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Last updated: 7/6/2016
Laura A West
Professional -- Branch: Florida
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  Florida
  MA
  LPCC LMHC
  Counseling
  Private Practice
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Education/Experience
University of West Florida
M.A. Psychology: conferred May 2004
Thesis: Participants’ perspectives on the functions that raves serve in identity and social development
B.A. Psychology: conferred December 2000

Supplemental study:
Certified Trauma and Dissociation Therapist, Military and Family Life Consultant, Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, Infant Mental Health, Child Therapy, Communicable Diseases, Substance Abuse and Dependency Treatment and Recovery, Substance Abuse and Adolescent Brain Development, Prevention of Medical Errors, and Medication Management. Registered Play Therapist certification in progress. Additional university courses and supplemental studies.

University Courses and Workshops Taught:
Healing after Trauma
Taking the Mystery Out of the DSM-5
Case Management
Career and Lifestyle Development
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Facilitating DBT Groups
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Professional Organizations

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation; Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) Southeastern USA Chapter; American Counseling Association; Play Therapy Association; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society; Psi-Chi National Honor Society of Psychology; Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society

Publications and Professional Conference Presentations

Kupfer, D., Shaughnessy, M., Arington, T., Dawson, L., West, L., Harrell, L. (2014). An interview with David Kupfer on the new DSM-5. North American Journal of Psychology, 16(2):235-240.

Rotunda, R., West, L., & O’Farrell, T. (2004). Enabling behavior in a clinical sample of alcoholic-dependent clients and their partners. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 26, 269-276. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (2001).

Rotunda, R., West, L., & Epstein, J. (2004). Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs: College student satisfaction with an interactive educational software program. Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 2, 59-66.

Mathews, S., & West, L. (2004). An evaluation of the Integrated Services Teams Model in Santa Rosa County School District schools. Florida Department of Education.

West, L. (2004). Participants’ perspectives on the functions that raves serve in identity and social development. Thesis: The University of West Florida Press.

West, L., & Mathews, S. (2003). Perspectives on the functions of raves: Ravers & non-ravers. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

West, L., & Stanny, C. (2001). The effects of computer-induced frustration on subsequent task performance. Poster session presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.