Lance T. Laurence
Lance T. Laurence, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1980. He completed his internship training at the State University of New York-Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. After graduating he worked three years at Ridgeview Mental Health Center while joining the University as an adjunct professor in 1981. For three decades he has supervised graduate students in clinical psychology in the doctoral training program at UT and taught several doctoral courses including Clinical Psychopathology, Legal/Ethical/Professional Practice Issues in Clinical Psychology, and Psychological Assessment II.
In addition to his duties with the University, Dr. Laurence has served for over a decade as the Director of Legislative & Professional Affairs for the Tennessee Psychological Association and the Treasurer for psychology's state political action committee (Tennessee Committee for the Advancement of Psychology). He also maintains an independent practice in clinical psychology in Knoxville. Dr. Laurence has served as President and a Board Member for several state and local psychology associations as well as serving as psychology's representative on the White House Providers Review Group during the Clinton Administration.