Elizabeth (Liz) O'Laughlin Ph.D.

Liz O'Laughlin


Degree: Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Research Interests/Specialties: Assessment and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Developmental Psychopathology; Parenting

Joined ISU: August, 1995

Dr. O'Laughlin earned her master's and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and minor in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in l993. She is the Director of Training for the Psy.D. Program.  She is the director of the ADHD Research Clinic, housed in the ISU Psychology Clinic. The ADHD Clinic provides assessment and treatment services for referred children and adolescents and also provides opportunities for training and research in ADHD for graduate and undergraduate students.  In addition to assessment and treatment of ADHD, research interests include parenting issues and developmental psychology.

Dr. O'Laughlin is a licensed Psychologist in the State of Indiana and does clinical work with children, adolescents and their families on a part-time basis through the Faculty Practice Plan at the ISU Psychology Clinic.  She teaches several courses in the doctoral program including:  Professional Issues, Clinical Supervision, Consultation and Collaboration, and Evidence-based Interventions for Child and Adolescent Disorders.


Weyand, C., O'Laughlin, L., & Bennett, P. (2013).  Dimensions of Religiousness That Influence Parenting.  Psychology of Religion And Spirituality, doi:10.1037/a0030627

Nobel, G., O'Laughlin, L., & Brubaker, B. (2012).  Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Sleep Disturbances:  Consideration of Familial Influences.  Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 10:1, 41-53.

Dean, P., O'Laughlin, L., Brubaker, B., Gay, N., & Krug, D. (2010).  Use of Eye Movement Tracking in the Differential Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Reading Disability.  Psychology, 1 (4), 238-246.  (Can be accessed online at:http://www.scirp.org/journal/psych/).

Dreyer, S.A., O'Laughlin, L., Moore, J., & Milam, Z. (2010).  Parental adherence to clinical recommendations in an ADHD evaluation clinic.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(10), 1101-1120.

 O'Laughlin, E. M., Hackenberg, J. L., & Riccardi, M. M. (2010).  Clinical Usefulness of the Oppositional Defiant Disorder Rating Scale (ODDRS).  Journal of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders, 18(4), 247-255.

McCandless, S., & O’Laughlin, E. (2007). The Clinical Utility of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) in the Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Attention Disorder.  10 (4), 381-389.

O'Laughlin, E., & Bischoff, L.G. (2004). Balancing Parenthood and Academia: Work/Family stress as influenced by gender and tenure status. Journal of Family Issues, 26, 79-106.

Department of Psychology