Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Psychology and Counseling

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  • The Counseling Profession: History and Theories
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Family Systems and Counseling
  • Group Counseling


  • Adoption counseling, birth parents in adoption, microaggressions in adoption, the influence of technology in adoption
  • Andragogical approaches in educating counselors-in-training
  • Spirituality in counseling
  • Interpretive phenomenological analysis.


  • BM, Westminster Choir College
  • MA, Montclair State University
  • PhD, Montclair State University

Academic Profile

Dr. Elliotte Harrington is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham, NJ. She holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. Her Master’s degree, teaching, counseling, and supervision experience are in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has counseled clients who were court-ordered, school-, hospital- and self-referred, and who presented with a variety of diagnoses and came from a broad range of ethnic, racial, occupational, and socio-economic backgrounds She has worked in individual, family, and group counseling settings.

Dr. Harrington has taught a broad range of courses, and thoroughly enjoys being in the classroom with her students from FDU. Her areas of interest include andragogy, family functioning in the socio-cultural context, and adoption, particularly the experiences of birth parents. Dr. Harrington has been a speaker and presenter on the topic of adoption at many local, state, national, and international conferences.

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