Louanne Davis, Psy.D.

Louanne W. Davis, Psy.D.
Assistant Scientist


Personal Statement  My current clinical, teaching, and research focus involves working with individuals who have more serious and chronic mental health conditions such as schizophrenia and PTSD. I particularly enjoy developing and testing psychological interventions that improve functioning in all aspects of life. I am also interested in exploring ways to assist individuals to reduce the suffering that accompanies their physical and mental health conditions and help them to create a meaningful life that does not hinge on decreasing or eliminating illness symptoms.
Education  Undergraduate: Indiana University

Graduate School: University of Indianapolis

Residency: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: Psychotherapy supervision of masters and doctoral level psychology students

Clinical: Individual, group and marital therapy for adults with serious mental illness, in particular, schizophrenia and PTSD. Vocational rehabilitation for persons who have schizophrnia.

Research: My primary research interest is evaluating the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness interventions for individuals who have schizophrenia and PTSD. I am also intersted in understanding how therapeutic alliance develops with persons who have schizophrenia and investigating how therapist behaviors contribute to strengthening or weakening the alliance.
Recent Publications Davis LW, Eicher AC & Lysaker PH. (2011). Metacognition as a predictor of therapeutic alliance over 26 weeks of psychotherapy in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research., 129, 85-90.

Brown LF, davis LW, larocco VA & strasburger AM. (2010). Participants Perspectives On Mindfulness Meditation Training For Anxiety In Schizophrenia. American Journal Of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 13, 224-242.

Davis LW, Ringer JM, Strasburger AM & Lysaker PH. (2008). Participant evaluation of a CBT program for enhancing work function in schizophrenia. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32(1) 55-8..
Louanne Davis, Psy.D.

VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis,IN, 46202
(317) 988-4523

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7316 | Fax: (317) 963-7313