Department of Pediatric Medicine, Psychiatry
One Baylor PlazaMC 350Houston, TX 77030Get Map & Directions
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3750 Return Appts./Other
Director of the Baylor Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic - Baylor College of MedicineAssociate Professor TCH – Clinical Care Center, Baylor College of Medicine Director of Residency Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
University of North Texas, Doctor of Osteopathy, 1999
Baylor College of Medicine, Psychiatry, 2000
Baylor College of Medicine, Psychiatry, 2002
Baylor College of Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004
Laurel L. Williams, D.O. is an Associate Professer in the Menninger Department of Psychiarty & Behavioral Sciences. She is the Director of Residency Training for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Clinically, Dr. Williams is working within Texas Childrens Hospital in collaboration with Psychology and Women’s Mental Health experts, Drs. Puryear and Treece to develop clinical protocols to address the mental health of pregnant adolescents and their families as well as families with pre-mature infants in the TCH and WP NICUS. She additionally is working within the Harris Health System for develop protocols for family centered mental health care.
Dr. Williams completed her residency and fellowship at Baylor. She was named the Baylor Child Fellowship Chief for the 2003-2004 academic years. Additionally, Dr. Williams was awarded the GlaxcoSmithKline APA Fellowship in 2001, the Baylor Psychiatry Research Grant in 2002, and the William P. Moore, M.D. and Roy N. Aruffo, M.D. Resident Award of Excellence in 2004.
As a faculty member, Dr. Williams is the recipient of two Fulbright & Jaworksi Awards for Educational Leadership (2012) and Enduring Materials (2011) in addition to numerous awards for clinical leadership from the child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. Dr. Williams is the author and co-author of several manuscripts specifically on Mentalization Based Therapies with Children and Families. Dr. Williams’ primary area of interest involves attachment and the development of clinical programming to address child and mental health problems through a family oriented process.
Williams, L& Sharp, C. Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolecence: The Case for a Medium Stay Inpatient Treatment. Journal of Psychiatric Practice accepted Fall 2012.
Sharp, C & Carolyn Ha, Crystal Carbone, Sohye Kim, Katie Perry, Laurel Williams, Fonagy, P. Mentalizing in adolescent inpatients with borderline traits: Treatment effects. Journal of Personality Disorders in press 2012.
Sharp, C., Williams, L., Ha, C., Baumgardner, J., Michonski, J., Seals, R., Patel, A., Bleiberg, E., & Fonagy, P. 2009. The development of a mentalization-based outcomes and research protocol for an adolescent in-patient unit. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.
Williams, L. Teaching Residents Practice Management Knowledge and Skills: An In vivo Experience. Academic Psychiatry Volume 33, Number 2, March-April 2009.
Williams, L., Levine, J., Malhotra, S., Holtzheimer, P.The Good Enough Mentoring Relationship. Academic Psychiatry Volume 28, Number 2, Summer 2004 pp 111-115.
* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.
Join the conversation