Dr. Laura E. Sockol is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Davidson College. Prior to coming to Davidson College in the fall of 2015, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College from 2013 through 2015. She completed her predoctoral psychology internship at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. . Her research focuses on perinatal mental health, particularly risk factors for depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the early postpartum period and effective treatments for perinatal psychopathology.
At Davidson, Dr. Sockol teaches courses in abnormal psychology, clinical research methods, and a capstone seminar for senior psychology majors. She has also taught courses in introductory psychology, positive psychology, gender and psychopathology, and interdisciplinary critical writing courses. Dr. Sockol earned her secondary education certification in English and the Social Sciences at Bryn Mawr College and has taught courses in English and psychology at the high school level.
Dr. Sockol’s clinical interests include the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, particularly among women experiencing problems related to reproductive transitions (pregnancy, postpartum, PMDD, and menopause).