Florida Psychological Associates LLC
Dr. Laura Hume
PhD., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University
Dr. Laura Hume is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Florida and Georgia. She is a clinical researcher and has a variety of experience using evidence-supported practices in treating and assessing for psychological disorders. She specializes in working with children and families.
Dr. Hume completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Florida State University where she was a fellow of the Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (PIRT) program at the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCCR). At FSU she created her own line of research examining how socio-emotional skills relate to early academic skills in young children. Dr. Hume has presented her research at national conferences and published her findings in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Hume completed her internship at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) where she completed in-depth psychological evaluations of children. She has experience evaluating for developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior disorders, and externalizing problems, and has completed court ordered assessments to assist with parenting and custody issues.
She worked with children in state custody, families experiencing domestic violence, and completed neuropsychological evaluations with patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Hume completed her postdoctoral residency at the Emory University School of Medicine as part of the Emory Neurodevelopment and Exposure Clinic. There she served as part of a multi-diciplineary team that developed new lines of research and provided in-depth diagnostic evaluations, therapy, and consultation to children that were prenatally exposed to alcohol and other harmful substances.
Currently, Dr. Hume's research focuses on developing and implementing the use of a mental health screener that aims to identify those in need of mental health treatment in the North Florida area. She provides comprehensive psychological evaluations and utilizes a variety of evidenced based treatments including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), parent training, and anger management programs.