Elaine Clanton Harpine, Ph.D., is a motivational psychologist specializing in group-centered prevention. She has many years experience designing and conducting motivational prevention programs for children and youth. She has taught many children to read. Dr. Clanton Harpine earned her doctorate in Educational Psychology, Counseling from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Elaine's research has focused on using group-centered interventions with at-risk readers. Dr. Clanton Harpine designed the motivational reading program called Camp Sharigan, the year-long Reading Orienteering Club after-school program, and the 4-Step Method that uses vowel clustering to teach at-risk children to read. Her research with these programs has been published in psychological journals and reported in presentations at the American Psychological Association's annual conventions.
Elaine served for three years on the Board of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49) of the American Psychological Association. Elaine is past editor of the Prevention Corner in the Group Psychologist.
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