Laura Pendergrass, Ph.D.
Laura Pendergrass, Ph.D., completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota, with a supporting program through the Carlson School of Management.
Prior to joining Martin-McAllister, she was an instructor at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin, teaching psychology and education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. While at the University of Minnesota, she conducted research in the areas of organizational personality, work-life balance, and employee-organization fit. She has also done work with local businesses to develop and present training programs related to organizational effectiveness and psychological well-being. In her work as a psychotherapist, she has been involved in individual and group counseling, career assessment, crisis intervention, critical incident debriefing, and the supervision of Master's and doctoral level psychology students.
Her current practice includes personnel selection and developmental evaluations, evaluation of law enforcement and other public safety officers, individualized coaching, development and presentation of training and team-building programs, clinical evaluation and assessment, vocational guidance, research and test development, and management consultation. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, teaching Psychological Assessment, among other topics.