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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 in youth. 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 both younger and older youth, measurement of change in psychophysiology and gene expression during treatment, universal screening for psychiatric problems in primary care and at-risk populations, dissemination of evidence-based treatments, engagement and retention of youth in psychotherapy, improved access for youth to quality psychiatric treatment, integration of psychiatry and primary care models, consumer-driven quality rating systems of mental health providers, and creation of policy for empirically-driven large-scale mental health response to disasters. 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, computational psychiatry, computer simulations, and exploration of mathematical models 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 new book released April 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.