Nancy Bliwise

Professor of Pedagogy

Office: 497 Psychology Building

Phone: 404-727-7452

Fax: 404-727-0372

Email: nbliwis@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

Biography

Dr. Bliwise received her B.A. in Psychology from Cleveland State University in 1975 and her Ph.D. from the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago in 1982. She did a post-doctoral fellowship in aging and mental health at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute from 1982-1984 and joined the faculty in the Human Development and Aging Program at the University of California, San Francisco in 1984. She was an associate professor of psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California and a professor of psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology before joining the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Emory in 2000.

Teaching

  • PSYC 385: Positive Psychology
  • PSYC 760: Teaching Practicum

Dr. Bliwise is not seeking a new graduate student for Fall 2018 admission. Please visit the Clinical Program page for a list of faculty who will be interviewing applicants for Fall 2018 admission.

Research

Life Span Development

Adult attachment and intergenerational relations with emphasis on parent-child relationships in late life. The development of significant non-family relationships over the adult life span (e.g., friendship, mentor). Clinical applications of attachment theory, particularly the role of therapeutic alliance and intervention strategy in the treatment of clients seeking help for interpersonal problems.

Measurement and Statistics

Statistical analysis of change over time with a special emphasis on regression techniques - Cox proportional hazard models, random effects regression. Clinical application of techniques for measuring change.

Current Projects

  • Role of mentors in the career satisfaction and work/family conflict of professional psychologists from different age cohorts.
  • The role of family and culture in important adult relationships.
  • Attachment style and therapist interventions in interpersonal psychotherapy.

Publications

Bliwise, N. G. (1999). Securing attachment theory's potential. Feminism and Psychology, 9, 43-52.

Travis, L. A., Binder, J. L., Bliwise, N. G., & Horne-Moyer, L. (2001). Changes in clients' attachment styles over the course of time-limited dynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 35(2), 149-159.

Bliwise, N. G. (2005) Web-based tutorials for teaching introductory statistics:  Access and more.  Journal of Educational Computing Statistics, 33, 309-325.

Burnett, G., Jones, R. A., Bliwise, N. G., & Ross, L. T. (2006). Family unpredictability, parental alcoholism, and the development of parentification. American Journal of Family Therapy, 34, 181-189.

Payne, C., Machado, C. J., Bliwise, N. G., & Bachevalier, J. (2009). Maturation of the hippocampal formation and amygdale in Macaca mulatta:  A volumetric magnetic resonance imaging study. Hippocampus, EarlyView: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/104528516/issue

Bliwise, D. L., Colrain, I.M., Swan, G. E., & Bliwise, N. G. (in press). Incident sleep disordered breathing in old age.  Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

Bliwise, N. G. (in press) Web-based tutorials for teaching introductory statistics. Journal of Educational Computing Research.

Bliwise, N. G. (1999). Securing attachment theory's potential. Feminism and Psychology, 9, 43-52.

Qureshi, A. I., Bliwise, D. L., Bliwise, N. G., Akbar, M. S., Uzen, G., & Frankel, M. R. (1999). Rate of 24-hour blood pressure decline and mortality after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: A retrospective analysis with a random effects regression model. Critical Care Medicine, 27, 480-485.

Qualls, E., Stringer, A., & Bliwise, N. G. (2000). Short forms of the Benton Judgment of Line Orientation Test: Development, reliability and validity. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 15 (2), 159-163.

Travis, L. A., Binder, J. L., Bliwise, N. G., & Horne-Moyer, L. (2001). Changes in clients' attachment styles over the course of time-limited dynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 35(2), 149-159.