Beth Eckerd, JD, Ph.D.
Beth Eckerd, J.D., Ph.D., is an experienced educator who has taught undergraduate and graduate level psychology and counseling courses for over 10 years. Her teaching and research focus has been on grief, diagnosis, personality and psychopathology, death education, and counseling. This combination led to her avid interest in the DSM-5®’s revision process. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Eckerd presents to professional groups on DSM-5®’s overall changes as well as specifically on DSM® diagnosis of grief-related symptomatology. She has recently co-authored a chapter entitled “When is grief ‘abnormal’? The changing approach to grief in the DSM,” as well as articles in Death Studies and other journals. Beth has shared her grief expertise on the radio and the Internet as well.
Dr. Eckerd is an associate professor at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, and a licensed psychologist. Her style includes equal parts of knowledge, organization, and humor, which establishes an enjoyable environment for audience engagement and learning.
Financial: Lizabeth Eckerd is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Humboldt State University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lizabeth Eckerd has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.