Clinical Assistant Professor and Lecturer

As the Director of Youth Services in the Connecting Cultures/New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma Program, I oversee the clinical, organizational, and financial components of our youth outreach, prevention and intervention programs. Supported by a significant award from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administrative Services (SAMHSA) and the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI), the Association of Africans Living in Vermont and Connecting Cultures (in collaboration with Boston Children Hospital’s Trauma and Community Resilience Center and the University of Minnesota) are learning and implementing Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R) in Vermont. In my faculty roles at UVM, I provide clinical supervision for Clinical Psychology PhD students and teach courses on multicultural issues and health disparities.

In New York City, my training focused on improving access to effective and trauma-focused treatments for youth and families exposed to violence, and I worked with youth in forensic, residential, outpatient, and community settings. I also received training in participatory action research through CUNY’s Public Science Project  and examined the impact of aggressive policing on a low-income urban neighborhood of color (Morris Justice Project). My dissertation research examined the mental health implications of providing healthcare in a low resource and rural setting (Fort Portal, Uganda).



Ivanova, M. Y., Hall, A., Buckingham, S., Copeland, W., Crockett, P., D’Alberto, C., Dainer-Best,
J., Dewey, L.M., . . . & Hudziak, J. (2022). The Vermont Family Based Approach in primary care pediatrics: Effects on children’s and parents’ psychopathology and parents’ health-related quality of life. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. doi: 10.1007/s10578-022-01329-4

Dewey, L.M & Allwood, M.A. (2022). When needs are high and resources are low: Secondary traumatic stress and burnout among nurses in rural Uganda.
International Journal of Stress Management, 29 (1), 31-43.

Gray, B., Dewey, L., & Fondacaro, K. (2020). An examination of refugee mental health following torture experiences: The mediating role of psychological flexibility in traumatic stress reactions.
Journal for Refugee Studies, feaa044,

Stoudt, B. G., Torre, M. E., Bartley, P., Bissell, E., Bracy, F., Caldwell, H., Dewey, L., Downs, A., Greene, C., Haldipur, J., Lizama, S., Hassan, P., Manoff, E., Sheppard, N., & Yates, J.
(2019). Researching at the community-university borderlands: Using public science to study policing in the South Bronx.
Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 27(56).

Ivanova, M. Y., Dewey, L. M., Swift, P. J., Weinberger, S. & Hudziak, J. J. (2019). Health Promotion in Primary Care: Initial results of the randomized controlled trial of the Vermont Family Based Approach.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 28, 237-246.

Dewey, L., Allwood, M., Fava, J., Arias, E., Pinizzotto, A., & Schlesinger, L. (2013). Suicide by cop: Clinical risks and subtypes.
Archives of Suicide Research, 17, 448-461.

Barber-Rioja, V., Dewey, L., Kopelovich, S. & Kucharski, L.T.  (2013). The utility of the HCR- 20 and PCL:SV in the prediction of diversion non-compliance and re-incarceration in diversion programs.
Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 475-492.

Arias, E.A., Schlesinger, L.B., Pinizzotto, A.J., Davis, E. F., Fava, J.L., & Dewey, L.M. (2008). Police officers who commit suicide by cop: A clinical study with analysis.
Journal of Forensic Sciences, 53 (6), 1455-1457.

Awards and Recognition

Licenses and Certifications

2018-present    Psychologist-Doctorate, Vermont #048.0134157

2018-present    National Certification Therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

2020-present    Certified Instructor of Empowered Relief for chronic pain


  • B.A. State University of New York College at Geneseo, 2003
  • M.A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2005
  • Ph.D. The City University of New York, Graduate College (John Jay) 2016


Courses Taught

Clinical Psychology PhD Program: Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology (PSYS 376)

Honors College: Multicultural Competence: Toward Reducing Health Disparities (HCOL 185)