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 Laura E. Knouse
Laura E. Knouse
Associate Professor of Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Chair, Department of Psychology
Faculty Director of the Richmond Scholars Program

Dr. Laura Knouse is a clinical psychologist whose research and clinical expertise focus on the nature, assessment, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults. Dr. Knouse completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD and publishes several research articles and chapters in this emerging area. Her recent research is aimed at understanding the cognitive and metacognitive difficulties of college students with ADHD in order to develop effective academic interventions. Investigations in non-clinical populations focus on the impact of individual differences in self-regulation on adjustment to college.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, license #0810004438

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, license #0810004438
Selected Publications

* denotes student coauthor

Knouse, L.E., Rawson, K., Vaughn, K., & Dunlosky, J. (in press). Does testing improve learning for college students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Clinical Psychological Science.

Knouse, L.E. & Mitchell, J.T. (in press). Incautiously Optimistic: Positively-valenced cognitive avoidance in adult ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2014.06.003

*Steadman, K. & Knouse, L.E. (in press). Is the relationship between ADHD symptoms and binge eating mediated by impulsivity? Journal of Attention Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1087054714530779

Knouse, L.E., Feldman, G. & *Blevins, E. (2014). Executive functioning difficulties as predictors of academic performance: Examining the role of grade goals. Learning and Individual Differences, 36, 19-26. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2014.07.001

Feldman, G., Knouse, L.E., & Robinson, A. (2013). Executive functioning difficulties and depression symptoms: Incremental validity and prospective associations. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13.

Knouse, L.E., *Zvorsky, I. & Safren, S. (2013). Depression in adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The mediating role of cognitive-behavioral factors. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 1220-1232. doi: 10.1007/s10608-013-9569-5

Mitchell, J., Benson, J.W., Knouse, L.E., Kimbrel, N.A., & Anastopolous, A.D. (2013). Are negative automatic thoughts associated with ADHD in adulthood? Cognitive Therapy and Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10608-013-9525-4

Knouse, L.E., Traeger, L., O’Cleirigh, C., & Safren, S.A. (2013). Adult ADHD symptoms and Five Factor model personality traits in a clinical sample: A structural equation modeling approach. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 848 – 854. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182a5bf33

Knouse, L.E., Barkley, R.A., & Murphy, K.R. (2013). Does executive functioning (EF) predict depression in clinic-referred adults?: EF tests vs. rating scales. Journal of Affective Disorders, 145, 270-275. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.05.064

Knouse, L.E., Anastopoulos, A.D., & Dunlosky, J. (2012). Isolating metamemory deficits in the self-regulated learning of adults with AD/HD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16, 650 – 660. doi: 10.1177/1087054711417231


Knouse, L.E. (2014). Treatment of adults with ADHD: Cognitive behavioral therapies. In R.A. Barkley (Ed.), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, 4th ed. Guilford Press: New York, N.Y.

Knouse, L.E. & Safren, S.A. (2013). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults. In S. Hofmann (Ed.), Wiley Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Wiley-Blackwell: New York, NY.

Knouse, L.E. & Safren, S.A. (2013). Psychosocial treatment for adult ADHD. In C. Surman (Ed.), ADHD in Adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management. Humana Press: New York, NY.

Knouse, L.E. & Safren, S.A. (2011). Psychosocial treatment of adults with ADHD. In S. Evans and B. Hoza (Eds.), Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Intervention in Developmental Context. Civic Research Institute: Kingston, NJ.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Clinical Psychology
Contact Information
G-11B Richmond Hall
(804) 287-6347
(804) 287-1905 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults
Metacognition and strategy use
Cognitive-behavioral intervention development