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Elise E. Labbé-Coldsmith, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Clinical Training, CCP

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1983, Clinical Psychology
M.A., Louisiana State University, 1980, Clinical Psychology
B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans, 1978, Psychology

Office: UCOM 1012
Phone: 251.460.7149 OR 251.460.6321
Fax: 251.460.7267

Discipline: Clinical Psychology
Others: Pediatric Psychology, Health & Sports Psychology, Psychology of Spirituality and Religion

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests


My research mission is to evaluate a psychobiological model of human experience. Research areas that I am interested in that help me carry out this mission are: (a) studying the evaluation and treatment of pain and stress, (b) studying a variety of self-regulation techniques such as biofeedback and use of music and mental imagery, (c) spirituality and personality as predictors of health outcome, and (d) evaluating mindfulness based interventions for psychological and health related problems. I also study sports performance, and in conjunction with Dr. Cay Welsh, I am coeditor of The Journal of Sport Behavior.

Selected Publications


Pack-Mabien, A., Labbé, E., Herbert, D., & Haynes, J. (2001) Nurses attitudes and practices in Sickle Cell Pain management. Applied Nursing Research, 14, 187-192.

Labbé, E. (2001) Biofeedback. In Friedman, H.A. (Ed.) Assessment and Therapy: Articles from the Encyclopedia of Mental Health. Academic Press: New York, N.Y.

Burns, J., Labbé, E., Arke, B., Capeless, K., Cooksey, B., Steadman, A., & Gonzales, C. (2002) The Effects of Different Types of Music on Perceived and Physiological Measures of Stress. Journal of Music Therapy, 39 (2), 101-116.

Labbé, E., (2003) Biofeedback. In Ollendick, T. & Schroeder, C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Labbé, E. (2005) Optimism and Psychosocial Functioning in Caregivers of Children with Neurodegenerative or Chronic and Severe Neurological Disease. In Lee, A.V. (Ed.) Coping with Disease. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Labbé, E., Herbert, D. & Haynes, J. (2005). Physicians’ Attitudes and Practices in Sickle Cell Disease Pain Management, Journal of Palliative Care, 21:4, 246-251.

Labbé, E. (2006) Biofeedback and Cognitive Coping in the Treatment of Pediatric Habit Cough. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31:2, 167-172.

Labbé, E. Schmidt, N., Babin, J. & Pharr, M. (2007) Coping with Stress: The Effectiveness of Different Types of Music, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 32:4.

Labbé, E. & Fobes, A. (submitted) Evaluating the Interplay between Spirituality, Personality and Stress, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Classes Taught

  • PSY 480 - (W) Health Psychology
  • PSY 556 - Practicum
  • PSY 550 - Evidence Based Practice
  • CCP 756 - Practicum
  • CCP 780 - Applied Health Psychology
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