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Chock-Harris, Ursula

Senior Instructor
University of Hawaii
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Psychology & Counseling

Academic Focus

Counseling Psychology

Courses Taught

CCP 630  Human Development Across the Lifespan
CCP 728  Trauma Specific Interventions

  • Training - University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry -  Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), a manualized, time-limited therapy for the treatment of depression.  Certified in IPT.
  • Post-graduate fellowship - Yale University, School of Medicine, Child Study Center - clinical social work
  • M.S.W. - University of Hawaii, Manoa, School of Social Work - Social work with concentration in mental health
  • B.A. - University of Hawaii, Manoa, College of Arts and Sciences - Political science

Professional Credentials, Connecticut:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC)

“All knowledge is only superficially understood until you apply it.”

Professional Experience
  • Private Practice, Avon and Bristol, CT - Licensed clinical social worker and certified addiction counselor. 
  • U.S. Army, Army Substance Abuse Program, Ft. Detrick, MD - Clinical director.
  • Wellpath Inc., Behavioral Health for Children and Families, Waterbury, CT - Director of outpatient and community support services.
  • Frederick Community College, Department of Social Sciences, Frederick, MD - Adjunct Faculty.
  • Yale University, School of Medicine, Child Study Center - Clinical instructor, supervising post-graduate clinical social work, psychology and psychiatry fellows as well as graduate nursing students in the Yale APRN program.  Facilitate seminars.
  • University of Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University, Springfield College, and Smith College - Field instructor, supervised graduate level social work students in their clinical work with children, adolescents and their families in an outpatient clinic setting.
Awards & Recognitions

August 2015 - Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Department of the Army, Ft. Detrick, MD
August 1995 - Letter of Commendation, The Commanding Officer, Naval Station, Pearl Harbor

Research & Publications

Armburster, P., Prestin, A., Lochner, L., et. Al.  2005.  The Neighborhood Place.  An Alternative Mental health Program.  In Lightburn A. and Sessions, P. (Eds.), Community Based Clinical Practice.  New York, NY:  Oxford University Press.

Armburster, P., Chock, U., Tanner, E., & Holmes, S.  2004.  Parent Work in Lewis M. (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:  Vol. 4.  A comprehensive Textbook.  Baltimore, MD:  Williams & Wilkins.

Armbruster, P., Chock, U., Tanner, E., & Holmes, S.  2002.  Parent Work.  In Lewis, M. (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:  Vol. 3.  A Comprehensive Text book.  Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.

“The University of Hawaii as a Bureaucracy,” University of Hawaii Journal of Political Science.  University of Hawaii Press:  1990.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)