Laura Howe-Martin, Ph.D.

Director of Behavioral Sciences, UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute

  • Psychiatry
  • Cancer Psychology
  • Psychotherapy


Laura Howe-Martin, Ph.D., joined UT Southwestern's faculty in 2009. Prior to earning her doctoral degree at 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 division serving Parkland Hospital for the next five years.

Dr. Howe-Martin is now the Director of Behavioral Sciences at the UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, 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 supervise. Within the UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, she teaches the Advanced Abnormal Psychology and Cultural Diversity courses, and is the Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Howe-Martin is also a member of 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).

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Education & Training
  • Undergraduate School - University of North Texas at Denton (1997-2001), Psychology
  • Graduate School - University of North Texas at Denton (2003-2008), Psychology
  • Graduate School - U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP) (2007-2008), Psychology
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical School (2008-2009), Psychology
  • Graduate School - University of North Texas at Denton (2003-2006), Psychology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association - Divisions 2, 12, 35, 45
  • American Psychological Association (2018-2023), Continuing Education Committee
  • Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (2013)
  • Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Educator, School of Biomedical Sciences 2016, Awarded by the UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT)
  • Selected to LEAD program – Class of 2014 2014-2015, UT Southwestern - Office of Faculty Diversity and Development
  • Outstanding Teaching Award 2014, UT Southwestern - Division of Psychology
  • Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists 2012, American Psychological Association Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar 2001, University of Birmingham, England
Books & Publications
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Teaching and Education

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychology

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