Dr. Laura Knouse to Speak at Wells

Licensed clinical psychologist and expert in adult ADHD will discuss her research.




12:30 pm


Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

Wells College presents a Social Sciences Colloquium featuring Dr. Laura Knouse of the University of Richmond titled “Learning to Learn: Improving Self-Guided Study in Adults with ADHD.” Dr. Knouse’s talk will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. The event is free and all are invited to attend.

In “Learning to Learn: Improving Self-Guided Study in Adults with ADHD,” Dr. Laura Knouse will be discussing theories of cognitive processing in adults with ADHD. She will present data from her relevant research and discuss both the clinical implications and the real world applications of her work in this developing field.

Dr. Knouse is a clinical psychologist whose research and clinical expertise focus on the nature, assessment and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults. She has specific ongoing research aimed at understanding the difficulties in the lives of adults with ADHD, both in terms of self-image and academic functioning. Her recent research explores predictors of depression in adults with ADHD; she is also exploring individual differences in ability in academic, social and risk-related areas.

Dr. Knouse completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as assistant professor of psychology at the University of Richmond. Dr. Knouse received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult ADHD while working with Dr. Steven Safren, and she has published several research articles and chapters in publications such as the Journal of Attention Disorders, Psychological Assessment, and Psychiatric Clinics of North America.

This talk will be sponsored by the Wells College departments of psychology, education, sociology/anthropology, and women’s and gender studies, and the Social Sciences Division.