Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Dr. Laura Deihl is a licensed psychologist at Bradley School in Providence and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB). Bradley Schools are training sites for child psychology interns/residents, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and child psychiatry residents and triple board fellows. The Bradley Schools serve a diverse population of students with behavioral issues, executive functioning skills deficits, and wide-ranging mental health disorders including mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders as well as some students with significant learning disorders and developmental delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The Bradley School in Providence provides full-time special education for students in grades 6 through 12, as well as a limited number of grade 12+ transitional classrooms.  In recent years, the Bradley School in Providence has incorporated individualized social-emotional learning assessment and teaching interventions, DBT-skills training, and restorative practices into the curriculum in addition to individual/programmatic behavioral plans for all students. Trainees are afforded opportunities to implement specific evidence-based treatment interventions within a school setting to target specific problems for individual students.  Dr. Deihl has provided supervision to trainees for diagnosis and case conceptualization, psychological assessment, group and individual psychotherapy, case management, school-based interventions, team leadership, and school consultation. She maintains an active teaching role and presents an annual seminar for Child Track Residents on Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect. Her clinical and consultation work focuses on special education and school-based clinical interventions for students with disruptive behaviors, emotional disturbances, and learning disabilities or developmental delays. Dr. Deihl earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany and completed her child clinical internship at University of Rochester Medical School in New York.

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