52, 128-138.

Harris, G.E., Cameron, J.E., & Lang, J. (2011). Identification with Community-Based HIV Agencies as a Correlate of Turnover Intentions and General Self-Efficacy. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 21, 41-54.

Harris, G.E. & Joy, R.M. (2010). Educational Psychologists' Perspectives on their Professional Practice in Newfoundland and Labrador . Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 25, 205-220.

Harris, G.E. & Jeffery, G. (2010). School Counsellors' Perceptions on Working with Student High-Risk Behaviour. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 44, 150-190.

Talbot, F., Harris, G.E., & French, D. (2009). Treatment outcome in psychiatric inpatients: The discriminative value of self-esteem. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 39, 227-241.

Harris, G.E. (2009). In search of professional congruence: Reflections on ideological consistency between community-based research and counselling practice, Canadian Journal of Counselling, 43, 3-17.

Harris, G.E., & Larsen, D. (2008). High-risk behaviours following an HIV diagnosis, Counselling Psychology Review, 23, 48-68.

Harris, G.E., & Larsen, D. (2008). Understanding hope in the face of an HIV diagnosis and high-risk behaviours, Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 401-415.

Harris, G.E. & Larsen, D. (2007). HIV peer counselling and the development of hope: Perspectives from peer counsellors and peer counselling recipients, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 21, 843-859.

Harris, G.E., & Alderson, K. (2007). An investigation of gay men's experiences with HIV counselling and peer support services, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 26, 129-142.

Harris, G.E. & Alderson, K. (2006). Gay men living with HIV/AIDS: The potential for empowerment, Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 5, 9-24.

Harris, G. E. (2006). Practicing HIV/AIDS community-based research, AIDS Care, 18, 731-738.

Harris, G.E. (2006). Conjoint therapy and domestic violence: Treating the individuals and the relationship, Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 19, 373-379.

Harris, G.E., & Street, P. (2006). A critical examination of Nolen-Hoeksema's (2004) "Abnormal psychology", Canadian Journal of Counselling, 40, 123-125.

Harris, G.E., & Cameron, J. (2005). Multiple dimensions of organizational identification and commitment as predictors of turnover intentions and psychological well-being. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 37, 159-169.

Harris, G.E. (2003). Progressive muscle relaxation: Highly effective and often neglected. Guidance and Counselling, 18, 142-148.


Sample Non-Peer Reviewed/Trade Journal Publications

Harris, G.E. & Joy, R. Educational Psychology in Newfoundland and Labrador. NLTA Bulletin, April 2011.

Dalton , S. & Harris, G.E. (2010). Examining student-professor confidentiality: What are the expectations for psychology professors? The Morning Watch: Educational and Social Analysis, 37 (3-4), 10 pages.

Beatch, R., Bedi, R., Cave, D., Domene, J., Harris, G.E., Haverkamp, B., Loh, J., Marie, A., & Truscott, D. (2009). Counselling Psychology in a Canadian Context: Report and Definition from the Executive Committee for a Canadian Understanding of Counselling Psychology.

Beatch, R., Bedi, R., Cave, D., Domene, J., Harris, G.E., Haverkamp, B., Loh, J., Marie, A., & Truscott, D. (2008). Canadian Counselling Psychology. Canadian Psychological Association: Counselling Psychology Newsletter.

Harris, G.E. (2006, December). Open letter to the psychologists of Nova Scotia regarding job postings for clinical and applied psychologists. Nova Scotia Psychologist.

Harris, G.E. (2006). Counselling and clinical psychology: Making a case for employment equality in settings typically associated with clinical practice. Canadian Psychological Association: Counselling Psychology Newsletter, 3, 7-12.

Harris, G.E. (June/July/August 2006). Hope for our patients; Hope for ourselves. Vital Signs, 4.

Harris, G.E. (2004). Counselling and intentional hope: Working with clients living with HIV/AIDS. Cognica, 36, 16-18.


Dr. G. Harris
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education
G. A. Hickman Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X8

: E-5035
Tel: (709) 864-6925
Fax: (709) 864-2345