Eastern Michigan University
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Carol Freedman-Doan

Department Head

Dr. Freedman-Doan 2018 341C Science Complex




Ph.D. Wayne State University

M.S. Wayne State University

B.S. Kent State University

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Freedman-Doan is a Professor of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she is interested in developmental psychopathology, identity development, and effective treatments for children, adolescents, and families.

Dr. Freedman-Doan obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University and her B.S. degree from Kent State University. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Dr. Freedman-Doan was a teacher for emotionally disturbed adolescents at a long-term residential treatment facility for 6 years. She has also had extensive research experience working as a Project Manager of a large-scale, longitudinal study investigating the roles of family, peers, and school life in developing feelings of competence and self-worth in children. This is an ongoing study at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, funded by the National Institute for Health and Human Development. She currently serves as an Adjunct Research Scientist on the project.

Selected Publications

Freedman-Doan, C. R. & Fezzey, A. (2013). Continuity of Behavior and Parenting from Childhood through Adolescence. In Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology. Eds. William O’Donohue, Lorraine Benuto, & Laurent Woodward Tolle. Springer Publishers.

Freedman-Doan, C. R., Fortunato, L. , Henshaw, E. J., & Titus, J. M. (2011). Faith-based sex education programs: What they look like and who uses them. Journal of Religion and Health.

Henshaw, E. J. & Freedman-Doan, C. R. (2009). Conceptualizing mental healthcare utilization using the Health Belief Model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 16, 420-439.

Broman, C. L., Reckase, M. D., & Freedman-Doan, C.R. (2006). The role of parenting in drug use among Black, Latino, and White Adolescents. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 5, 39-50.

Courses Taught

PSY 321 Child Psychology
PSY 322 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 720 Child and Family Therapy
PSY 751 Psychotherapy
PSY 762 The Wechsler Intelligence Tests
Doctoral Seminars
Clinical Supervision

Lab Contact and Relevant Information

301R Science Complex

Current Graduate Students:

Miriam Goldstein
Heather Hennrick
Kira Boneff