Faculty Profile for Dr. Laura L Adams

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Dr. Laura L Adams
Lecturer — Psychology
THH 253
phone: (512) 245-2526

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in clinical assessment and intervention, supervision of trainees, in-service training and consultation with interdisciplinary teams; and teaching of undergraduate and graduate-level psychology courses.

Teaching Interests

Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, I/O Psychology, Psychopathology, Brain & Behavior

Research Interests

Forensic psychology, Chronic pain, Spirituality & health

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Wegener, S., Adams, L., & Rohe, D. (2012). Promoting Optimal Functioning in Spinal Cord Injury: The Role of Rehabilitation Psychology. In P. J. Vinken & G. W. Bruyn (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Adams, L., Wegener, S. T., & Haythornthwaite, J. (2011). Psychological Evaluation and Testing. In H. Benson, S. Raja, S. Liu, S. Fishman, & S. Cohen (Eds.), Essentials of Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia. Philadelphia: Elsevier.
  • Dowling, L., Gatchel, R., Adams, L., Stowell, A., & Bernstein, D. (2007). An evaluation of the predictive validity of the Pain Medication Questionnaire with a heterogeneous group of patients with chronic pain. The Journal of Opioid Management, 3(5), 257–266.
  • Holmes, C., Gatchel, R., Adams, L., Stowell, A., Hatten, A., Noe, C., & Lou, L. (2006). An opioid screening instrument: long term evaluation of the utility of the Pain Medication Questionnaire. Pain Practice, 6(2), 74–88.
  • Edwards, D., Gatchel, R., Stowell, A., & Adams, L. (2006). Emotional distress and medication use in two acute pain populations:  jaw and low back. Pain Practice, 6(4), 242–253.

Selected Service Activities

Internship Committee
August 2023-Present
Bobcat Days
January 2023-Present
Undergraduate Program Committee
August 30, 2020-December 2022
Undergraduate Committee
August 2017-August 2018
Curriculum Committee
August 2016-August 2017