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TIMOTHY ELLIOTT
Distinguished Professor
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile:
Research Interests
Disability and stress
Personal and familial adjustment following chronic illness
BIOGRAPHY
Timothy R. Elliott, Ph.D., ABPP, is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. He is a licensed psychologist and holds board certification (ABPP) in rehabilitation psychology.

His research has examined adjustment processes among persons living with chronic and disabling health conditions, with particular emphasis on the role of social problem-solving abilities and other factors that predict adjustment following disability. This work has resulted in over 200 professional publications and federal grant funding for over 15 years (including support for five randomized clinical trials). His research team pioneered the use of long-distance technologies in providing problem solving training to family caregivers of persons with acquired disabilities, including the first randomized clinical trials of a psychological intervention for family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries, and for family caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injuries. In 2006, he was featured in the instructional DVD entitled, Caregiving, as part of the Psychotherapy Video/DVD Series on Relationships published by American Psychological Association.

Elliott served on the Defense Health Board's Neurological/Behavioral Health subcommittee that advises on psychological/mental health issues and neurological symptoms and conditions among service members and their families. He was a member of the Presidential Caregiver Task Force for the American Psychological Association. He served as Editor for Rehabilitation Psychology (2006-2011); currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychology. With colleagues in public health he began Telehealth Counseling Clinic to 2008 to provide mental health services to clients in underserved counties in the Brazos Valley of Texas. It has evolved with the leadership of his protege, Dr. McCord, and is now known as the Telebehavioral Care Clinic (https://health.tamu.edu/care/telebehavioral-care/index.html). He is a recipient of several awards and honors from the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and the Society of Counseling Psychology.
Education
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Unviersity of Missouri-Columbia (1987)
M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, Auburn University (1981)
B.S., Elementary and Secondary Education, Freed-Hardeman University (1979)
COURSES TAUGHT
CPSY626. Psychopathology
2008C,2007C
CPSY626. PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
2020C,2019C,2017C,2016C,2015C
CPSY635. SOCIAL-COUNSELING INTER
2020C,2019C,2018C,2017C,2016C
CPSY683. FIELD PRACTICUM
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019B,2019A
CPSY683. Field Practicum
2009B,2009A,2008C,2008A
CPSY684. PROFESS INTERNSHIP
2020B,2020A,2019C,2019B,2019A
CPSY684. Internship- In Absentia
2009B,2009A,2008C
CPSY684. Profess Internship
2009B,2009A,2008C
CPSY685. Directed Studies
2009B,2009A,2008C,2008A
CPSY685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019A,2018C
CPSY688. Research Proposal Development
2009A
EPSY627. STRC PRSNLTY ASSMT CNS
2020A,2019A,2018A,2017A,2016A
BACKGROUND

Tim Elliott is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.
  • Completed clinical internship at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle, WA, 1986 - 1987
  • Obtained Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia ,1987 Joined the TAMU faculty in the summer of 2006
  • Division Head and Training Director for the APA-approved Counseling Psychology doctoral program at TAMU (through August, 2020)
  • Research has examined adjustment processes among persons living with chronic and disabling health conditions
  • Over 250 professional publications and continued federal funding for 15 years (including support for five randomized clinical trials)
  • Identified in 2013 as one of the 20 most productive academic counseling psychologists
  • Co-editor of the first (2000) and the third edition (2019) of the Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • Editor of Rehabilitation Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association, 2006 - 2011
  • Served as an Associate Editor for Rehabilitation Psychology, the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
  • Fellow of three APA divisions and holds board certification (ABPP) in rehabilitation psychology
  • Member, Council of Editors, American Psychological Association, 2005 [150] 2011
  • Member, Presidential Task Force on Family Caregivers, American Psychological Association, 2009-2011
  • Member, APA Council of Representatives, 2010 - 2013
  • Founding Director of the TAMU Telebehavioral Care Clinic
  • Member, Neurological/Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Defense Health Board, 2013 - 2017
GRADUATE COURSES

I teach several courses in the counseling psychology doctoral program at TAMU.

