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About Harvey Burnett

Harvey J. Burnett, Jr., Ph.D. is a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan and is currently a Professor of Psychology and the Chair of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Andrews University.  Dr. Burnett was also a staff psychologist at the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center for over six years where he coordinated the Center’s Substance Abuse and Campus Outreach programs.  Dr. Burnett received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University and a Master of Divinity from Andrews University Theological Seminary, and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 
Dr. Burnett is the past president of the Michigan Crisis Response Association.  Presently, he serves as the clinical director and board member of the Berrien County Critical incident Stress Management (CISM) team that he has been part of for over 15 years.  He was also involved in providing CISM interventions to victims of the World Trade Center attacks after September 11th and the Adventist University in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
In addition, he has worked in law enforcement for the past 22 years, and presently is a police sergeant, assistant emergency management coordinator, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)/school liaison officer, team member of the Berrien County Crisis Negotiation Team, and coordinates the Community Policing and Behavioral Science section with the Buchanan Police Department.  For the past 18 years, Dr. Burnett continues to serve as an elected trustee on the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education and is currently the board President. 
Dr. Burnett operates a part-time private practice and is the proud father of three children.
Special Activities:
     Michigan Crisis Response Association, Inc. Board Member, MI
     Berrien County Crisis Negotiation Team Member, County of Berrien, MI
     Berrien County Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing Team Clinical Director and                                       
     Board Member, County of Berrien, MI
     Buchanan School Board Trustee, Buchanan area Community Schools District, Buchanan, MI

Professional Memberships (Past and Present
     American Psychological Association
     International Association of Trauma Professionals    
International Conference of Police Chaplains
     International Critical Incident Stress Foundation    
     National Tactical Officers Association


2015 - Present Chair, Andrews University School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
2010 - Present Professor of Psychology, Andrews University School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

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BA Psychology, The University Of Michigan
MDiv, Andrews University
PhD Counseling Psychology, Andrews University

Contact Information

Office Location: 224 Buller Hall
Phone: (269) 471-6881


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