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Mary Burke PhD

    Associate Professor, Professional Counseling
    Chair and Associate Professor, PsyD (Counseling Psychology)

Teaches Doctoral Courses: CPY 801 Foundations of Counseling Psychology, CPY 805 Social Justice and Feminism in Counseling Psychology: Theory & Strategy for Action, and CPY 830/840/850/860 Doctoral Practicum Professional Memberships: The American Psychological Association (APA), Division 17: Counseling Psychology, Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women, and Association for Women in psychology. Licenses/Certifications: Licensed psychologist in Maryland

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.6408
Email: mcburke@carlow.edu

  1. Biography
  2. Publications
  3. Research Interests

CONSULTATION/SPECIAL PROJECTS

Executive Producer, Amexica
This film depicts the perils of human trafficking and premiered in the Hollywood Film Festival, October 2009. The film has won numerous awards in various film festivals and is expected to have a viewership of 4 million people worldwide.

Consultant to the Producer, Gaia
This film brings attention to the widespread problem of child abuse and premiered at the International Toronto Film Festival in September 2009. All proceeds from the film will benefit social service agencies that support victims.

Invited Expert, Escaped: Investigation Discovery Channel Series
Episode 4: Sex Slave in the Heartland
This episode in the Escaped series brings attention to the issue of human trafficking by highlighting the story of Kataya, a young woman trafficked from Ukraine. First aired in April 2009 on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

ACTIVISM

Dr. Burke founded and directs the Project to End Human Trafficking (www.endhumantrafficking.org). This United States based non-profit group works regionally, nationally, and internationally to raise awareness about the enslavement and economic exploitation of human beings. In this role, Dr. Burke has given close to one hundred and fifty talks about human trafficking both in the United States and abroad and has begun regional anti-trafficking coalitions in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. In addition, she has spoken to various state and regional elected officials in Pennsylvania and Virginia regarding this issue and has worked on legislation in these states in support of strengthening human trafficking laws. Dr. Burke currently serves on Pennsylvania’s Senate Resolution 253 Advisory Committee, which was established for the purpose of making recommendations to the State’s General Assembly regarding human trafficking in Pennsylvania.

PUBLICATIONS

Burke, M. (April 2013). Introduction to human trafficking: Definitions and prevalence. In Burke, M. (Ed.), Human trafficking: Interdisciplinary perspectives. New York: Routledge/Taylor Francis.

Burke, M. (2013). Human trafficking: Interdisciplinary perspectives. New York: Routledge/Taylor Francis.

Burke, M. (2013). Trauma and human trafficking: Psychological implications and treatment considerations. Invited article, ASTRA, Belgrade, Serbia.

Burke, M. (2012). Human Trafficking: An Overview for Law Enforcement. Invited journal article. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 12(1). 

Burke, M. & Pilecki, A. (2010). The effects of trauma on self-esteem. In Guindon, M., (Ed.), Self-Esteem Across the Lifespan (pp. 63-78). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Burke, M. (2007). The anti-Slavery movement: Facilitating change in your local community. Invited article published by the World Association of Nongovernmental Organizations. Tarrytown, NY: WANGO.

Burke, M. (2006). Child sex trafficking: An international threat to the wellness of children. Invited chapter published in The NGO Revolution: Healing a Hurting World. Tarrytown, NY: World Association of Nongovernmental Organizations.

Lightsey, O., Burke, M., Ervin, A., Henderson, D. & Yee, C. (2006). Generalized self-efficacy, self-esteem and negative affect. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 38 (1), 1-91.

In process:

Dean, H. (2011). Psychological wellness of transgender individuals as influenced by attachment
and parenting style. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.

Greisler, M. (2011) Examination of the nature and degree of relational aggression and social aggression experienced by individuals diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.

Merchant, K. (2011). Examination of the relationship between creativity, openness, and depression. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.

Reese, M. (2011). Multicultural competence and ethnocultural empathy. (Doctoral dissertation).
Carlow University, Pittsburgh.

Schneider, B. (2011). An examination of the effects of race-related stress, perceived social
support, and racial identity development on psychological well-being. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS 

Burke, M. (November 2013). Human trafficking in the United States. Invited presentation, Sonoma State University.