Currently, I am responsible for these courses:

  • CPSY 626 Psychopathology
  • CPSY 635 Social-Counseling Psychology Interface Seminar
  • Chapters for 2020 class (zip file)
  • EPSY 627 Structured Personality Assessment in Counseling

In the past, I taught these courses:

  • CPSY 633 Introduction to Group
  • CPSY 632 Career Counseling
  • Practicum
FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Sidai Dong, Ph.D. (Summer 2021)
Arynn C. Auzout (Summer 2020)
Leslie Kate Lowry (Summer 2020)
Lauren Long Barron (Summer 2019)
Michaela V. Walsh (Fall 2018)
Elizabeth Tumlinson Brower Leuthold (Summer 2018)
Christine Marie Rosner (Summer 2018)
Trey William Armstrong (Summer 2018)
Jeremy J. Saenz (Summer 2018)
Alejandra Danielle Sequeira (Summer 2017)
Chantel Gale Frazier (Summer 2017)
Tania Rendon Santiago (Summer 2017)
Julia Marie Paul Poritz (Summer 2016)
Araceli Lopez (Summer 2016)
Jessica Chang (Summer 2016)
Daniel Wright (Summer 2015)
Richard Roberson (Summer 2015)
Meredith Willaimson (Summer 2014)
Natalia Jimenez (Fall 2013)
Carly McCord (Summer 2013)
Helene Cook (Summer 2012)
Jessica Hoslins (Summer 2012)
Kelly Caver (Summer 2012)
Laura Stephens (Summer 2012)
Edgar Villarreal (Summer 2012)
Neeta Ramkumar (Summer 2012)
Norma Erosa (Summer 2012)
Caitlin Hernandez (Summer 2012)
James Resch (Summer 2011)
Ryan Thomas Blucker (Spring 2011)
PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: November 7, 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama
Married to Nancy Hampton Elliott
Children: Natalie Elliott and Victoria Elliott
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
Brenner, L. A., Reid-Arndt, S. A., Elliott, T., Frank, R. G., & Caplan, B. (2019). Handbook of rehabilitation psychology, 3rd edition. Washington, D.C., U.S.: American Psychological Association
Frank, R. G., & Elliott, T. (2000). Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.
Journal Articles
Perrin, P., & Elliott, T. (2019). Batten down the hatches or set the sails? Counseling psychology in the age of integrated health care. The Counseling Psychologist, 47, 1061-1067.
McKee, G. B., Pierce, B. S., Tyler, C. M., Perrin, P. B., & Elliott, T. R. (in press). The COVID-19 pandemic’s influence on family systems therapists’ provision of teletherapy. Family Process.
Perrin, P. B., McDonald, S. D., Watson, J. D., Pierce, B. S., & Elliott, T. R. (2021). A telehealth Transition Assistance Program for acute spinal cord injury caregivers: Protocol for a mixed-methods, randomized clinical trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Research Protocols, 10(3), e28256
doi: 10.2196/28256
Elliott, T. R. (2020). Opening editorial: Telepsychology: Research, training, practice and policy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76, 923-924.
Perrin, P., Pierce, B. S., & Elliott, T. (2020). COVID-19 and telemedicine: A revolution in healthcare delivery is at hand. Health Science Reports, June 3(2); e166. doi: 10.1002/hsr.166
Armstrong, T. W., Williamson, M., Elliott, T., Jackson, W. T., Kearns, N., & Ryan, T. (2019). Psychological distress among persons with upper extremity limb loss. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24, 746[48]13763.
Elliott, T., Hsiao, Y. Y., Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B., Gulliver, S. B., Kwok, O.M., Morissette, S., & Meyer, E. C. (2019). Resilience facilitates adjustment through greater psychological flexibility among Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans with and without mild traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 64(4), 383-397. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000282
Kearns, N. T., Powers, M. B., Jackson, W. T., Elliott, T., & Ryan, T. (2019). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and substance use among patients with upper limb amputation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(26), 3157-3164. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09638288.2018.1485180
Meyer, E. C., Kotte, A., Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B., Elliott, T. R., Gulliver, S., & Morissette, S. B. (2019). Predictors of lower-than-expected posttraumatic symptom severity in war veterans: The influence of personality, self-reported trait resilience, and psychological flexibility. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 113, 1-8. doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.12.005
Ryan-Gonzalez, C., Kimbrel, N., Meyer, E., Gordon, E., DeBeer, B., Gulliver, S., Elliott, T., & Morissette, S. (2019). Differences in PTSD symptoms among post-9/11 veterans with blast- and non-blast mild TBI. Journal of Neurotrauma, 36, 1584-1590. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2017.5590
Sanchez-Gonzalez, M. L. S., McCord, C. E., Dopp, A. R., Tarlow, K. R., Dickey, N. J., McMaughan, D. K., & Elliott, T. R. (2019). Telemental health training and delivery in primary care: A case report of interdisciplinary treatment. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 260-270.
Kearns, N. T., Jackson, W. T., Elliott, T. R., Ryan, T., & Armstrong, T. W. (2018). Differences in level of upper limb loss on functional impairment, psychological well-being, and substance use: a brief report. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63, 141-147.
Laird, V., Elliott, T. R., Brossart, D. F., Luo, W., Hicks, J. A., Warren, A. M., & Foreman, M. (2018). Trajectories of affective balance one year after traumatic injury: Associations with resilience, social support, and mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Happiness Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10902-018-0004-1
Elliott, T., Hsiao, Y. Y., Kimbrel, N., Meyer, E., DeBeer, B., Gulliver, S. B., Kwok, O. M., & Morissette, S. B. (2017). Resilience and traumatic brain injury among Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans; Differential patterns of adjustment and quality of life. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73. 1160-1178
Pendergrass, A., Hautzinger, M., Elliott, T., Schilling, O., Becker, C., & Pfeiffer, K. (2017). Depressive symptoms of stroke caregivers in association with care tasks, secondary stressors, and coping strategies: A path analysis. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62, 81-88.
