Dr. King earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 2008. She completed her internship at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and postdoctoral training at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, where she received extensive training in the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has psychological and neuropsychological assessment experience with a variety of populations, including veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
2008: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Program
2005: M.S., Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University
2002: B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan
Licensed Psychologist through the Minnesota Board of Psychology, #LP5180
October 2010 – present
Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA, Licensed Psychologist, Minneapolis, MN
Provide disability examinations for veterans at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS).
December 2009 – September 2010
VA Health Care System (VAHCS), Licensed Psychologist, Minneapolis, MN
Member of the Posttraumatic Stress Recovery (PTSR) team, providing evidenced-based interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) via telemedicine to returning veterans in rural communities.
September 2008 – August 2009
VA Medical Center (VAMC), Polytrauma Psychology Resident, Minneapolis, MN
Provide psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions, psycho-diagnostic assessment, and neuropsychological evaluations for inpatients and outpatients with military trauma, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
August 2007 – August 2008
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), Minneapolis, MN
Provided psychological assessment and psychotherapy to adults who sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Performed consultation-liaison duties with physicians and other health care professionals regarding assessment and treatment recommendations for adults who had suffered recent traumas, including burns, injuries from motor vehicle accidents, and gun-shot wounds.
January 2006 – June 2007
PTSD Treatment Outcome Study, Eastern Michigan University Psychological Clinic, Ypsilanti, MI
Performed 8-session structured exposure treatment for trauma patients. Conducted initial assessments using the CAPS, SCID I, BDI, and BAI and re-assessments at one-month and three-month follow-up intervals.
September 2005 – June 2006
Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Performed weekly neuropsychological assessments with adults and elderly patients for problems including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety or depression, and neuropsychological deficits. Administered, scored, and interpreted clinical scales, objective personality instruments, and intelligence tests. Wrote integrated reports for use in treatment planning. Conducted career counseling in individual and group format with severely mentally ill veterans focusing on skills training and vocational rehabilitation.
August 2004 – June 2005
Counseling Services, Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
Individual and group therapy with college students. Therapeutic interventions included cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive therapy. Primary diagnostic groups: anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, and substance abuse.
May 2004 – August 2007
Eastern Michigan University Psychological Clinic, Ypsilanti, MI
Individual therapy with adolescents and adults. Primary diagnostic groups: borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Psychological assessments with children and adults for problems including learning disabilities, ADHD, and neuropsychological deficits. Provided supervision to second-year therapists on therapy and assessment cases. Conducted bi-weekly group supervision meetings.
September 2008 – present
Comorbidity of Mental Health Problems in Blast-Related Traumatic Brain Injury, Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN
Project characterizing mental health problems of OEF/OIF veterans who sustained blast-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
October 2006 – April 2008
Modelling Eating Pathology: The Role of Gender, Sociocultural, and Individual Factors, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Dissertation project applying structural equation modelling (SEM) to examine gender differences and model relationships among psychological correlates of eating pathology, including experiential avoidance
September 2006 – August 2007
University of Michigan, Institute for Research on Women and Gender Ann, Arbor, MI
Assisted with data analysis using structural equation modelling (SEM) on grant-funded projects examining the relationship among sexual assault, depression, and substance use in adolescent girls and characteristics of perpetrators of alcohol-related sexual assault
January 2005 – May 2006
Smoking Initiation, Depression, and Weight Concerns in College Women, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Supervised undergraduate psychology student conducting her senior honor’s thesis. Training included manuscript preparation, research design and methods, and statistical procedures. Research presented at the Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Research Symposium
Young, A. M., King, L., Abbey, A., & Boyd, C. J. Adolescent peer-on-peer sexual aggression: Characteristics of aggressors of alcohol and non-alcohol related sexual assault.King, L., Saules, K. K., & Irish, J. (2007). Weight concerns.
King, L., Saules, K. K., & Irish, J. (2007). Weight concerns, perfectionism, and cognitive style: Which carries more “weight” in the prediction of smoking among college women? Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 9, 535-543.
Boyd, C. J., Young, A. M., King, L., McCabe, S. E. (November). Nonmedical use of prescription stimulant and pain medications among adolescents. Symposium presentation at the 54th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Boston, MA.
Young, A. M., & King, L. T.(July). The Role of Friendships in the Association between Older Boyfriends and Problem Behaviors Among Adolescent Girls. Symposium presentation at the 19th biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne, Australia.
Irish, J., King, L. T., & Saules, K. K. (May). The Relationship between Smoking Initiation, Depression, and Weight Concerns in College Women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Collings, A. C., King, L. T., Saules, K. K., Levine, M. D., Marcus, M. D., & Pomerleau, C. S. (February). Body Image Discrepancy and Smoking Topography among Never-Overweight Female Smokers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Orlando, FL.
King, L. T. & Saules, K. K. (February). Relationship between Weight Concerns, Body Image Dissatisfaction, and Smoking Patterns in College Women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Orlando, FL.
King, L. T. & Saules, K. K. (March). Cognitive style mediates the relationship between smoking and weight concerns in college women. Oral presentation presented at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Fair, Ypsilanti, MI.
King, L. T. & Saules, K. K. (August). Weight concerns, perfectionism, and cognitive style: Which carries more “weight” in the prediction of smoking among college women? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
September 2006 – May 2007
Quantitative Methods, Eastern Michigan University
September 2004 – August 2007
Graduate Teaching Assistant
History & Systems, Eastern Michigan University
Motivation & Emotion, Eastern Michigan University
Graduate Psychology Statistics I, Eastern Michigan University
Mindfulness, Willingness, & Radical Acceptance in Psychotherapy. (June). 2-Day training presented by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. Sponsored by Behavioral Tech. Minneapolis, MN.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV)/Wechsler Memory Scale–IV (WMS-IV). (May). One-day training sponsored by Pearson Assessment. Minneapolis, MN.
Introduction to Prolonged Exposure. (February). 2-Day training presented by Edna Foa, Ph.D. Sponsored by the Minneapolis VAMC. Minneapolis, MN.
Introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy. (October). 2-Day training presented by Karen Kattar, Psy.D. Sponsored by the Minneapolis VAMC. Minneapolis, MN.
Ethics and Supervision Training. (April). Presented by Gary Schoener, M.Eq. Sponsored by Minnesota APPIC. Minneapolis, MN.
Diversity and Multicultural Training. (October). Presented by Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD. Sponsored by Minnesota APPIC. Minneapolis, MN
Applied Structural Equation Modelling. (November). 3-Day training presented at the University of Michigan Center for Statistical Consultation & Research. Ann Arbor, MI.
Eastern Michigan University Travel Award ($400)
American Psychological Association (APA) Division 28 & Division 50, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Research Support Award for American Psychological Association Annual Conference ($750)
Eastern Michigan University Thesis Research Support Award ($400)
Eastern Michigan University Graduate Fellowship
American Psychological Association (APA)
Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)
Available upon request