Department of Psychology

Kate B. Nooner

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Dr. Kate B. Nooner, Associate Professor

Ph.D., San Diego State University / University of California San Diego, 2007.

M.S., San Diego State University, 2004.

B.A., Wellesley College, 1999.

Teaching Lab Building, Room 2074.
UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 962-2140 |

Dr. Nooner's research as director of the Trauma & Resilience Laboratory explores the neurocognitive and psychosocial mechanisms involved in risk and resilience following trauma and abuse. Dr. Nooner works to integrate neuroscience with evidence based assessments and interventions for traumatized and maltreated youth. Dr. Nooner explores brain networks and cognitive capacities associated with trauma and related difficulties including attention problems, eating disorders, substance use, suicide, and other health-risk behaviors. Dr. Nooner is also interested in evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with difficulties pertaining to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and substance use.

Select Publications (*denotes student author):

Briggs, E., Nooner, K. & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2014). Assessment of Childhood PTSD. In M. Friedman, T. Keane, & P. Resick (Eds.), Handbook of PTSD: Science and Practice (p. 391-405). New York: The Guilford Press.

Nooner, K. & *Leaberry, K. (2013). Trauma Symptoms and Executive Functioning in Children: A Pilot Report on Depression and Anxiety as Mediators. Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment, 2, 4.

Nooner, K., Mennes, M., *Brown, S., Castellanos, F., Leventhal, B., Milham,M., & Colcombe, S. (2013). Relationship of Trauma Symptoms to Amygdala-Based Functional Brain Changes in Adolescents. Journal of Traumatic Stress,26, 1-4.

Nooner, K., Colcombe, S., Tobe, R.,Mennes, M., Benedict, M., Moreno,A.,Panek, L., *Brown, S.*Zavitz, S., Li, Q.,et al. &Milham, al., Milham,M. (2012).The NKI-Rockland Sample: A Model for Accelerating the Pace of Discovery Science in Psychiatry. Frontiers in Neuroscience Methods.

Nooner, K., Linares, O., *Batinjane,J., *Kramer, R., Silva, R., & Cloitre, M. (2012). Factors Related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse,13, 3.

Chabernaud, C., Mennes, M., Kelly, C., Nooner, K., Di Martino, A., Castellanos, F.X., & Milham, M. (2012). Dimensional and Categorical Brain-behavior Relationships in Children with ADHD and Healthy Controls. Biological Psychiatry, 71, 434-442.

Cloitre, M., Stovall-McClough, C.K., Nooner, K., Zorbas, P., Cherry, S., Jackson, C.L., Gan, W., & Petkova E.,(2010). Treatment for PTSD related to Childhood Abuse: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Psychiatry,167, 915-24.

McGinn, L.K, Jerome, Y., & Nooner, K., (2010). Family Functioning and Anxiety in School Age Children: The Mediating Role of Control Cognitions. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3, 228-244.

Nooner, K., Litrownik A., Thompson, R., Margolis B., English,D., Knight, E., Everson, M.,& Roesch, S. (2010). Latent Class Analysis of a New Self-Report Measure of Physical and Sexual Abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34, 146-154.


  • PSY 225: Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • PSY 549: Interviewing Skills for the Treatment of Substance Abuse