Dr. Claudia J. Haferkamp
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Clinical Psychology
Office: Byerly Hall 223C
Comments: Other hours by appointment
Dr. Haferkamp began her post-secondary education at Towson State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree. From Towson State, Dr. Haferkamp was accepted to Central Missouri State where she earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. From 1977-1983, Dr Haferkamp worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals in Missouri and North Carolina. To complete her higher education, Dr. Haferkamp attended Ball State University where she finished the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology and received her Ph.D. in 1987. From 1987-1991, she taught Masters and Doctoral students in counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.
Since beginning her professorship at Millersville in 1992, Dr. Haferkamp has taught Counseling Strategies (PSYC 447), Personality Theory (PSYC 335), Human Relations (PSYC 234) and Social Psychology (PSYC 317) at the undergraduate level. In addition, she has also taught Applied Social Psychology, Psychotherapy and Intervention, Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Career Development and Ethics and Professional Practice at the graduate level.
Her research interests while at Millersville have focused on adult attachment styles and the impact of relationship beliefs on trust and intimacy levels and more recently, cognitive distortions affecting clinicians' ethical decision-making and clinical supervision in cognitive-behavioral therapies. When not teaching or pursuing research interests, Dr. Haferkamp takes time to serve as a consultant/lecturer for "New Choices/New Options" program for single and displaced homemakers sponsored by the YWCA.