Department: School of Communication Studies, Affiliated Faculty in Department of Psychology

Areas of expertise: 

  • Suicide & Mental Health
  • Death
  • Existential Psychology (the science of being and becoming) 

Harvell-Bowman teaches courses in Existential Psychology and Advocacy.

Harvell-Bowman’s research focuses on the importance of mental health and investigating the cognitive distortion present among patients experiencing suicidal ideation as a way to mitigate death anxiety and the corresponding therapeutic techniques that are informed by existential and attachment-based perspectives. 

Harvell-Bowman earned a bachelor's degree at the Univeresity of Kansas, a master's degree at Wichita State University and a doctorate at the University of Oklahoma.

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