Jeffrey Elliott Ph.D.

Professor & Chair, Psychology
Psychology | School of Humanities and Social Sciences


  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY, Baltimore, MD DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, 2002 Human Services Psychology, Clinical Psychology Track (APA-accredited)
  • SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY, Salisbury, MD MASTER OF ARTS, 1993; General Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, FL Graduate Studies, Social Psychology; Concentration: Program Evaluation
  • SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY, Salisbury, MD BACHELOR OF ARTS, 1977, Magna Cum Laude; Major: Psychology, Minor: Mathematics

Professional Experience

  • MD Licensed Psychologist #4390
  • Stevenson University Professor and Department Chair of Psychology 2001-present, Department Chair since 2010
  • Upward Bound at Morgan State University Counselor/Program Evaluator 1994-present
  • Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, Inc. Clinician/Clinic Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor 1995-1998, 2000-2010
  • Springfield Hospital Center Clinical Intern 1998-1999
  • Chase-Brexton Mental Health Clinic Clinical Intern 1998-1999
  • Universal Counseling Therapist 1998-1999


Dissertation: Responsibility acceptance and aggression changes following group therapy for relationship abuse perpetrators. Chair, Christopher M. Murphy, Ph.D.

My research interests are in attitudes towards relationship violence and relationship indiscretions, but I consider myself a generalist interested in topics related to social psychological factors affecting clinical work. My primary goal is to facilitate undergraduate research projects. In addition to studies in my research area, I recently have supervised undergraduate research projects related to attitudes towards people with developmental disabilities, attitudes about physical punishment of children, double standards about premarital sex in men and women, attitudes about transgendered individuals, speech anxiety and mindfulness, and stigma about psychological counseling.


  • Semiatin, J.N.; Murphy, C. M.; & Elliott, J. D. (2013). Observed behavior during group treatment for partner-violent men: Acceptance of responsibility and promotion of change. Psychology of Violence, 3(2), 126-139. doi: 10.1037/a0029846
  • Morrel, T. M., Elliott, J. D., Murphy, C. M., & Taft, C. (2003). Cognitive and supportive group treatments for partner-violent men. Behavior Therapy, 34, 77-96.
  • Murphy, C. M., Morrel, T. M., Elliott, J. D., & Neavins, T. M. (2003). A Prognostic Indicator Scale for the treatment of partner abuse perpetrators. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18, 1087-1105.
  • Taft, C., Murphy, C. M., Elliott, J. D., & Morrel, T. M. (2001). Attendance-enhancing procedures in group counseling for domestic abusers. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 51-60.
  • Taft, C. T., Murphy, C. M., Elliott, J. D., & Keaser, M. C. (2001). Race and demographic factors in treatment attendance for domestically abusive men. Journal of Family Violence, 16, 385-400.


  • PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 108 – Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 201 – Writing for Psychology
  • PSY 208 – Human Sexuality
  • PSY 215 – Psychopathology
  • PSY 260 – Behavioral Approaches to Change
  • PSY 270 – Research Methods and Data Analysis I
  • PSY 303 – Social Psychology
  • PSY 309 – Field Placement
  • PSY 315 – Child Psychopathology
  • PSY 343 – Research Methods and Data Analysis II
  • PSY 350 – Topics in Psychology: Psychology in the Work Place: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 365 – Learning Theories and Their Applications
  • PSY 380 – Tests and Measurement
  • PSY 390/470 – Advanced Research Methods
  • PSY 400 – Senior Research: Proposal Development
  • PSY 401–Career Development 3
  • PSY 410 – Systems of Psychotherapy
  • PSY 450 – Advanced Field Placement
  • INDSC 320/420 – Junior/Senior Internships
  • Learning Beyond one-credit option, experiential learning courses associated with PSY 270, PSY 343, and PSY 365

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