Dr. Laura Stoppelbein

L Stoppelbein 1Dr. Stoppelbein received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama.  She has a subspecialization within the area of child/adolescent and pediatric psychology.  She completed her internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and went on to work at UMMC as the director of the Batson Behavioral Unit for Children from 2003 to 2010.  In 2011, Dr. Stoppelbein began working at Glenwood as a Clinical Psychologist with a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  In 2013, she accepted the position as Director of Outpatient Services at Glenwood and has continued to maintain her position at UAB.  Dr. Stoppelbein’s research interests are within the area of child and adolescent adjustment and she has published over 5 dozen peer-reviewed articles on topics such as trauma responses in children and families, aggression, impulsivity, and is completing a number of projects on understanding comorbid internalizing and externalizing problems among children with an ASD.  Since 2010, Dr. Stoppelbein has been the associate editor for the journal Child Psychiatry and Human Development, and she also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.