*Armstrong, T. W., *Surya, S., Elliott, T. R., Brossart, D. F., & Burdine, J. N. (2016, February 18). Depression and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Persons With Sensory Disabilities in a Health Professional Shortage Area. Rehabilitation Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000083
Barringer, N., Kotwal, R., Lewis, M., Funderburk, L., Elliott, T., Crouse, S., Smith, S., Greenwood, M., & Kreider, R. (2016). Fatty acid blood levels, vitamin d status, physical performance, activity and resiliency: A novel potential screening tool for depressed mood in active duty soldiers. Military Medicine, 181, 1114-1120.
Elliott, T. (2016). External funding and competing visions for academic counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 44, 525-535. [Invited Commentary]
Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Nguyen, H. M., Williamson, M. L. C., Kalpinski, R., Underhill, A., & Fine, P. R. (2016). Does participation mediate the prospective effects of burn injury severity, functional impairment and pain to quality of life? Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 2398-2408.
McCord, C., Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Underhill, A., & Fine, P. R. (2016). Trajectories of happiness over the first five years following medical discharge for traumatic disability. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17, 553-567.
Walsh, M., Armstrong, T., Poritz, J., Elliott, T. R., Jackson, W. T., & Ryan, T. (2016). Resilience, pain interference and upper-limb loss: Testing the mediating effects of positive emotion and activity restriction on distress. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97, 781-787.
Williamson, M., Elliott, T. R., Bogner, J., Dreer, L., Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A., Pretz, C., Lequerica, A., & Perrin, P. B. (2016). Trajectories of life satisfaction over the first ten years after traumatic brain injury: Race/ethnicity, gender and functional ability. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 31, 167-179.
Cameron, J. I., & Elliott, T. R. (2015). Studying long-term caregiver health outcomes with methodological rigor. Neurology, 84, 1292-1293. [Invited Editorial]
Elliott, T. R. (2015). Studying depression following spinal cord injury: Evidence, policy, and practice. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 38(5), 584-586. [Invited Editorial]
Elliott, T. R., Hsiao, Y. Y., Kimbrel, N., Meyer, E., DeBeer, B., Gulliver, S., Kwok, O. M., & Morrisette, S. (2015). Resilience, traumatic brain injury, depression and posttraumatic stress among Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans. Rehabilitation Psychology, 60, 263-276.
McCord, C. E., Saenz, J. J., Armstrong, T. W., & Elliott, T. R. (2015). Training the next generation of counseling psychologists in the practice of telepsychology. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 28, 324-344
Warren, A. M., Boals, A., Elliott, T. R., Reynolds, M., Weddle, R. J., Holtz, P., Trost, Z., & Foreman, M. L. (2015). Mild traumatic brain injury increases risk for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 79, 1062-1066.
Zgaljardic, D., Seale, G., Schaefer, L., Temple, R., Foreman, J., & Elliott T. R. (2015). Chronic psychiatric disease and traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 32, 1911-1925.
Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Richards, J. S., & Shewchuk, R. M. (2014). Resilience in the initial year of caregiving for a family member with a traumatically acquired disability. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 1072-1086.
Elliott, T. R., Patnaik, A., Naiser, E., Fournier, C. J., McMaughan, D., Dyer, J., & Phillips, C. (2014). Medicaid personal care services for children with intellectual disabilities: What assistance is provided? When is assistance provided? Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52, 24-31
Erosa, N. A., Berry, J. W., Elliott, T. R., Underhill, A., & Fine, P. R. (2014). Predicting quality of life five years after medical discharge for traumatic spinal cord injury. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 688-700
Hernandez, C., Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Underhill, A., Fine, P. R. & Lai, M. H. C. (2014). Trajectories of life satisfaction five years after medical discharge for traumatically acquired disability. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59, 183-192
Pfeiffer, K., Beische, D., Hautzinger, M., Berry, J. W., Wengert, J., Hoffrichter, R., Becker, C., van Schayck, R., & Elliott, T. (2014). Telephone-based problem-solving intervention for family caregivers of stroke survivors: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 628-643
Roberson, R., Elliott, T. R., Chang, J., & Hill, J. (2014). Exploratory factor analysis in rehabilitation psychology research. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59, 429-438
Tarlow, K. R., McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. R., & Brossart, D. F. (2014). Health-related quality of life of rural clients seeking telepsychology services. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2014, Article ID 168158, 7 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/168158
Brossart, D. F.,Wendel, M., Cook, H., Castillo, L. G., Elliott, T. R., & Burdine, J. (2013). Assessing depression in rural communities. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 252-263
