Beamer, Laura

Clinical Psychologist

Beamer, Laura

Dr. Laura DeLustro Beamer received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Furman University before going on to earn her Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology from Appalachian State University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University. Her graduate training focused on behavioral health and Integrated Primary Care Psychology. Dr. Beamer completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of South Carolina Student Health Services. Additionally, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Greenville Health System in order to specialize in the assessment of pediatric neurodevelopmental disabilities with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her graduate research has focused on measuring and improving quality of life for parents of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She currently enjoys working with a wide range of ages including pediatric populations such as toddlers, children, and adolescents as well as individuals and families.

Contact Information

Office (864) 678-7884 
Fax (864) 250-9582
lbeamer@ggc.org

Education

  • B.A. Psychology and Sociology,  Furman University, Greenville, SC, 2010
  • M.A. Clinical Health Psychology, Appalachian State Univeristy, Boone, NC, 2013
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC

Selected Publications

  • Madan A., Borckardt J., Balliet W., Barth K., Delustro L., …., & Reuben A. (2015). Neurocognitive status is associated with all-cause mortality among psychiatric, high-risk liver transplant candidates and recipients. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 9, 279-295.
  • Cantrell, P., & DeLustro, L. (2014). Review of Translating Psychological Research into Practice. PsychCritiques.
  • Crowley, N., Madan, A., Wedin, S., Correll, J., DeLustro, L., ..., & Byrne, T. (2014). Food cravings among bariatric surgery candidates. Eating and Weight Disorders, published online, 10.1007/s40519-013-0095-y.

 

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