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Laura Howe-Martin, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist who 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 and comorbid medical complications. She also conducted dissertation research with the UNT Contextual Psychology Group. After graduation, Dr. Howe-Martin completed postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern with the Consult-Liaison Psychiatry division and remained with the C/L division serving Parkland Hospital for the next 5 years.

Dr. Howe-Martin is now the Director of Behavioral Sciences at the UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute and Regional Psycho-oncology Lead for UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center, where she also treats patients, supervises trainees, and engages in clinical research.

She initiated the Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizure Program within the Parkland Behavioral Health Center, where she continues to treat patients and supervisee. Within the UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, she teaches the Advanced Abnormal Psychology and Cultural Diversity courses, serves on the Division of Psychology Clinical Steering Committee, and is part of the Department of Psychiatry's Anti-Racism Support Subcommittee. Dr. Howe-Martin also has a leadership position with the American Psychological Association's Continuing Education Committee, and has recently co-edited with Dr. Adam Brenner an introductory book on psychotherapy for trainees and early career professionals (Psychotherapy: A Practical Introduction).


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

Research Interest

  • Psycho-oncology
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Teaching / Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Book Review: Advances in Health Psychology: Critical Approaches
Howe-Martin, LS Psychology of Women Quarterly In Press
Assessing depressive symptoms in patients with cancer treated with interleukin-2: A comparison of two measures
McClintock, S.M., Bail, R.B., Howe-Martin, L., Mann, T., & Bailey, D.E. Cancer Nursing. 2022
Depression and Comorbid Medical Illness.
Howe-Martin, L. S., Knox-Rice, T.K., Denman, D., & Brown, E.S. In McClintock & Choi (Eds). Handbook of Neurocognitive Function in Depression. 2022
Suicidal Ideation and Depression Among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients.
Giberson SA, Hall BC, Jester B, Short VM, Roaten K, de la Garza N, Trivedi MH, Howe-Martin L, J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 2021 Apr
Review of Women leading change in academia: Breaking the glass ceiling, cliff, and slipper.
Awosogba, O., & Howe-Martin, L. S. Psychology of Women Quarterly 2021
A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients: A Review of a Pilot Program.
Hall BC, Short VM, Giberson S, Howe-Martin L, J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 2020 Jan
Beyond the Language Barrier: Recommendations for Working with Interpreters in Individual Psychotherapy.
Martin, B., Benedetto, N., Elledge, D., Najjab, A., & Howe-Martin, L. Psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 2020
Impact of a Community-Based Cancer Survivorship Program on Quality of Life.
Funk-Lawler, R., Hamann, H.A., Howe-Martin, L., Balasubramanian, B., Businelle, M.S., Kendall, J., Sanders, J.M., Price, S.N., & Argenbright, K. Oncology Issues 2020 2 35 16-23
The Role of Social Support in Adolescent/Young Adults Coping with Cancer Treatment.
Pennant S, C Lee S, Holm S, Triplett KN, Howe-Martin L, Campbell R, Germann J, Children (Basel) 2019 Dec 7 1
Review of Shades of Gray: Writing the New American Multiracialism
Howe-Martin, L.S. Psychology of Women Quarterly 2019 3 43


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Other psychodynamic schools. In Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (10th edition)

Brenner, A., & Howe-Martin, L.S. (2017). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Educator, School of Biomedical Sciences
    Awarded by the UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) (2016)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern - Division of Psychology (2014)
  • Selected to LEAD program – Class of 2014
    UT Southwestern - Office of Faculty Diversity and Development (2014-2015)
  • Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists
    American Psychological Association Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women (2012)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
    University of North Texas Psychology Program (2004)
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar
    University of Birmingham, England (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association - Divisions 2 (Teaching of Psychology),12 (Clinical Psychology; SCP Mentorship Program), 35 (Psychology of Women), and 45 (Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity & Race) (2009)
  • American Psychological Association - Vice Chair (2022), Continuing Education Committee (2018-2023)
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) (2015)
  • Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (2013)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2014)