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Faculty Directory » Christopher Adams

Psychological Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Available by phone or Google Meet (by appointment) on
Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:30

Office Information:

Room Number: MCK 264
Phone: 978.665.3027

Courses Taught:


Intro to Psychological Science (PSY 1100)
Lifespan Development (PSY 1200)
Psychology of Personality (PSY 2300)
Abnormal Psychology (PSY 2350)
Psychology of Human Relations (PSY 2370)
Clinical Psychology (PSY 3100)
History & Systems of Psychology (PSY 4000)


Introduction to Professional Counseling (COUN 7030)
Psychopathology I (COUN 8130)
Psychopathology II (COUN 8132)
Lifestyle & Career Development (COUN 8215)
Family and Systems (COUN 8710)


Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY (Counseling Psychology)
M.A.E., University of Florida (Counselor Education)
Ed.S., University of Florida (Counselor Education)
B.S., University of Florida (Psychology)

Research Interests:

Religion & spirituality
Career development
Therapist training & supervision
Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Existential therapies
Couples & Family Therapy

Representative Publications:

Book Chapters

Adams, C. M. and Puig, A. "The Delphi Technique." The SAGE encyclopedia of educational research, measurement, and evaluationedited by Bruce B. Frey. Sage Publications, 2018.


Baggs, A. S. et al. "Integrating religion and spirituality into counselor education: Barriers and strategies." Counselor Education and Supervision, vol. 54, 2015, pp. 44-56.

Adams, C. M. et al. "Counseling psychologists who view their careers as a calling: A qualitative study." Journal of Career Assessment, vol. 20, 2012, pp. 293-308.

Adams, C. M. et al. "Calling and career counseling with college students: Finding meaning in work and life." Journal of College Counseling, vol. 15, 2012, pp. 65-80.


Adams, C.M. (2015, Oct.) "Analyzing Psychodynamic approaches to counseling:  Are they culturally-sensitive and relevant to counselor training?" Proposal accepted for presentation at the 2015 Association for Counselor Education & Supervision conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Adams, C. M., Puig, A., Wolf, C. P., & Baggs, A. S. (2014, Oct). "Integrating religion and spirituality into psychotherapist training: Barriers and strategies." Poster presented at 2014 New England Psychological Association conference, Lewiston, ME.

Adams, C. M., Puig, A., Wolf, C. P., & Baggs, A. S. (2011, Mar). "Barriers to integrating religion and spirituality into counselor education: Implications for practice, training, & supervision." Presented at the 2011 American Counseling Association conference, New Orleans, LA.

Adams, C. M., & Puig, A. (2010, Oct). "Spiritual competence in college counseling: Providing holistic, developmental, and culturally-sensitive services." Presented at the 2010 American College Counseling Association conference, St. Louis, MO.

Castano, M. C., Duffy, R., Foley, P., Adams, C. M., Raque-Bogdan, T., & Reid, L. (2010, Aug). "Qualitative study of counseling psychologists who feel called to their careers." Poster presented at the 2010 American Psychological Association conference, San Diego, CA.

Professional Affiliations:

APA American Psychological Association (Division 17)