Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Peggy Andover, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Dealy 420
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-0188;
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Curriculum Vitae 

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Education | Clinical Interests | Research | Projects | Courses | Professional Expertise | PublicationsPresentations

Education Top
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, Binghamton University
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Binghamton University
  • T32 in Treatment Development and Outcome Research, Brown Medical School

Clinical Interests
  • As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, Dr. Andover uses empirically-supported techniques to treat clients ranging in age from childhood to adulthood with a variety of presenting problems, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, aggressive behaviors, suicidal ideation and behaviors, NSSI, and borderline personality disorder.  She also integrates research and treatment through federally funded treatment development studies.

Major Research Interests Top
Non-suicidal self-injury and attempted suicide
  • Development of interventions for NSSI and Suicide
  • Factors contributing to the expression of one form of self-injury versus another
  • Functions of different types of self-injury
  • Physiological processes, such as pain perception, in self-injury
  • Effects of self-injury on psychopathology and behavior severity

Research studies Top
  • Development of an Intervention for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Young Adults--A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial (PI; funded by NIMH)
  • Associations between Physiological Sensitivityand Self-Injurious Behaviors among College Students (PI)
  • Coping Strategies and Self-Harm Behaviors among College Students (PI)

Courses Top
  • PSYC 1000 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2900 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 7111 - Psychopathology

Professional Memberships
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Program Committee Member
  • International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, Program Committee Chair, 2011
  • International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, Membership and Benefits Committee Chair

Selected Publications Top

A complete listing of all of Dr. Andover's published works may be obtained by visiting

Selected Presentations Top
  • Andover, M. S., & Gibb, B. E. (2010, April).  NSSI and attempted suicide: Differences in suicidal intent and a comparison with established suicide attempt predictors.  In E. D. Klonsky (Chair), Overlap Between Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide: Conceptual and Empirical Perspectives.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Suicidology, Orlando, FL.
  • Andover, M. S., & Gibb, B. E. (2005, November).  Self-mutilation in single and multiple attempters.  In T. Joiner (Chair), History of Suicide Attempts: Are Multiple Attempters a Distinct Patient Population?  Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.
  • Andover, M. S. (2005, March).  Neuropsychological functioning in self-mutilating and suicidal prisoners.  In P. J. Donovick (Chair), Mental and physical illness: A new challenge for prisons.  Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

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