Dr. Gregory Harris

Faculty of Education

Dr. Greg Harris

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


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

Contact Information:

Office: ED-5035
Tel: (709) 864-6925
Fax: (709) 864-2345
E-mail: gharris@mun.ca

Dr. Harris is a Professor with the Faculty of Education in the area of Counselling Psychology and is also cross-appointed with the University Counselling Centre and the Department of Psychology. He is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. His theoretical model is eclectic, although experiential models heavily inform his counselling framework.

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 research interests focus on prevention of HIV, understanding and preventing risk behaviour, therapeutic applications of positive psychology (e.g., hope, empowerment), as well as practice, conceptualization, and training considerations associated with counselling, especially in K-12 school contexts. 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.


Selected Publications

Hare, K., Dube, A., Marshall, Z., Gahagan, J., Harris, G.E., Tucker, M., Dykeman, M., MacDonald, J., (2015). Troubling the boundaries: The process of overcoming methodological challenges in a multi-jurisdictional, inter-sectorial policy scoping review. Evidence and Policy.

Marshall, Z., Dechman, M., Minichiello, A., Glynn, L. & Harris, G. (2015). Peering into the literature: A systematic review of the role of people who use injection drugs in harm reduction initiatives. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.03.002.

Tucker, M. & Harris, G.E. (2015). Alcohol use among university students: Considering a positive deviance approach. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/1359105314568577.

Harris, G.E., Corcoran, V., Myles, A., Savage, S., Pope, L.M., et al., Yetman, G. (2014). Establishing an Online HIV Peer Helping Programme: A Review of Process Challenges and Lessons Learned. Health Education Journal. Available online first: http://hej.sagepub.com/content/early/recent.

Pope, L.M. & Harris, G.E. (2014). Assertive Community Treatment in a Rural Canadian Community: Client Characteristics, Client Satisfaction, and Service Effectiveness. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 1-11. Available e-First: http://cjcmh.com/doi/pdf/10.7870/cjcmh-2014-019?src=recsys

Harris, G.E. & Dalton, S. (2014). University student expectations of confidentiality when disclosing information to their professors. Higher Education Studies, 4, 43-50.

Harris, G.E., Dupuis, L., Mugford, G.J., Johnston, L., Haase, D., Page, G., Haldane, H., Harris, N., Midodzi, W., Dow, G. (2014). Patterns and correlates of cannabis use among people with HIV in Maritime Canada. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, 25(1), 1-7.

Buchanan, K. & Harris, G.E. (2014). Teachers’ experiences of working with students who have attempted suicide and returned to the classroom. Canadian Journal of Education, 37(2), 1-28.

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.

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.