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Laura Viner, PhD

Director of Research

Laura Viner, PhD

Dr. Laura Viner is a Clinical Psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Medical School. For over 30 years, Dr. Viner has done clinical research, teaching of Psychology and Psychiatry students, and assessment and clinical treatment of individuals, families and groups with adults, adolescents, and children. She has published over 50 scholarly articles in scientific journals and books, including her recent popular psychology book on psychoneuroimmunology, The Joy Formula for Health and Beauty. Dr. Viner also gives scientific presentations to professional audiences around the country.

Dr. Laura Viner is Director of Research at Yellowbrick. Prior to Yellowbrick, Dr. Viner was Senior Staff Psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University where she also developed and directed a program for inner city children and their families to prevent violence and antisocial behavior. Earlier at Northwestern, Dr. Viner was Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program.

Dr. Viner is a parent to six emerging adult and young adult children.


At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.

For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500.

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