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Laura Middleton, PhD.

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hematology/oncology, gastroenterology, developmental disabilities


Languages Spoken: English

education and training

  • medical school: University of Kansas
  • residency: VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
  • board certification:
    • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    • National Register of Health Service Psychologists

publications and presentations

  • Gabriel, K., Middleton, L., Davis, E., & Flake, E. (2011). Psychosocial screening in children with wartime deployed parents. Military Medicine, 176, 402-407.
  • Flake, E., Davis, E., Johnson, P., & Middleton, L. (2009). Psychosocial effects of deployment on military children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 1-8.
  • Middleton, L. & Johnson, P. (n.d.). Families with kids. From the website
  • Middleton, L., Kuffel, S., & Heiman, J. (2008). A comparison of the effects of experimentally adopted schemas on sexual arousal in women with female sexual arousal disorder and sexually healthy women, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, 950-961.
  • Parmenter, B., Denney, D., Lynch, S., Middleton, L., & Harlan, L. (2007). Cognitive impairment in patients with Multiple Sclerosis: Association with the APOE gene and promoter polymorphisms, Multiple Sclerosis, 13, 25-32.
  • Middleton, L., Denney, D., Lynch, S., & Parmenter, B. (2006). The relationship between perceived and objective cognitive functioning in Multiple Sclerosis. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21, 487-494.
  • Thompson, L. Y., Snyder, C. R., Hoffman, L., Michael, S. T., Rasmussen, H., Billings, L., Heinze, L., Neufeld, J., Shorey, H., Roberts, J., & Roberts, D. (2005). Dispositional Forgiveness of Self, Others, and Situations. Journal of Personality, 73, 313-360.
  • Snyder, C. R. & Heinze, L. (2005). Forgiveness as a mediator of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and hostility in survivors of childhood abuse. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 413-431.
  • Snyder, C. R., Yamhure, L., Shorey, H., & Heinze, L. (2003). The hopeful ones: A psychological inquiry into the positive mind and heart. In R. Jacoby and G. Keinan (Eds.), Between Stress and Hope: From a Disease-Centered to a Health-Centered Perspective. New York: Greenwood.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I thoroughly enjoy working with children and families, and I strive to help them reach their fullest potential - regardless of circumstances or obstacles they encounter.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I chose to work at Dayton Children's, because Dayton Children's puts children and families first. I am proud to work for a hospital that provides outstanding care and compassion to children in our area.

ratings and reviews

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Dr. Middleton always takes the time to carefully explain things in a way that both me, and my child can understand. My child has expressed how he trusts Dr. Middleton with his care, and we agree that his condition has improved greatly since we began seeing her.

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My son is very happy Dr. Laura, he feels that he's being heard. He look forward to his appointments, enjoyed his appointment and Dr. Laura has also been communicative with myself as the parent and easy to schedule as well. Thank you.

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Dr. Middleton is amazing. We saw her during covid ,and she seamlessly worked with us. Even when we were in the telehealth setting ,and we felt supported, and like we had the information we needed to get through that difficult time, and she continues to help us now, post covid, when we're able to be back in the clinic working face to face, I highly recommend her to anybody looking to work especially with OCD situations, thank you. Bye, bye.

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She's an awesome listener and gives really helpful feedback and ideas.

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