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Emalee J. W. Quickel, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Professional Counseling
Dr. Emalee Quickel smiling warmly at the camera in front of a dark grey background


  • B.A. (Psychology) - University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology, specialization in Substance Abuse Treatment) - University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Ph.D. (Health Psychology, APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program) - University of North Carolina Charlotte

Courses Taught

  • PY 621 - Principles and Practices in Psychotherapy
  • PY 622/845 - Advanced Techniques: Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • PY 639 - Substance-Related and Other Addictive Disorders
  • PY 918 - Professional Development and Case Conceptualization


  • Quickel, E. J. W., Demakis, G., & Reeve, C. L. (2023). Which information matters? Using Policy Capturing to understand psychological recommendations of civil competency. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 1-21. [doi]
  • *Schiro, I. N., Barry, C. M., Coiro, M. J., & Quickel, E. J. W. (2021). Latinx emerging adults' religious identity, ethnic identity, and psychological well-being. Religions, 20, 1073-1086. [doi]
  • Quickel, E. J. W., & Zimmerman, D. M. (2019). Race, culpability, and defendant plea-bargaining decisions: An experimental simulation. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 19(2), 93-111. [doi]
  • *Bracken, D., Winters, L. J., & Quickel, E. J. W. (2018). From football to lecture hall: LGBTQ+ perceptions of campus climate. In K. K. Strunk (Ed.), Queering education in the Deep South (pp. 119-133). Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Lothes, J. E., II, Mochrie, K. D., Quickel, E. J. W., & St. John, J. (2016). Evaluation of a dialectical behavior therapy-informed partial hospital program: Outcome data and exploratory analyses. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 19(2), 150-156. [doi]
  • Quickel, E. J. W., Johnson, S. K., & David, Z. L. (2014). Trait mindfulness and cognitive task performance: Examining the attentional construct of mindfulness. SAGE Open, 4(4), 1-8. [doi]
  • Quickel, E. J. W., & Demakis, G. J. (2013). The Independent Living Scales in civil competency evaluations: Initial findings and prediction of competency adjudication. Law and Human Behavior, 37(3), 155-162. [doi]

    *denotes student coauthor

Areas of Specialization

Research interests include legal decision-making, mindfulness, multicultural issues (especially those that impact the LGBTQ+ community), and best practices in graduate clinical training. I am a quantitative researcher who enjoys using innovative methodologies to investigate those topics in new and intersectional ways.