Dr. Howe-Martin joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2009. Prior to receiving her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas, she received much of her training within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, treating inmates with chronic mental illness, medical complications, and/or persistent self-injurious behaviors. She also conducted dissertation research with the UNT Contextual Psychology Group and published her findings on adolescent self-injury in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. After graduation, Dr. Howe-Martin completed postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern in the Parkland Victim Intervention Program. 

Dr. Howe-Martin currently sees patients and supervises interns within Consult-Liaison Psychiatry at Parkland Hospital and the Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth. She also teaches Advanced Abnormal Psychology within the clinical psychology doctoral program, and serves on the Clinical Training and Clinical Examination committees. She has recently been named the Associate Director for Continuing Education within the department of Psychiatry, and is developing an ongoing series of Continuing Education events for mental health providers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


Undergraduate School
University of North Texas at Denton (2001), Psychology
Graduate School
University of North Texas at Denton (2006), Psychology
Graduate School
University of North Texas at Denton (2008), Psychology
Graduate School
U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP) (2008), Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
UT Southwestern Medical School (2009), Psychology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Book Review: Advances in Health Psychology: Critical Approaches
Howe-Martin, LS Psychology of Women Quarterly In Press
Repetitive Nonsuicidal Self-Injury as Experiential Avoidance Among a Community Sample of Adolescents.
Howe-Martin LS, Murrell AR, Guarnaccia CA J Clin Psychol 2012 May

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Student
    University of North Texas Psychology Program (2004)
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar
    University of Birmingham, England (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas Psychological Association (2012)
  • American Psychological Association - Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology); Division 35 (Psychology of Women)
  • Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
  • Texas Psychological Association (TPA)