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Dr. Laura Adams

Laura Adams


Avery 464Z (Round Rock Campus)

Office hours: Mon 4:30pm-5:00pm & after 7:50pm; By appt.


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I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia College/Columbia University in New York City, in 1987. I went on to get an M.A. degree in Organizational/Social Psychology from Columbia Teachers College in 1990. I worked in a variety of corporate settings, including General Electric, in human resources and career development until 1998, when I began my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. I completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in substance abuse treatment at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Hospital in 2003. I have held clinical faculty and lectureship appointments at several institutions, including UT Southwestern, Johns Hopkins University, and Southern Methodist University. In addition to my teaching responsibilities at Texas State University, I presently work at the Austin Veterans Affairs Mental Health Clinic. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and animals, and I relax doing Bikram yoga and skydiving.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Psychology

Forensic Psychology


Favorite Quote

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -Mary Oliver