Laura Tully, Ph.D.

Laura Magdalen Tully, Ph.D.




CBT for Psychosis


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Director - Clinical Training, UC Davis Early Psychosis Program


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4701 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-7927



Clinical Interests

Dr. Tully is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Training at the UC Davis Early Psychosis Program (SacEDAPT and EDAPT clinics).

Dr. Tully provides instruction in evidence-based treatment and assessment approaches for youth experiencing psychosis, with an emphasis on CBT for psychosis in the context of the Coordinated Specialty Care model.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Tully's research uses neuroimaging (fMRI) and experience sampling techniques to examine how the neural and behavioral mechanisms of cognitive control and emotion regulation relate to response to social stress in individuals experiencing psychosis.

Dr. Tully’s research also includes the use of smartphone technologies, such as mobile health applications, as add-on tools for symptom management and treatment in early psychosis care. In particular, Dr. Tully is interested in how to improve cognitive control and emotion regulation skills using mobile health technology to reduce symptom exacerbations and improve functioning.




Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 2013

M.A., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland 2007

Internship: Psychiatry/Adolescent Serious Mental Illness, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2012-2013


Psychiatry/Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2015

Professional Memberships

Association for Psychological Science

Society for Research in Psychopathology

Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology

Society of Biological Psychiatry

Honors and Awards

NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation 2017-2019,

Select Recent Publications

Cragin, C.A., Straus, M. B., Blacker, D., Tully, L.M., Niendam, T.A. Early Psychosis and Trauma-Related Disorders: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Future Directions. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2017; 8(33).

Yin, H., Tully, L.M., Lincoln, S.H., Hooker, C.I. Adults with high social anhedonia have altered neural connectivity with ventral lateral prefrontal cortex when processing positive social signals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015; 9, 469.

Dodell-Feder, D., Tully, L.M., Hooker, C. I. Social Impairment in Schizophrenia: New approaches for treating a persistent problem. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 2015; 28(3), 236-242.

Shoemaker, E.Z., Tully, L.M., Niendam, T.A., Peterson, B.S. The Next Big Thing in Child Adolescent Psychiatry: Interventions to Prevent and Intervene in early Psychiatric Illnesses. Psychiatric Clinics. 2015;38(3), 475-494.

Tully, L.M., Niendam, T.A. Beyond “cold” cognition: exploring cognitive control of emotion as a risk factor for psychosis. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports. 2014; 1(3), 170-181.

Tully, L.M., Lincoln, S.H., & Hooker, C.I. (2014). Lateral prefrontal cortex activity during cognitive control of emotion predicts response to social stress in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical. 2014;6, 43-53.

Tully, L.M., Lincoln, S.H., Liyanage-Don, N., & Hooker, C.I. Impaired cognitive control mediates the relationship between cortical thickness of the superior frontal gyrus and role functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2014; 152 (2), 358-364.

Tully, L.M., Lincoln, S.H., & Hooker, C.I. Attentional control mediates the relationship between social anhedonia and social impairment. Frontiers in Psychology. 2014;5, 1384.

Dodell-Feder, D., Tully, L.M., Lincoln, S.H., & Hooker, C.I. The neural basis of theory of mind and its relationship to social functioning in individuals with schizophrenia. Neuroimage: Clinical. 2014; 4, 154-163.

Hooker, C.I., Benson, T.L., Gyurak, A., Yin, Hong, Tully, L.M., Lincoln, S.H. Neural activity to positive expressions predicts daily experience of schizophrenia-spectrum symptoms in adults with high social anhedonia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2014; 123 (1), 190-204.