Biography

R. Christopher Qualls, Ph.D. holds Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University, and a Bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb College.  He has held previous positions as Department Chair of Psychology (Emory & Henry) and Clinical Director of Agape (Nashville, Tenn.). He was the recipient of the 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church  and the 2008 Hope Award for Faculty from the Appalachian Center for Community Service. His publications and presentations focus on issues related to psychotherapy, particularly the treatment of childhood disorders. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of child and adolescent psychological disorders.

Research:

Psychotherapy; Childhood Psychological Disorders

Student Research: 

Effects of Corporal Punishment; Parent-Child Agreement on Psychopathology Ratings.

Upcoming Research: 

The relationship between family factors and academic dishonesty.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology); Memphis State University
  • M.S. (Clinical Psychology); Memphis State University
  • M.M.F.A. (Marriage & Family Therapy); Abilene Christian University
  • B.A. (Bible; Speech Education) David Lipscomb College