Kalpinski, R., Williamson, M. L. C., Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Underhill, A. T., & Fine, P. R. (2013). Modeling the prospective relationships of impairment, injury severity and participation to quality of life following traumatic brain injury. BioMed Research International, 2013
Miller, T. R., Elliott, T. R., McMaughan, D.M., Patnaik, A., Naiser, E., Dyer, J. A., Fournier, C.J., Hawes, C., & Phillips, C.D. (2013). Personal care services provided to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their subsequent use of physician services. Disability and Health Journal, 6, 317-324
Williamson, M. L. C., & Elliott, T. R. (2013). Major depressive episodes and factorial dimensions of depression among individuals with recent-onset spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 58, 10-17
Williamson, M. L. C., Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Stavrinos, D., Underhill, A., & Fine, P. R. (2013). Predictors of health-related quality of life following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 27, 992-999
Berry, J. W., Elliott, T., Grant, J., Edwards, G., & Fine, P. R. (2012). Does problem solving training for family caregivers benefit care recipients with severe disabilities? A latent growth model of the Project CLUES randomized clinical trial. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57, 98-112
Elliott, T. (2012). Special Section Editorial: Rehabilitation research and development state-of-the-art conference on outcome measures in rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49, 83-86
Phillips, C., Patnaik, A., Moudouni, D., Naiser, E., Dyer, J., Hawes, C., Fournier, C., Miller, T., & Elliott, T. (2012). Summarizing activity limitations in children with chronic illnesses living in the community: A measurement study of scales using supplemented interRAI suite items. BMC Health Services Research, 12, 19
Resch, J.A., Benz, M.R., & Elliott, T.E. (2012). Evaluating a dynamic process model of wellbeing for parents of children with disabilities: A multi-method analysis. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57, 61-72
183.McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. R., Wendel, M. L., Brossart, D. F., Cano, M., Gonzalez, G., & Burdine, J. N. (2011). Community capacity and teleconference counseling in rural Texas. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42, 521-527
Elliott, T., Phillips, C., Patnaik, A., Naiser, E., Fournier, C., Miller, T., Hawes, C., & Dyer, J. (2011). Medicaid personal care services and caregivers' reports of children's health: The dynamics of a relationship. Health Services Research, 46, 1803-1821
Hui, S.-K. A., Elliott, T., Martin, R., & Uswatte, G. (2011). Family caregiver attributions about care-recipient behavior: Does relationship satisfaction mediate the attribution-distress relationship? British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 642-659
Patnaik, A., Elliott, T., Fournier, C., Naiser, E., Moudouni, D., Miller, T., Dyer, J., Hawes, C., & Phillips, C. (2011). Severity of children's intellectual disabilities and Medicaid personal care services. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 383-390
Phillips, C.D., Patnaik, A, Dyer;, J.A., Naiser, E., Hawes, C, Fournier, C.J., & Elliott, T.E. (2011). Reliability and measurement of activity limitations (ADLs) for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) living in the community. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-10
Phillips, C., Patnaik, A., Dyer, J., Naiser, E., Johnson, J., Fournier, C., & Elliott, T. R. (2011). Reliability and functional status measurement (ADLs) for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) living in the community. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33, 2013-2022
Wendel, M., Brossart, D., Elliott, T., *McCord, C., & *Diaz, M. (2011). Use of technology to increase access to mental health services in a rural Texas community. Family & Community Health, 34, 134-140
*Erosa, N., Elliott, T., Berry, J., & Grant, J. (2010). Verbal and physical abuse experienced by family caregivers of adults with severe disabilities. Italian Journal of Public Health 7(2), 76-84
Fournier, C.J., Davis, M.J., Patnaik, A., Elliott, T.E., Dyer, J.A., Naiser, E.E., & Phillips, C.D., (2010). Understanding caregivers's perceptions of the personal care requirements of children with special needs. Disability and Health Journal, 3(3), 213-221
Fournier, C. J., *Davis, M., Patnaik, A., Elliott, T. R., Dyer, J. A., Jasek, E., & Phillips, C. D. (2010). Modeling caregivers' perceptions of children's need for formal care: Physical function, intellectual disability level, and behavior. Disability and Health Journal, 3, 213-221
Fournier, C. J., Elliott, T., Patnaik, A., Dyer, J., Naiser, E., Johnson, J., Hawes, C., & Phillips, C. (2010). Children with special health care needs living in the community: Personal care services and psychological issues. Texas Psychologist, 60, (2), 4-6
Johnson, C. L., Resch, J. A., Villarreal, V., Elliott, T. R., Kwok, O., Berry, J. W., & Underhill, A. T. (2010). Family satisfaction predicts life satisfaction trajectories over the first five years after traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55, 180-187
*Ramkumar, N., & Elliott, T. (2010). Family caregiving of persons following neurotrauma: Issues in research, service and policy. NeuroRehabilitation, 27, 105-112
Dreer, L., Berry, J., Rivera, P., Elliott, T., Swanson, M., McNeal, J., Shewchuk, R., & Miller, D. (2009). Efficient assessment of social problem-solving abilities: A rasch analysis of the social problem-solving inventory-revised. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 653-659.
