Lauren Drerup Stokes, PH.D., M.P.

Psychology, Pediatric
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Biology – Louisiana College – Pineville, LA – 2005
  • Master of Arts in Clinic Psychology – Western Carolina University – Cullowhee, NC – 2007
  • Doctoral Degree, Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology – University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS – 2012
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology – Alliant University – 2019


  • Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychologists
  • The American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy, Div. 55 APA


  • Summa Cum Laude at:
    • Louisiana College
    • Western Carolina University
    • University of Kansas
  • The Town Talk’s Top 20 Under 40 – 2017
  • Katkovsky Scholarship in Clinical Psychopharmacology Training – 2017
  • National Register for Health Service Psychologists, Early Career Award – 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Poster, Arkansas Psychology Association – 2011
  • First Place Student Poster Award, Kansas Psychological Association – 2011
  • Student Presenter Award, 42nd Annual MMPI-2/MMPI-A Symposium – 2007
  • Sigma Xi Research Award Western Carolina University – 2006


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  • Dr. Stokes has professionally published and presented on the following topics:
    • The Relationship between exposure to violence, fire-related thoughts/behaviors, and psychological adjustment for adolescent females
    • Youth Exposure to Community Violence and Psychological Adjustment: The Role of Cognitive Appraisals
    • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as a Skill-Building Group Treatment for Children with Developmental Delays
    • The intersection of child maltreatment and family homelessness
    • Assessment of the measurement model of caregivers’ report on the Behavioral Assessment System for Children – 2 in foster children
    • Community violence and psychological adjustment in youth: Role of cognitive appraisals
    • Community violence and emotion regulation: The role of family conflict.
    • Predicting suicidal ideation among male juvenile offenders.
    • Youth exposure to community violence: Practice implications addressing emotion regulation
    • Measurement of youth stress and trauma: Methodological and practical implications
    • Examination of emotional-social intelligence in ethnic minority youth
    • The role of emotional-social intelligence in the relation between community violence and psychological symptoms in youth
    • Factor structure of the life events checklist in youth
    • Family environment, personality, and psychological symptoms in sexually abused individuals
    • Use of the RC Scales in a complex neuropsychological patient sample
    • Examination of the utility of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical scales
    • Victimization and co-morbid behavioral health conditions within juvenile justice populations
    • Effects of an educational suicide prevention program
    • The relationship between parenting stress and infant development
    • Gender difference in an educational suicide prevention program
    • Understanding the sexually abused
    • Multiethical principles and codes: A survey of congress attendee