Dr. Edmond's research and teaching interests include violence against women and practice effectiveness. Her current projects involve examining the theoretical and intervention preferences of domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in rape crisis centers, and the response of rape crisis centers to the comorbidity of substance abuse and PTSD.
Dr. Edmond has nearly 20 years of practice experience as a social worker, both in direct practice and administration. She served as the director of the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center at the University of New Mexico; as a clinical social worker specializing in sexual assault and trauma in private practice; and as clinical director of the Austin Rape Crisis Center.
She teaches several master’s level courses including foundations of social work practice, intervention approaches with women, and research methods. She is a faculty associate with the Comorbidity and Addictions Center and the Center for Mental Health Services Research.