I am a PhD candidate in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. I primarily work with Bethany Teachman, PhD, in the Program for Anxiety, Cognition, and Treatment (PACT) lab, and with collaborators in computer science and systems engineering as part of the MindTrails Project, a public research website for online interpretation bias training.
My research seeks to elucidate the cognitive, affective, and behavioral processes that maintain emotional disorders and the pathways by which psychological treatments can change those processes. By identifying mechanisms of disorder and change, I hope to advance the development and dissemination of optimized, streamlined, and personalized interventions. I also have interests in methodology and open science.
Laura Barnes, PhD, UVA Engineering