Louanne Davis, Psy.D.

Louanne W. Davis, Psy.D.
Associate Scientist in Clinical Psychology


Personal Statement  My current clinical, teaching, and research focus involves working with individuals who have serious and chronic physical and mental health conditions such as PTSD. I particularly enjoy developing and testing psychological interventions that improve functioning in all aspects of life. I am also interested in exploring ways to assist individuals to reduce the suffering that accompanies their physical and mental health conditions and help them to create a meaningful life that does not hinge on decreasing or eliminating illness symptoms.

Education  Undergraduate: Indiana University

Graduate School: University of Indianapolis

Residency: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: Psychotherapy supervision of masters and doctoral level psychology students. I currently offer a year-long minor rotation in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as part of the Roudebush VA Medical Center psychology internship.

Clinical: Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches for adults with serious and chronic illnesses, in particular, PTSD,  using individual, group and conjoint formats.

Research: My primary research interest is evaluating the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness interventions for individuals who have PTSD, schizophrenia and chronic pain. I am also interested in understanding how therapeutic alliance and spirituality influence psychotherapy outcomes. 
Recent Publications

Davis LW, Leonhard B, Siegel A, Brustuen B, Luedtke B, Vohs J, James A, Lysaker PH (2016). Metacognitive capacity predicts severity of trauma-related dysfunctional cognitions in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research. 237, 182-187.

Davis LW, Lysaker PH, Kristeller JL, Salyers MP, Kovach AC, Woller S.  (2015). Effect of Mindfulness on Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes in Stable Phase Schizophrenia. Psychological Services. 12(3), 303-312.Davis LW, Eicher AC & Lysaker PH. (2011). Metacognition as a predictor of therapeutic alliance over 26 weeks of psychotherapy in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research., 129, 85-90. 

Davis LW, Eicher AC & Lysaker PH. (2011). Metacognition as a predictor of therapeutic alliance over 26 weeks of psychotherapy in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research., 129, 85-90.

Brown LF, davis LW, larocco VA & strasburger AM. (2010). Participants Perspectives On Mindfulness Meditation Training For Anxiety In Schizophrenia. American Journal Of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 13, 224-242.

Davis LW, Ringer JM, Strasburger AM & Lysaker PH. (2008). Participant evaluation of a CBT program for enhancing work function in schizophrenia. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32(1) 55-8..
Louanne Davis, Psy.D.

VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis,IN, 46202
(317) 988-4523

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