Laura Rowley, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assessment and Testing Program Director

 

Laura Rowley, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist at UCEBT. She completed her doctoral training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, working with children and adults in community mental health and hospital settings. Laura completed her APA-accredited internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital, where she worked with children and adolescents ages 3-18 in the outpatient and day treatment programs.

Laura is a primary member of UCEBT’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) team, providing individual, family, and group intervention for adolescents and adults. Laura specializes in working with individuals with high-risk behaviors, including suicidality and self-harm, addictive behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, and dysregulated behaviors associated with posttraumatic stress.

Laura is the Program Director for UCEBT’s Assessment and Testing team. She conducts diagnostic and comprehensive psychological evaluations for individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting concerns, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning problems, mood and anxiety, and psychosis and severe mental illness.

As a clinician on UCEBT’s Anxiety and Mood team, Laura implements evidence-based modalities, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals struggling with anxiety and depression. Laura utilizes parent management training and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for families of children with defiant behavior problems. She also has experience in couples therapy using evidence-based frameworks from the Gottman Method and ACT for Couples.

Out of State Sessions

Dr. Rowley is a licensed psychologist in both Utah and Idaho. She can provide both telehealth and in-person diagnostic services for residents of these states.

Dr. Rowley is also PsyPact approved and can provide telehealth services in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia , Georgia , Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia. 

Telehealth services will also be forthcoming in the following states:  Kansas (effective January 1, 2022), Maine (effective October 18, 2021).

PsyPact is "designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries". For more information about PsyPact, please CLICK HERE.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Dr. Rowley recently presented this lecture on Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Strategies to Support Inclusivity. This presentation discussed ADHD and Autism, the strengths and barriers of each in the workplace, and how to facilitate enhanced inclusion and communication. She is available for professional training and consultation.

Laura's Recent Presentations

Laura’s Recommended Readings

The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
Recommended for individuals who want to understand the impacts of trauma on overall health and wellbeing and to learn about holistic approaches in healing.

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change by Valerie Porr
Recommended for individuals with BPD and their loved ones to help understand the nature of BPD and to learn evidence-based skills supporting emotion coping and healthy relationships.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
Recommended for parents who are looking for support in helping children (and teens) cope with negative emotions, being consistent with setting limits, and improving family communication.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
Recommended for individuals who struggle with experiencing and expressing emotions and who strive to improve setting boundaries in relationships.

Crespo, L.M., Trentacosta, C.J., Udo-Inyang, I., Northerner, L., Chaudhry, K., Williams, A. (2018). Household chaos and behavior problems among young children from low-income families: The buffering role of emotional self-regulation. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.

Crespo, L.M., Trentacosta, C.J., Aikins, D. Wargo Aikins, J. (2017). Maternal emotion regulation and children’s behavior problems: The mediating role of children’s emotion regulation. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 26(10), 2797-2809. doi 10.1007/s10826-017-0791-8

Trentacosta, C. J., Irwin, J. L., Crespo, L. M., & Beeghly, M. (2018). Financial hardship and parenting stress in families with young children with autism: Opportunities for preventive intervention. In M. Siller & L. Morgan (Eds.) Handbook of Parent-Implemented Interventions for Very Young Children with Autism (pp. 79-91). New York: Springer.

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