Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Office: 168C Schroeder Complex
Phone: (414) 288-1433
Director of Counselor Education
Coordinator of CMHC Program
I direct the Culture and Well-Being Research Lab in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology. Dr. Edwards’ research focuses on multicultural counseling, positive psychology, and the intersection of strengths and culture. Currently I am working with the lab on projects related to perinatal mental health among Latinas. The overall goal of this work is to better understand how to support Latina mothers and families during pregnancy and postpartum, and how to address barriers to mental health care and well-being during these critical life periods. I also co-directs the Latina/o Well-Being Research Initiative at Marquette University, an interdisciplinary group focused on developing community-academic partnerships for change.
Edwards, L. M. & Pedrotti, J. T. (2015). Multiracial Individuals in Therapy: Clinical Considerations across the Lifespan. In H. Grey (Ed.), Cultural Considerations in Latino American Mental Health. New York: Oxford.
Edwards, L. M. (2015). Latino adolescents and acculturation. In H. Grey (Ed.), Cultural Considerations in Latino American Mental Health.New York: Oxford.Edwards, L.M., & Cardemil, E.V. (2015). Clinical approaches to assessing cultural values among Latinos. Chapter to appear in K. Geisinger (Ed.), Psychological Testing of Hispanics: Clinical and Intellectual Issues. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Pedrotti, J.T., & Edwards, L.M. (Eds.). (2014). Perspectives on the intersection of
multiculturalism and positive psychology. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
Ojeda, L., Edwards, L.M., Hardin, E., & Pina-Watson, B. (2014). The role of behavioral and cognitive cultural orientation on Mexican American college students’ life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 13, 63-74.
Romero, A., Edwards, L.M., Fryberg, S.A., & Orduña, M. (2014). Resilience to discrimination stress across ethnic identity stages of development. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 1-11.
Romero, A.J., Edwards, L.M., Bauman, S., & Ritter, M.K. (2013). Preventing adolescent depression and suicide among Latinas: Resilience research and theory. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Romero, A. J., Edwards, L. M., & Corkery, S. (2013). Assessing and treating Latinos: Overview of mental health research. Chapter to appear in F. Paniagua & A. Yamada (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.Edwards, L.M., & McClintock, J. B. (2013). Promoting hope among youth: Theory, research and practice. Chapter in C. Proctor & A. Linley (Eds.), Positive Psychology: Research, applications and interventions for children and adolescents (pp. 43-55). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Edwards, L. M., & Stubbs, L. (2012). Towards the prevention of sexual risk-taking among Latina youth. In L. Vera (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology (pp. 285-298). New York: Oxford University Press.Smith, N. G., Keller, B. K., Mollen, D., Bledsoe, M., Buhin, L., Edwards, L. M., Levy, J. J., Magyar-Moe, J. M., & Yakushko, O. (2012). Voices of Early Career Psychologists in Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology. The Counseling Psychologist.
Edwards, L. M., Fehring, R., Haglund, K., & Pruszynski, J. (2011). Religiosity and sexual risk behaviors among Latina adolescents: Trends from 1995-2008. Journal of Women’s Health, 20, 871-877.
Knox, S., Edwards, L. M., Hess, S., & Hill, C. (2011). Supervisor self-disclosure: Supervisees’ experiences and perspectives. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training.Romero, A. J., Edwards, L. M., & Orduña, M. (2011). Multiracial Feminist Framework: Influence of social power structures on mental health of Latina adolescents. In N. J. Cabrera, F. A. Villarruel, & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Latina and Latino Children’s Mental Health (pp. 159-184). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Edwards, L. M. (2009). Hope. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 487-491). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Edwards, L. M., & Barber, B. (2009). Familism. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 372-373). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Edwards, L. M., & Jarrett, K. M. (2009). Cultural values. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 265-266). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Pedrotti, J. P., Edwards, L. M., & Lopez, S. J. (2009). Positive psychology within a cultural Context). In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Handbook of Positive Psychology (2nd ed.) (pp. 49-58). New York: Oxford Press.
Pedrotti, J. P., & Edwards, L. M. (2009). The intersection of positive psychology and multiculturalism in counseling. Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Edwards, L. M., Adrians, N., & McCadden, E. (2008). Biracial. In F.T.L. Leong (Editor-in-Chief), M.G. Constantine (Senior Editor) & R.L. Worthington (Associate Editor), Encyclopedia of Counseling, Volume 3: Cross-Cultural Counseling (pp.1027-1032). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Delgado-Romero, E. A. & Edwards, L. (2008). National Latina/o Psychological Association.In F.T.L. Leong (Editor-in-Chief), M.G. Constantine (Senior Editor) & R.L. Worthington (Associate Editor), Encyclopedia of Counseling, Volume 3: Cross-Cultural Counseling (pp. 1242-1243). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Edwards, L.M., Fehring, R., Jarrett, K., & Haglund, K. (2008). The influence of religiosity, gender, & language preference acculturation on sexual activity among Latino/a adolescents. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30, 447-462.
Edwards, L. M. & Pedrotti, J. T. (2008). A content and methodological review of counseling articles concerning Biracial/Multiracial issues. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 411-418.
Edwards, L. M., & Romero, A. J. (2008). Coping with discrimination: An exploration of strategies used by Mexican descent adolescents. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30, 24-39.
Pedrotti, J. T., Edwards, L. M., & Lopez, S. J. (2008). Working with Multiracial clients in therapy: Bridging theory, research and practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39, 192-201.
Pedrotti, J. T., Edwards, L. M., & Lopez, S. J. (2008). Promoting hope: Suggestions for school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 12, 100-107.
Ong, A. D., & Edwards, L. M. (2008). Positive emotions and adjustment to perceived racism. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 105-126.
Knox, S., Burkard, A. W., Edwards, L. M., Smith, J. J., & Schlosser, L. Z. (2008). Supervisor self-disclosure in supervision. Psychotherapy Research, 18, 543-559.
Lopez, S. J., & Edwards, L. M. (2008). The interface of counseling psychology and positive psychology: Assessing and promoting strengths. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Psychology, 4th Edition (pp. 86-99). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Edwards, L. M., Holtz, C. A., & Green, M. B. (2007). Promoting strengths among culturally diverse youth in schools. School Psychology Forum, 2, 39-49.
Edwards, L. M., Ong, A. D., & Lopez, S. J. (2007). Hope measurement in Mexican American youth. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 29, 225-241.