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Katie Lawton PhD

Katie Lawton
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychologist, Comprehensive Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic (CAC)
Contact Information
  • klawton2 [at]
  • (312) 413-2985
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:188

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Dr. Lawton is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. She completed her internship in Clinical and Pediatric Psychology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and her postdoctoral fellowship at Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience. Dr. Lawton’s clinical interests include clinical assessment, psychosocial treatment for children with ADHD and disruptive behavior, and parent and family-based treatment. Broadly, her research interests focus on mental health disparities and improving access to care for diverse children and families.

  • psychiatry

    Psychosocial treatment for children and adolescents, particularly with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders; parent-based interventions; multicultural psychology and culturally sensitive treatment; mental health disparities and access to care for underserved populations.

  • Ford-Paz, R.E., Crown, L., Lawton, K. E., Goldenthal, H., Day, G., Coyne, C.A., Gill, T., Harris, N., Blakemmore, S., & Cicchetti, C. (under review). Working on Womanhood (WOW): A participatory formative evaluation of a community-developed intervention. Manuscript under review at Evaluation and Program Planning.

    Lawton, K. E., Gerdes, A. C., & Kapke, T. L. (2017). The role of acculturation differences and acculturation conflict in Latino family mental health. Journal of Latino/a Psychology. Advanced online publication. 

    Kapke, T. L., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2017). Global self-worth in Latino youth: The role of acculturation and acculturation risk factors. Child & Youth Care Forum, 46, 307-333. doi: 10.1007/s10566-016-9374-x. 

    Kapke, T. L., Grace, M., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2017). Latino early adolescent mental health: Examining the impact of family functioning, familism and global self-worth. Journal of Latino/a Psychology, 5, 27-44. doi: 10.1037/lat0000057 

    Lawton, K. E., Kapke, T. L., & Gerdes, A. C. (2016). Understanding parental locus of control in Latino parents: Examination of cultural influences and help-seeking intentions for childhood ADHD. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 288-298.

    Haack, L. H., Gerdes, A. C., Lawton, K. E., & Schneider, B. W. (2016). Understanding and measuring functional impairment in diverse children with ADHD: Development of the ADHD-FX scale with an at-risk, community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 487-500. 

    Gerdes, A. C., Kapke, T. L., Lawton K. E., Grace, M., & Hurtado, G. D. (2015). Culturally adapting parent training for Latino youth with ADHD: Development and pilot. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3, 71-87. 

    Lawton, K. E., & Gerdes, A. C. (2014). Acculturation and Latino adolescent mental health: Integration of individual, environmental, and family influences. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17, 385-398. 

    Lawton, K. E., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. (2014). Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental etiological beliefs about ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41, 189-204. doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0447-3 

    Haack, L. H., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2014). Conducting psychological research with Latino children: Strategies to improve recruitment, retention, and satisfaction with an at-risk and underserved population. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 410-421. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9689-7 

    Gerdes, A. C., Lawton, K. E., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. W. (2014). Latino parental help seeking for childhood ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41, 503-513.

    Schneider, B. W., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Lawton, K. E. (2013). Predicting treatment dropout in parent training interventions for families of school-aged children with ADHD. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35, 144–169. 

    Gerdes, A.C., Lawton, K.E., Haack, L.M., & Hurtado, G. (2013). Assessing ADHD in Latino families: Evidence for moving beyond symptomatology. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17, 128-140.