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Dr. Scheeringa's Lab

scheeringa michaelDr. Scheeringa’s lab hosts a wide range of projects that aim to improve diagnostics and treatment of psychiatric dysfunction. Past and current projects include development of new criteria to diagnose posttraumatic stress disorder in very young children, accurate and reliable assessment of young children, empirical critiques of traditional theories of the impact of parenting, psychophysiological and molecular correlates of stress, development of cognitive behavior therapy manuals for all ages, dissemination of evidence-based treatments, improved access to quality psychiatric treatment, and consumer-driven quality rating systems of mental health providers. Newer interests include n-of-a-few-cases study designs with a broad net of predictors to move beyond traditional single-main-effects studies, combinatoric diagnostics, low-tech computational psychiatry,nearest neighbor algorithms to predict treatment outcome, the role of belief in decision making, and the inherited genetic basis of human nature.

Michael S. Scheeringa, MD, MPH
Venancio Antonio Wander Garcia IV MD Chair of Psychiatry
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
(504) 988-2167



Quality Rating System for the Kid Catch Directory

Louisiana Child Welfare Trauma Project

Additional Reliability and Validity of a Preschool Diagnostic Interview

Neurobiology of CBT Treatment Response



They'll Never Be The Same Book Cover

Dr. Scheeringa’s newest book released 2018. It's the first book on the market that covers what parents and youths need to know about PTSD from A to Z while debunking the myths and demystifying the science. Dr. Scheeringa hopes it's a book that clinicians will recommend to families, and professors will use in classrooms.