Elliott, T., & Berry, J. W. (2009). Brief problem-solving training for family caregivers of persons with recent-onset spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 406-422.
lliott, T., Berry, J. W., & Grant, J. S. (2009). Problem-solving training for family caregivers of women with disabilities: A randomized clinical trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 548-558.
Resch, J. A., Villareal, V., Johnson, C., Elliott, T., Kwok, O., Berry, J., & Underhill, A. (2009). Trajectories of life satisfaction in the first five years following traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 54, 51-59.
Brossart, D. F., Meythaler, J. M., Parker, R. I., McNamara, J., & Elliott, T. R. (2008). Advanced regression methods for single-case designs: Studying propranolol in the treatment for agitation associated with traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 53, 357-369.
Dreer, L., Elliott, T., Beny, J., Fletcher, D., Swanson, M., & McNeal, J. (2008). Cognitive appraisals, distress and disability among persons in low vision rehabilitation. British Journal of Health Psychology. 13,449-456.
Dunn, D., & Elliott, T. (2008). The place and promise of theory in rehabilitation psychology research. Rehabilitation Psychology, 53,254-267.
Elliott, T., & Johnson, M. 0 . (2008). Counseling psychology and chronic health conditions: A call for action. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 118-126.
Elliott, T., & Pezent, G. (2008). Family caregivers of older persons in rehabilitation. NeuroRehabilitation, 23, 439-446.
Elliott, T. R., Brossart, D., Berry, J. W., & Fine, P. R. (2008). Problem-solving training via videoconferencing for family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1220-1229.
Hartley, S., Vance, D. E., Elliott, T., Cuckler, J., &Berry, J. W. (2008). Hope, self-efficacy and functional recovery after knee and hip replacement surgery. Rehabilitation Psychology, 53, 521-529.
Kwok, 0., Underhill, A,, Berry, J. W., Luo, W., Elliott, T., & Yoon, M. (2008). Analyzing longitudinal data with multilevel models: An example with individuals living with lower extremity intra-articular fractures. Rehabilitation Psychology, 53, 370-386.
Rivera, P., Elliott, T., Beny, I., &Grant, 1. (2008). Problem-solving training for family caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injuries: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,89, 931-941.
Berry, J., Elliott, T., & Rivera, P. (2007). Resilient, undercontrolled, and overcontrolled personality prototypes among persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89, 292-302.
Dreer, L., Elliott, T., Shewchuk, R., Berry, J., & Rivera, P. (2007). Family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injury: Predicting caregivers at risk for probable depression. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52, 351-357.
Elliott, T. (2007). Registering randomized clinical trials and the case for CONSORT. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 15, 51 1-518.
Heesacker, M., & Elliott, T. R. (2007). My dog's better than your dog: Publication counts and quality of clinical psychology Ph.D. training. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 14, 175-178.
Hui, S. A., Elliott, T., Shewchuk, R., & Rivera, P. (2007). Communal behaviors and psychological adjustment following spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52, 113-119.
Hui, S. A., Lindsey, C., & Elliott, T. (2007). Church attendance and marital commitment beliefs of undergraduate women. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 501-514.
Rivera, P., Elliott, T., Berry, J., Oswald, K., & Grant, J. (2007). Predictors of caregiver depression among community-residing families living with traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 22, 3-8.
Elliott, T., Bush, B., & Chen, Y. (2006). Social problem solving abilities predict pressure sore occurrence in the first three years of spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 51, 69-77.
Grant, J., Elliott, T., Weaver, M., Glandon, G., & Giger, J. (2006). Social problem-solving abilities, social support, and adjustment of family caregivers of stroke survivors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87, 343-350.
Grant, J., Glandon, G., Elliott, T., Giger, J., & Weaver, M. (2006). Problems and associated feelings experienced by family caregivers of stroke survivors the second and third month post-discharge. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 13(3), 66-74.
Harkins, S., Elliott, T., & Wan, T. (2006). Emotional distress and urinary incontinence among older women. Rehabilitation Psychology, 51,346-355.
Johnson, M., Elliott, T., Neilands, T., Morin, S. F., & Chesney, M. A. (2006). A social problem-solving model of adherence to HIV medications. Health Psychology, 25, 355-363.
Banos, J., Schmitt, M., & Elliott, T. (2005). Factor structure of the rey auditory verbal learning test: Age trends in adults with spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50, 375-380.
Dreer, L., Elliott, T., Fletcher, D, & Swanson, M. (2005). Social problem-solving abilities and psychological adjustment of persons in low vision rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50, 232-238.
Elliott, T., & Snyder, C. R. (2005). Sharing open secrets about the training future generations for an evolving profession. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 1197-1199.
Fletcher, D., Dreer, L., & Elliott, T. (2005). Tactile analogue scale instrument for investigation of low vision patient psychological characteristics. International Congress Series, 1282, 125-28.
Snyder, C. R., & Elliott, T. (2005). 21st century graduate education in clinical psychology: A four level matrix model. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 1033-1054.