Burke, M. (November 2013). The world of human trafficking: A Question & Answer session with Dr. Mary Burke. Invited presentation, Center for Ethics, Law and Society, Sonoma State University.

Burke, M. (November 2013). The ultimate exploitation: Human trafficking in a global context. Invited presentation, Saint Vincent College.

Burke, M. (October, 2013). Human trafficking and the risks of migration. Invited presentation for the Education without Borders Conference, Pennsylvania Department of Education Migrant Education Program.

Burke, M. (October 2013). Human Trafficking: United States and International Perspectives. Invited presentation, Villanova University School of Law.

Burke, M. (November 2013). Exploitation and Violence: Human trafficking as an assault on basic human rights. Invited Keynote Speaker for the Community College of Allegheny County Human Trafficking Program.

Burke, M. (March 2013). Complex trauma and human trafficking. Invited presentation, Belgrade, Serbia.

Burke, M. (October 2012). Human trafficking: What young adults worldwide can do about human trafficking. Invited presentation for One Young World conference 2012.


Burke, M. & McHugh, M. (June 2012). Social Class and why it Matters. Invited presentation for the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Board Meeting.

Burke, M. (March, 2012). Human Trafficking: Global and Local Issues. Invited Speaker, World Affairs Council, as part of the commemoration of International Women’s Day.

Burke, M. (March, 2012). Human Trafficking: Overview and Coalition Building. Invited Speaker, in support of forming the Beaver County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition.

Burke, M. (June, 2011). The negative impact of conflict on the psychological well-being of children in conflict zones. Invited Speaker, United Nations, high level panel discussion as part of the International Day of the African Child's celebration.

Burke, M. (June, 2011). Human trafficking and human rights. Invited presentation for the Pennsylvania Inter-branch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness.

Burke, M. (April, 2011). Identifying and supporting child victims of human trafficking. Invited Speaker, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program.

Burke, M. (March, 2011). Slavery today. Invited Speaker, Office of Academic Affairs, Pennsylvania State University.

Burke, M. (March, 2011). Child Trafficking. Invited Speaker, United Nations, United Nations Women’s Guild, New York, New York. 

Burke, M. (April, 2011). Identifying and supporting child victims of human trafficking. Invited Speaker, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program.

Burke, M. (March, 2011). Slavery today. Invited Speaker, Office of Academic Affairs, Pennsylvania
State University.

Burke, M. (October, 2010). Human trafficking: Overview and action. Invited Speaker, American
Association of University Women, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Burke, M. (October, 2010). Human trafficking: An issue of human rights. Invited Speaker, School of
International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Burke, M. (October, 2010). Human rights and responsibility: The issue of modern slavery. Invited Keynote Speaker, Annual United Nations Day Program at Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Burke, M. (Spring 2010). Human trafficking & the universal declaration of human rights. Invited
Keynote Speaker, Annual Human Rights Day Program at Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana.

Burke, M. (Spring 2010). Human trafficking: Global overview and United States-based action.
Invited presentation, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

Burke, M. (Spring 2010). Sexism & human trafficking: The exploitation of women & girls. Invited
Presentation, Department of Women’s Studies in support of Women’s History Month, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Burke, M. (Spring 2010). Human trafficking: Global overview and United States-based action.
Invited presentation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Commission on the Status of Women and the Department of Psychology, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Burke, M. (Spring 2010). Social justice in the doctoral level curriculum in psychology & counseling. Invited presentation, American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Burke, M. (Spring 2010). Slavery today: Problems & solutions. Invited presentation, Carnegie
Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Burke, M. (2009). Child labor: Issues and strategies for change in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, &
Kyrgyzstan. Invited presentation, Adolescent Health Symposium hosted by Magee Womencare International and sponsored by the United States Department of State, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Burke, M. (2009). Human trafficking: Issues and strategies for change in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, & Kyrgyzstan. Invited presentation, Adolescent Health Symposium hosted by Magee Womencare International and sponsored by the United States Department of State, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Dr. Burke is interested in issues related to minority mental health, trauma and human trafficking.  

In Process or Under Review  

Burke, M. (2011). Human trafficking: Interdisciplinary perspectives. New York: Routledge/Taylor Francis.

Burke, M. (2011). Incorporating social justice into the doctoral level curriculum in counseling psychology: Extending the knowledge & skill base.