Louisiana State University, 2001, BA in French and BS in Zoology
Université Lyon III, Lyon, France, Certificat FLE (Français Langues Étrangères), 2002
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, 2006, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati, Triple Board Training in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
University of Cincinnati, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, 2013
My primary clinical interests are severe mental illness and risk assessment/violence management and prevention. I employ a trauma-informed, recovery-oriented model of treatment. My teaching focus is forensic psychiatry: the intersection of mental health or development and the law. I perform evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults that are used in legal proceedings. I supervise child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, general psychiatry residents, and forensic fellows in many topics including psychotherapy, consultation-liaison, psychopharmacology, and forensic evaluations.
Sonnier, L. Acute Agitation. In Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics (In press 2016) American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Hospital Medicine.
Sonnier L, Jacques C, Thompson C. Overseeing Psychotropic Medications for Youth in State Custody. AAPL Newsletter, January 2014, Volume 13:18-23.