Thio, I., & Elliott, T. (2005). Hope, social support, and postpartum depression: Disentangling the mediating effects of negative affectivity. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 12, 293-299.
Book Chapters
Armstrong, T. W., & Elliott, T. (2019). Disability assessment. In C. Llewellyn, S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Petrie, T. A. Revenson, & J. Weinman (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health & Medicine, 3rd Ed. (184 - 188). New York: Cambridge University Press.
*Elliott, T., & Armstrong, T. W. (2019). Disability and health. In C. Llewellyn, S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Petrie, T. A. Revenson, & J. Weinman (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health & Medicine, 3rd Ed. (12 - 15). New York: Cambridge University Press
Elliott, T., Barron, L., Stein, K., Wright, E., & Lowry, L. (2019). Personality and disability: A scholarly tapestry from disparate threads. In D. Dunn (Ed.), Understanding the Experience of Disability: Perspectives from Social and Rehabilitation Psychology (pp. 137-150). New York: Oxford University Press.
Elliott, T., & Brenner, L. A. (2019). Rehabilitation psychology research, science and scholarship. In L. A. Brenner, S. A. Reid-Arndt, T. Elliott, R. G. Frank & B. Caplan (Eds.). Handbook of rehabilitation psychology, 3rd edition (pp. 35 - 51). Washington, D.C., U.S.: American Psychological Association
Elliott, T., & Reid-Arndt, S. A. (2019). Rehabilitation psychology and competency-based training and practice. In L. A. Brenner, S. A. Reid-Arndt, T. Elliott, R. G. Frank & B. Caplan (Eds.). Handbook of rehabilitation psychology, 3rd edition (pp. 11-20). Washington, D.C., U.S.: American Psychological Association
Rath, J. F., Bertisch, H., & Elliott, T. R. (2017). Psychologists specializing in rehabilitation psychology. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Career paths in psychology: Where your degree can take you (3rd Ed.) (pp. 227-243). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Elliott, T., & Andrews, E. E. (2016). Physical rehabilitation facilities. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freeheim (Editors-in-Chief), APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology. Volume 1. Clinical Psychology: Roots and Branches (pp. 509 - 524). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association
Elliott, T., & Erosa, N. A. (2016). Psychological adjustment. In Y. Benyamini, M. Johnstone, & V. Karademas (Eds.), Assessment in Health Psychology (pp. 201- 212). Boston, MA: European Association in Psychological Assessment (EAPA) Book Series, Hogrefe Publishing
Poritz, J. M. P., Elliott, T., & Pfeiffer, K. (2016). Family caregivers of stroke survivors. In L. Burgio, J. Gaugler, & D. Algase (Eds.), The Spectrum of Family Caregiving for Adults and Elders with Chronic Conditions (pp. 58 - 85). New York: Oxford University Press
Andrews, E. E., & Elliott, T. R. (2014). Physical rehabilitation programs. In C. Hunter, C. Hunter, & R. Kessler (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings: Evidence Based Assessment and Intervention, 2nd Ed. (pp. 673- 690). New York: Springer
Rath, J. F., Bertisch, H., & Elliott, T. (2014). Groups in behavioral health settings. In J. DeLucia-Waack, C. Kalodner, & M. Riva (Eds). Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (pp. 340 -350). New York: Sage
Dunn, D., Uswatte, G., Elliott, T., Lastres, A., & Beard, B. (2013). A positive psychology of physical disability: Principles and progress. In M. F. Wehmeyer (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability (pp. 427-441). New York: Oxford University Press
Elliott, T., Warren, R. H., Blucker, R., Berry, J. W., Chang, J., & Warren, A. M. (2013). Resilience among family caregivers of children with severe neurodisabilities requiring chronic respiratory management. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 55(Suppl. 3), 58
Warren, A. M., Williamson, M., Erosa, N. A., & Elliott, T., (2013). Spinal cord injury. In A. Nezu, C. Nezu, & P. Geller (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, 2nd Edition, Volume 9: Health Psychology (pp. 389-410). New York: John Wiley & Sons
Elliott, T., & Parker, M. W. (2012). Family caregivers and health care providers: Developing partnerships for a continuum of care and support. In R. C. Talley & J. E. Crews (Eds.), Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability (pp. 135-152). New York: Springer
Elliott, T., & Parker, M. W. (2012). Family caregivers and health care providers: Developing partnerships for a continuum of care and support. In R. C. Talley & J. E. Crews (Eds.), Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability (pp. 135-152). New York: Springer
Elliott, T., & Rath, J. F. (2012). Rehabilitation psychology. In E. Altmaier & J. I. Hanson, The Oxford Handbook of Counseling Psychology (pp. 679-702). New York: Oxford University Press
McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. R., Brossart, D. F., & Castillo, L. G. (2012). Mental health issues in rural areas. In R. Crosby, R. Vanderpool, M. Wendel, & B. Casey (Eds.), Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions (pp. 323 -- 339). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Rath, J. F., & Elliott, T. (2012). Psychological models in rehabilitation psychology. In P. Kennedy (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology (pp. 32-46). New York: Oxford University Press
*Blucker, R. T., Elliott, T. R., Warren, R. H., & Warren, A. M. (2011). Psychological adjustment of family caregivers of children with severe neurodisabilities requiring chronic respiratory management. Families, Systems and Health, 29, 215-231
Elliott, T. (2011). Education and support in context with other interventions for caregivers. In R. W. Toseland, D. Haigler, & D. Monahan (Ed.), Education and Support Programs for Caregivers; Implications for Practice, Research and Policy (pp. 45-57). New York: Springer
Berry, J. W., Elliott, T., & Grant, J. S. (2009). Caregiver treatment impact on TBI care recipient depression. Abstract published in the National Violence & Injury Prevention Research Conference: From Discovery to Practice conference proceedings, March, p. 11
Dunn, D. S., Uswatte, G., & Elliott, T. (2009). Happiness, resilience and positive growth following disability: Issues for understanding, research and therapeutic intervention. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (2nd Ed.) (pp. 651-664). New York: Oxford University Press.
