Psychology, Law, & Trauma Lab

What we've been up to...

What we do...

‚ÄčOur research focuses on examining the intersection between psychology, law, and trauma, particularly for underserved populations. This includes evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of psychological and forensic assessment and intervention methods in mental health, child welfare, and criminal justice settings, as well as working with mental health and criminal justice professionals to create trauma-informed policy and implement evidence-based, trauma-informed practices. In addition, we are always interested in contributing to best practices in the teaching and training of emerging psychology and law professionals. 


The lab is housed in the Valparaiso University Psychology Department and the director of the lab is Dr. Amanda Zelechoski