Through experience and training, I have a reputation for an expansive understanding of brain chemistry, character and ego development, and problems with difficult feeling states, such as destructive expression of anger. I am an expert in facilitating groups that optimize connection and honest expression of feeling. I have been in private practice in Austin for over 10 years. My training and credentials include:
Current Specialized Training
Training and Research
- Austin Group Psychotherapy Society (AGPS). Chair of the Scholarship Committee and Board Member (2010-2012); President Elect (2013); President (2014-2015); Past-President and Chair of Annual Conference Committee (2016).
- American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).
- Austin IN Connection (AINC). Current committee member and active participant in this organization that promotes understanding the neurobiological aspects of attachment and character development.
- American Counseling Association (ACA).
- Kaleidoscope of Counseling: 5th Annual Professional Growth Conference. Texas State University. February 3, 2012. Tittle: Discovering the Power of Groups: Moving From Isolation to Connection.
- YWCA: Continuing Education Series. October 12, 2012. Tittle: Discovering the Power of Groups: Moving From Isolation to Connection.
- Center for Group Studies (CGS): Faculty for weekend training weekend on Preoedipal resistances. Saint Petersburg, Russia. February 9-13th, 2013.
- American Group Psychotherapy Assoication (AGPA): February 27, 2015. Title: Emotional communication in group as a pathway to earned secure attachment.
- Hiscock, C.K., Burgin, K., Elliott, J.M., Colwell, K.W., Means, L.R. & Carpenter, D. M. (1996). Prevarication or Recall Failure: Biased Patterns in Eyewitness Testimony as a function of inferential inquiry. Poster presentation at the American Criminal Justice Society annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Hiscock, C.K., Elliott, J.M., Means, L.R., Colwell, K.W. & Carpenter, D.M. (1996). Criteria-based Content Analysis of Inmates’ Statements: Distinguishing honest from biased Eyewitness Testimony. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Boake, C. and Means, L.R. (1996). False Positive Errors on the Rey Fifteen Item Test. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Chicago, IL. Journal of the International Neuropsychology Society, 2, 28.
- Means, L.R. and Boake, C. (1994). Stability and Sensitivity of Wisconsin Card Sorting Test Short Forms. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA. Clinical Neuropsychologist, 8, 357.
- Sherer, M., Boake, C., & Means, L.R. (1993). Comparative Validity of Wisconsin Card Sorting Test Short Forms. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Phoenix, Arizona.