Dr. Laura Knouse is a clinical psychologist whose research and clinical expertise focus on the nature, assessment, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults. Dr. Knouse completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD and publishes several research articles and chapters in this emerging area. Her recent research is aimed at understanding the cognitive and metacognitive difficulties of college students with ADHD in order to develop effective academic interventions. Investigations in non-clinical populations focus on the impact of individual differences in self-regulation on adjustment to college.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, license #0810004438
* denotes student coauthor
Knouse, L.E., Rawson, K., Vaughn, K., & Dunlosky, J. (in press). Does testing improve learning for college students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Clinical Psychological Science.
Knouse, L.E. & Mitchell, J.T. (in press). Incautiously Optimistic: Positively-valenced cognitive avoidance in adult ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2014.06.003
*Steadman, K. & Knouse, L.E. (in press). Is the relationship between ADHD symptoms and binge eating mediated by impulsivity? Journal of Attention Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1087054714530779
Knouse, L.E., Feldman, G. & *Blevins, E. (2014). Executive functioning difficulties as predictors of academic performance: Examining the role of grade goals. Learning and Individual Differences, 36, 19-26. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2014.07.001
Knouse, L.E., *Zvorsky, I. & Safren, S. (2013). Depression in adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The mediating role of cognitive-behavioral factors. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 1220-1232. doi: 10.1007/s10608-013-9569-5
Knouse, L.E. (2014). Treatment of adults with ADHD: Cognitive behavioral therapies. In R.A. Barkley (Ed.), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, 4th ed. Guilford Press: New York, N.Y.
Knouse, L.E. & Safren, S.A. (2013). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults. In S. Hofmann (Ed.), Wiley Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Wiley-Blackwell: New York, NY.
Metacognition and strategy use
Cognitive-behavioral intervention development