Shanmugham, K., Cano, M., Elliott, T., & Davis, M. J. (2009). Social problem solving abilities, relationship satisfaction, and distress among family caregivers of stroke survivors. Brain Injury, 23, 92-100
Elliott, T., & Hurst, M. (2008). Social problem solving and health. In W. B. Walsh (Ed.), Biennial Review of Counseling Psychology (pp. 295-3 14). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Press:
Peterson, D., & Elliott, T. (2008). Advances in conceptualizing and studying disability. In R. Lent & S. Brown (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Psychology, 4th Edition (pp. 212-230). New York: Sage.
Rath, J., & Elliott, T. (2008). Traumatic brain injury. In E. Altmaier and B. D. Johnson (Volume Editors) (2008). Encyclopedia of Counseling: Volume 1. Changes and Challenges for Counseling in the 21st Century (pp. 421- 423). Leong, F.T. L. (Editor-in-Chief). Thousand Oaks, New York: Sage.
Warren, A. M., Pullins, J., & Elliott, T. (2008). Concomitant cognitive impairment in persons with spinal cord injuries in rehabilitation settings. In S. T Gontkovsky & C. J. Golden (Eds.), Neuropsychology within the Inpatient Rehabilitation Environment.
Elliott, T. (2007). Maintain scientific integrity in the quest for relevance and application. Insert in the final chapter of C. R. Snyder & S. Lopez (Eds.), Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths (pp. 496-497). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Elliott, T., & Dreer, L. (2007). Disability. In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinmann, & R. West (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health & Medicine (2nd Ed.), 80 [150] 84.
Elliott, T., & Warren, A. M. (2007). Why psychological issues are important. In P. Kennedy (Ed.), Psychological Management of Physical Disabilities: A Practitioner's Guide (pp. 16-39). London: Brunner-Rutledge Press.
Dreer, L., Jackson, W. T., & Elliott, T. (2005). Social problem solving, personality disorder, and substance abuse. In. M. McMurran & J. McGuire (Eds.), Social problem-solving and offending: Evidence, evaluation, and evolution (pp. 66-89). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Elliott, T., & Jackson, W. T. (2005). Cognitive-behavioral therapy in rehabilitation psychology. In A. Freeman (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (pp. 324-327). New York: Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Other Publications and Presentations
Elwir, S., Warren, A., Saracino, G., Asrani, S., Elliott, T., & Klintmalm, G. (2018). Sustained improvement in patient reported outcomes 10 years after liver transplantation by protocol longitudinal assessment of health-related quality of life. American Journal of Transplantation, 18, 739-740.
