Elizabeth Hartney, BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

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Experience

Elizabeth Hartney, BSc, MSc, MA, PhD is a former writer for Verywell Mind covering addictions. Prior to her role at Royal Roads University, Dr. Hartney was the resident psychologist for a Government Mental Health and Substance Use Branch, and she was the project manager for the Birmingham Untreated Heavy Drinkers project, a longitudinal study of 500 untreated heavy drinkers and their relatives at the University of Birmingham in the UK. She has provided treatment to people with concurrent addictions and mental health problems at the Foothills Medical Centre in Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Hartney has held roles in alcohol, drug, and problem gambling prevention, community-based dual diagnosis support services, and was a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Counseling at the University of Greenwich, UK.

Dr. Hartney has authored two books, contributed to numerous government documents, and her work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at international conferences.

Education

Elizabeth Hartney, BSc, MSc, MA, PhD, received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Middlesex University, her Master of Science in cognitive science from University of Birmingham, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in psychology from the University of Birmingham. 

Dr. Hartney is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and a retired registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is board certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

A Word From Elizabeth Hartney, BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

People with addictions struggle not only with uncomfortable symptoms and complex lifestyle issues, but also with the stigma which causes so many to live in secrecy, rarely if ever revealing the true nature of their addictive behavior. With a better understanding of addictions, those involved in addictive behaviors, as well as their families and loved ones can gain new hope, and begin to take control of their own lives.

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