by Gregory T. Eells, Ph.D. (Cornell University) and Lisa LaPoint (past Program Manager, Academic Impressions) Interview originally conducted in October 2014. Addressing issues of self-harm can be tricky and complicated for institutions. The complexities lie in the conundrum between providing appropriate support to students who engage in self-harming behaviors and complying with regulatory action propagated by the […]
Gregory T. Eells, Ph.D.
Dr. Gregory Eells holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. He has worked in higher education mental health for twenty years and has served as a director of a university counseling service for the past sixteen years.
Dr. Eells regularly publishes articles in scholarly journals and presents frequently. His areas of interest include leadership, staff morale, mental health delivery systems, student self-injury, and providing care to challenging students. Dr. Eells is a member of various professional organizations, is the chair-elect of the mental health section of the American College Health Association (ACHA) and a past president of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). He received a Presidential Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from AUCCCD and has been a strong advocate for college mental health issues, appearing on CNN, ABC News, and National Public Radio.