POSITIONS
1987-1993 Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Randolph-Macon College 1990 - 1992
1993 - 2003 Associate Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2003 - 2006 Professor
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2006 Professor
Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
Joint Appointment, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health, TAMU Health Sciences Center
2018 Named University Distinguished Professor
RESEARCH PROJECTS
The impact of modifiable psychosocial factors on Veterans' long-term trajectories of functioning and quality of life: Promoting recovery by targeting mindfulness and psychological flexibility, aka Pro
PI. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (Federal)
2019-07-01 — 2019-08-31
The Impact of Modifiable Psychosocial Factors on Veterans[8217] Long-term Trajectories of Functioning and Quality of Life: Promoting Recovery by Targeting Mindfulness and Psychological Flexibility
PI. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Veteran's Administration (Federal)
2018-07-01 — 2022-06-30
IPA with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS)
PI. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (Federal)
2018-06-01 — 2018-08-31
Developing and Evaluating a Holistic, Modular Assessment Focusing On Strengths, Conditions, Needs, and Behaviors for People with ASD
Co-I. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2018-04-01 — 2020-03-31
Phase II: STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument
Co-I. Texas Health & Human Services Commission (State)
2017-04-01 — 2017-12-31
Peer Outreach Workers Expanding Rural and Minority Access to Services (POWER M[193]S)
PI. Texas A&M University Health Science Center - NIH (Federal)
2016-04-01 — 2021-03-31
Developing and Evaluating Outcome Measures for Independent Living, Community Participation, and Community Integration as Quality of Care Metrics for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for People with Disabilities
Co-I (). Texas A&M University Health Science Center - Department of Health and Human Services (Federal)
2015-09-30 — 2020-09-29
Editorship of the Journal of Clinical Psychology
PI. Wiley-Blackwell (Private)
2014-09-01 — 2018-08-31
IPA with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS)
PI. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (Federal)
2012-10-01 — 2016-09-30
Madison Outreach and Services through Telehealth (MOST) Network Grant
PI. Madison County Texas (Local)
2012-05-01 — 2015-04-30
Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems
PI. Baylor University (Private)
2011-10-01 — 2016-09-30
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Caregivers of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (IOF/OEF) Verterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
PI. University of Alabama-Birmingham (State)
2010-09-01 — 2014-08-31
Functional Family Therapy Enhancing Quality of Life for Aftrican-American Breast Cancer Patients
Co-PI (). DOD-Army-Medical Research and Development Command (Federal)
2010-09-01 — 2011-08-31
Brazos Valley Mental Health Research Partnership
Co-PI (). DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2009-12-01 — 2014-11-30
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Community Health Workers' Effectiveness
Co-PI. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2009-09-30 — 2011-09-29
Helping Family Caregivers in the Transition from Hospital to Home
PI. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2009-09-30 — 2011-09-29
Reducing Rural Disparities in Behavioral Health Outcomes Using Telecommunication
Co-PI. NIH (Federal)
2009-09-30 — 2011-09-29
Improving Hispanic Patients' Chronic Disease Self-Management in Rural Settings through a Depression Management and Reduction Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Co-PI. Christus Health (Private)
2009-09-01 — 2011-08-31
Workplace Personality Inventory
PI. NCS Pearson, Inc. (Private)
2009-07-20 — 2010-09-30
Proof of Concept for the Delivery of Mental Health Services to Vulnerable and Underserved Rural Populations Via Telecommunication
PI. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Private)
2009-05-01 — 2011-04-30
Expanding Mental Health Services via Telehealth Technologies in Rural Communities
PI. Leon County Government (State)
2008-05-01 — 2011-04-30
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Community Helath Workers' Effectiveness
Co-PI. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2008-04-01 — 2013-03-30
Training Partnerships with Family Caregivers of Patients Discharged from the Transitional Learning Center
PI. Moody Endowment, Inc. (Private)
2007-12-17 — 2008-12-16
Editorship of Rehabilitation Psychology
PI. American Psychological Foundation (Private)
2006-08-23 — 2011-12-31
Problem Solving for Caregivers of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury
PI. University of Alabama-Birmingham (State)
2006-08-01 — 2007-09-30
Problem Solving for Caregivers of Women with Disabilities
PI. University of Alabama-Birmingham (State)
2006-08-01 — 2007-02-28
AWARDS
Wright-Dembo Distinguished Lecture and Award, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, 2021.
Lifetime Achievement Award, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, 2018.
Auburn University Outstanding Alumni Educator Award. College of Education. (2017)
Departmental of Educational Psychology, TAMU, Outstanding Service Award (2017)
Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research. (2017)
Department of Educational Psychology Outstanding Mentor Award. (2015)
Mitch Rosenthal Award. Lifetime Mentorship and Memorial Lecture, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. (2015)
Roger A Barker Distinguished Research Contribution Award. Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. (2009)
Best Science Award and Invited Address. Society of Counseling Psychology. (2007)
Dorothy Booz Black Award. Outstanding Achievement in Counseling Health Psychology, Society of Counseling Psychology. (2004)
Essie Morgan Lifetime Research Award. American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologist and Social Workers. (2002)
The Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career. Scientist/Practitioner Award, Division of Counseling Psychology (17), American Psychological Association. (1994)
Early Research Achievement Award. Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (22), American Psychological Association. (1991)
EDITORSHIPS
Editor. Journal of Clinical Psychology (2011)
Associate Editor. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (1999 - 2006)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (1999 - 2010)
Associate Editor. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (1996 - 2002)
Editorial Board Member. Rehabilitation Psychology (1996 - present)
Associate Editor. Rehabilitation Psychology (1996 - 2005)
Editorial Board Member. The Counseling Psychologist (2004 - 2005)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Board of Directors. Liaison to Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers. (2001)
Chair, Post Tenure Review Committee. EPSY Department. (2016)
Executive Director. Telehealth Counseling Clinic. (2014)
Fellow. Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association. (1998)
Fellow. Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, American Psychological Association. (1996)
Fellow. Division 38, Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. (1997)
Past President. Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), American Psychological Association. (2001)
President. Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), American Psychological Association. (2000)
President - Elect. Div. 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), American Psychological Association. (1999)
Training Director. Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program (APA accredited). 2008-2011; 2016-2020