Mary Lou Kelley, Professor
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Office: 227 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-4113

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Dr. Kelley is not accepting new students for Fall 2024.

Research Interests

My research has focused on the behavioral assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Topics of interest have included ADHD, home and school interventions for children with externalizing problems, and the psychological effects of violence exposure. I have been involved in the development of several assessment measures for the child and adolescent population. Areas assessed utilizing these measures include: family routines, treatment efficacy, daily stress, and violence exposure.


I presently teach the following courses:

  • PSYCH 7972 Child Behavior Therapy
  • PSYCH 7688 Child Psychology Practicum;
  • PSYCH 7688 Behavioral Pediatrics Practicum

Representative Publications

Lai, B.S., La Greca, A.M., Brincks, A., Colgan, C., D’Amico, M., Lowe, S., & Kelley, M.L. (2021). Trajectories of posttraumatic stress in youths after natural disasters. JAMA Open Network, 4(2): e2036682. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.36682   

Cummins, R., Grekierewicz, S., Anderson, A.I., Piscitello, J., & Kelley, M.L. (2020). Treatment of ADHD in individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. In J.L. Matson (Eds). Handbook of dual diagnosis: Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in persons with intellectual disabilities. New York: Springer Nature.  

Piscitello, J., Cummins, R.N., Kelley, M.L., & Meyer, K. (2019). Development and preliminary validation of the Adolescent Routines Questionnaire-Parent & Self-Report, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 41, 208-220. 

Harbin, S.M., Kelley, M.L. & Piscitello, J., & Walker, S. J. (2018). The Multidimensional Bullying Victimization Scale: Development and Validation. Journal of School Violence, 18, 146-161. 

Piscitello, J., Anderson, A. I., Gretkierewicz, S., & Kelley, M. L. (2018). Assessment of Childhood PTSD. In J. L. Matson, Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Assessment. Springer. 

Lai, B. S., Osbourne, M., Piscitello, J., Self-Brown, S., & Kelley, M.L. (2018).  Bidirectional relationship between social support and posttraumatic stress symptoms among youth impacted by hurricane Katrina. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9, 1450042. 

Lai, B.S., Osborne, M.C., Lee, N., Self-Brown, S., Esnard, A.-M., & Kelley, M.L. (2018). Trauma-Informed schools: Child disaster exposure, community violence, and somatic symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders, 238, 586-592. 

Plessy, K.S., Long, A.C., and Kelley, M.L. (2018) The Influence of Race and Income on Community Mothers' Acceptance of Child Management Methods, Behavior Therapy 

Professional Experience

Louisiana State University
August 1982-present

Consultant for Department of Health and Hospice

Clinical Internship
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

Association for the Advancement in Behavior Therapy
American Psychological Association