Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Ph.D., Boston College
Prevention and intervention with children affected by community violence; multicultural issues in counseling psychology; the intersection of culture, race, and feminist psychology.
Sparks, E. (2009). Learning to be authentic with clients: The untold journey of a relational practitioner. In Bloomgarden, A. & Menuti, R. B. (Eds.), Psychotherapist Revealed: Therapists Speak About Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy (163-179). New York, NY: Routledge.
Sparks, E. (2008). REPRINT: Human rights violations in the inner city: Implications for moral educators. In T. Lucey & K. Cooter (Eds.), Financial literacy for children and youth (chapter 18). Retrieved from Digitaltextbooks.biz database.
Kenny, M., Sparks, E., & Jackson, J. (2007). Social justice practice through interprofessional university-school collaboration. In Aldarondo, E. (Ed.). Promoting social justice through mental health practice (pp. 313-335). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Hartling, L, & Sparks, E. (In Press). REPRINT: Relational-cultural practice: Working in a nonrelational world. Women and Therapy.
Kenny, M., Gualdron, L., Scanlon, D., Sparks, E., Blustein, D.,& Jernigan, M. (2007). Urban adolescents’ constructions of supports and barriers to educational and career attainment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 336-343.
Sparks, E. (2010, January). Working with ‘acting-out’ girls: Special issues, special concerns. Paper presented at conference entitled “School Mental health: Treating Students K-12”, Cambridge Health Alliance and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, January 29-30, 2010. Boston, MA.
Sparks, E. (2009, April). Understanding diversity through the eyes of today’s emerging adults: Implications for treatment. Paper presented at conference entitled “From Late Adolescence to Early Adulthood: Treatment Challenges”, Cambridge Health Alliance and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, April 3-4, 2009. Boston, MA.
Sparks, E. (August 2009). Learning to be authentic: Becoming a relational practitioner. Roundtable Discussion presented at the 117th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 6 - 9, 2009.
Sparks, E. (2008, September). Living with and learning to love a depressed adolescent. Workshop presented at the 2008 Casey Family Services Foster Parent Conference, “The Power of Family”, Boston, MA.
Sparks, E. & Smith, J. (October 2008). Continuing to realize the dream: Phase two of an institutional transformation process. Workshop presented at Through Her Eyes Conference: Is Your Image My Reality? Center for Human Development. Springfield, MA. October 22, 2008.
Sparks, E., Augenbraun, D. & Chang, R. (August 2008). Relational cultural views of maternal PTSD:Shame, Guilt and Beliefs. Symposium presented at the 116th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA, August 13 - 16, 2008.
Sparks, E. & Smith, J. (October 2007). Realizing the dream: An institutional transformation process in a residential facility for girls. Workshop presented at Through Her Eyes Conference: Relationships for Success. Center for Human Development. Springfield, MA. October 24, 2008.