Hatty Lara

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
Child Cognition Lab
Faculty Advisors: Rebecca Gomez & Heidi Hamann
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Psychology 429

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I am a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program in the Psychology Department. In between school, I worked as a Research Assistant at UT Southwestern Medical Center and then at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso for cancer prevention programs. My clinical training is focused on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and parent-child intervention therapy (PCIT).

Research Interests: 

  • Working with English and Spanish-speaking children and families
  • Using evidence-based practices to promote mental health 
  • Early adversity, sleep, and language development

Selected Publications: 

Selected Presentations:

  • Simon, K. C., Lara, H., Sweeney, L., Gerken, L., Gomez, R. (2023, June). Fatigue state does not impact attention to learnable information in 17-month-old infants but affects retention. Poster session presented at the Sleep Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Master's Project:

  • A Storybook Tale of Wordform Learning: How Much Exposure Do 7.5-Month-Olds Need to Form a Stable, Lasting Wordform Memory?

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 150A1 - the Structure of Mind & Behavior (2023)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 09/25/23


  • B.S. Psychology, University of Texas: El Paso
  • M.S. Psychological Sciences, University of Texas: Dallas
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona (2023)