Author Bio

Rebecca brings a trauma-informed lens to her teaching and supervision, research, and clinical work. She is a Professor of Psychology at Westfield State University and a licensed clinical psychologist and health care provider. She received her M.Phil in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge and her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, with a focus on adolescent depression. She is passionate about teaching counseling and developmental courses and supervising graduate trainees. Clinically, Rebecca specializes in treating internalizing symptomatology, particularly among individuals who have experienced developmental and interpersonal trauma. Her research examines self-worth contingencies, emotion processes, and rumination in the development of depression, as well as risk and resilience in relational trauma.

Articles by Rebecca A. Burwell, PhD