Thomas Harrell

Emeritus Faculty | College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Contact Information

Educational Background

B.A.  East Carolina University 1973
M.A.  East Carolina University 1975
Ph.D.  University of Georgia 1979

Current Courses

Personality and Psychotherapy

Clinical Skills and Techniques II

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Clinical Applications in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Clinical Practicum Supervision at Scott Center Psychological Services, Brevard Co. Department of Health, and Bevard Health Alliance

Doctoral Research Supervision

 

Selected Publications

Harrell, T. H., Johnson, R., & Gregg, A. (2007).  Fatigue Management Training for Adults Aging with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Manual for Individual Therapy and Self-Management Groups.  New York: Medline Publishing.

Harrell, T.H. (November, 2009). Self-Efficacy and Vulnerability to Depression in Chronic Illness.  Paper presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Harrell, Thomas H. & Russell, S. Corinne. (2009). The National Chronic Fatigue Survey.  Melbourne, FL:  Florida Institute of Technology.

Harrell, T. H., Johnson, R.C., Browning, T.G., & Chaney, R. (August, 2010). Impact of Fatigue Management Training in Chronic Illness.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Harrell, T. H., Johnson, R.C., Browning, T.G., & Chaney, R. (November, 2010). Fatigue Management Training in Chronic Illness.  Paper presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Harrell, T.H., Russell, C., Spencer, P., and Green, E. (2011).  Fatigue Management Training for Breast Cancer Survivors: Manual for Individual Therapy and Self-Management Groups.  New York: Medline Publishing.

Harrell, T.H., Russell, C., & Spencer, P. (2012).  Fatigue Management Training for Cancer Survivors: Manual for Individual Therapy and Self-Management Groups.  New York: Medline Publishing.

Harrell, T.H., Levinsky, I., & Barnett, R. (2012).  Fatigue Management Training for Adults Aging with Crohn’s Disease and other Chronic Gastroenterological Disorders: Manual for Individual Therapy and Self-Management Groups.  New York: Medline Publishing.

Harrell, T. H., Sank, V., Petroski, M., & Fleming, K. (2012). Parenting Chronically Ill Children: A National Survey.  Melbourne, FL:  Florida Institute of Technology.

Recognition & Awards

Clinical Psychology Faculty Member of the Year, 2010

Clinical Psychology Faculty Member of the Year, 2011

Research

Brief Interventions for Fatigue Management in Patients with Chronic Illness and Cancer Survivors

The National Chronic Fatigue Survey

Th National Survey of Parents of Chronically Ill Children

Research & Project Interests

Dr. Harrell’s research interests include the investigation of how cognitive control strategies and compensatory processes change in chronic illness and with age; assessment of the psychological and functional consequences of health decline in the chronically ill, and the determination of factors that facilitate successful adaptation to chronic illness and aging. He maintains an ongoing clinical and research program in these areas via the Fatigue Management Institute. 

The FMI develops and provides community-based self-management training for adults with chronic illness, and coordinates research projects investigating the effectiveness of the training, participant characteristics, and the role of self-efficacy in fatigue management. The FMI has also conducted a national survey examining fatigue in the chronically ill.

Dr. Harrell has recently developed a national survey of parents caring for chronically ill and developmentally disabled children.  The online survey will be capturing data through July 2013.