University of Indianapolis 2001 M.A. Psychology
University of Indianapolis 2003 Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
Tulane University School of Medicine 7/02 - 6/03 Psychology Internship
Tulane University School of Medicine 7/03 - 6/04 Post-Doctoral Fellow - Infant and Child Psychology
Years at Tulane:
The main focus of my clinical work is on the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders across the life span. As the clinical director of the Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders (TCARD), I am dedicated to developing a multidisciplinary team to provide evaluations and treatment to children on the autism spectrum. Another goal of the clinic is to train the next generation of providers for working with individuals on the autism spectrum. My current position allows for collaboration with schools and other agencies to do community trainings on important topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I am also part of a team of supervisors for the Pediatric-Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital. My primary role in training includes acting as the supervisor for the Pediatric Psychology Intern and teaching didactic series on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Psychological Testing/Assessment.
Witters, P., Debbold, E., Crivelly, K. VandeKerckhove, K., Corthouts, K., Debbold, B., Andersoon, H., Vannieuwenborg, L., Geuens, S., Baumgartner, M., Kozicz, T., Settles, L., & Morava, E. (2016). Autism in patients with propionic acidemia. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 119, 317-321.
Zeanah, C.H., Smyke, A.T., and Settles, L.D. (2006). Orphanages as a developmental context for early childhood development. In K. McCartney and D. Phillips (Eds.) The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development. USA : Blackwell Publishing.
Zeanah, C.H., Keyes, A., and Settles, L. (2003). Attachment relationship experiences and childhood psychopathology. In J.A. King, C.F. Ferris, and I.I. Lederhendler (Eds.) Roots of Mental Illness in Children. New York : New York Academy of Sciences.