Evonne Edwards Research

Evonne Edwards, PhD

Staff Psychologist and Researcher, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

ORGANIZATIONS & DEPARTMENTS

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Southwest Clinic, Licensed Psychologist

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Edwards is a licensed psychologist who has worked at the Pine Rest Southwest Clinic since 2011, when she first came to Pine Rest to complete her pre-doctoral psychology internship. Evonne earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Iowa. In 2008 and 2012, she received her master’s and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, which is part of Biola University and located in the Los Angeles, California area.

At the Southwest Clinic at Pine Rest, located in Grandville, Michigan, Dr. Edwards sees patients of all ages, ranging from young children to older adults. Her areas of specialty include Personality Disorders, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, PTSD / Trauma / Sexual Abuse, Spiritual / Religious Issues, and Grief and Loss.


EDUCATION & TRAINING

BS in Psychology, University of Iowa (2006)
Master’s of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology: Rosemead School of Psychology (2008)
Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (2012)
PhD in Clinical Psychology: Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (2012)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research and presentation interests include quality improvement in psychotherapy, clinical effectiveness studies in psychology and psychiatry, adult attachment, emotion-regulation, psychophysiology, empathy, and spiritual development.


RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

VanBronkhorst, S., Roberts, D., Blankenship, K., & Edwards, E. (2016, October 27). 4.63 Diagnosis and Use of Psychotherapy among Children and Adolescents being prescribed Antipsychotics. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(10), S183. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2016.09.258

Petrous, J., Nagalla, M., & Edwards, E. (2016, April 15). Cycloid Psychosis.  Poster presented at the annual Michigan Psychiatric Society conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Hall, T. W., Edwards, E., & Wang, D. C. (2015, September 28). The Spiritual Development of Emerging Adults Over the College Years: A 4-Year Longitudinal Investigation. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication.

Nagalla, M., Edwards, E., Frederiksen, E., Roudabush, M., VanWeelden, K., Stauffer, C., Roberts, N., & Muzik, M. (2015, June 27). Mother and Baby Partial Program: Innovative Care and Treatment. Keynote presentation at the annual meeting of Postpartum Support International, Plymouth, MI.

Edwards, E. M., Williams, J. K., Hall, T. W., & Edwards, K. J. (2013, August). Individual Differences in Empathic Processing: An Event-related Potential Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Hall, T. W., & Edwards, E. M. (2013, August). Spiritual Development of Emerging Adults Over the College Years: A 4-Year Investigation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Hill, P. C., & Smith, E. (2013). Measurement in the psychology of religiousness and spirituality: Existing measures and new frontiers.  In K. Pargament (Ed.-in-Chief), J. Exline & J. Jones (Assoc. Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology:  APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Williams, J. K., &  Edwards, E. M. (2012, September 22). Task Properties Affect Typical Stimulus Valence Effects in Emotional Picture Processing: An ERP Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), New Orleans, LA.

Edwards, E. (2012). The Effect of Attachment Style on Empathy: Explicit & Neurocognitive Measures. (Doctoral dissertation). Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

Hill, P. C., Smith, E., & Sandage, S. J. (2012).  Religious and spiritual motivations in clinical practice.  In J. D. Aten, K. O’Grady, & E. L. Worthington, Jr. (Eds.), The Psychology of religion and spirituality for clinicians: Using research in your practice.  New York: Routledge.

Davis, E. B., Moriarty, G. L., & Smith, E. M. (2011, April). Client God Images: Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice. Paper presented at Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) 2011 International Conference.

Hill, P. C., Smith, E., & Sandage, S. J. (2011, April). Religious and Spiritual Motivations in Clinical Practice. Paper presented at Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) 2011 International Conference.

Smith, E., & Hall, T. W., & Augustyn, B. (2009). The Longitudinal Impact of Adult and God Attachment on Empathy During College. (Unpublished master’s thesis). Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

Smith, E., Hall, T. W., & Augustyn, B. (May, 2009). The Longitudinal Impact of Adult and God Attachment on Empathy During College. Poster session presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

Augustyn, B., Hall, T. W., & Smith, E. (2009, May). Predicting Forgiveness Over the College Years from Adult and God Attachment. Poster session presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

Smith, E., Luck, S. J., & Klohnen, E. (2002, April). Attention and attachment styles. Poster session presented at the University of Iowa Spring Undergraduate Research Forum.