Dr. Guy has been conducting research on topics related to violence, adolescents, mental disorder, psychopathy, and malingering for 20 years. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific presentations, articles, chapters, and books, including Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation. She is a founding member of InForSANA, the International Forensic Screening and Assessment Network for Adolescents.
Dr. Guy’s expertise is in the field of clinical-forensic psychology, with a focus on violence risk assessment and management of youth and adults and system-level implementation of such practices. Laura has board certification in forensic psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed to practice psychology in U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions. Along with several others she is working on a Structured Professional Judgement instrument concerning violence risk in youth and young adults named YEARS (Youth and Emerging Adult Risk and Strength System).
She is currently an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Prior to that, she was on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is the Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, is on the editorial board of Psychological Assessment, and has served as ad hoc reviewer for 18 journals. She is Vice President of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and has been active in other professional organizations, including the Canadian Psychological Association, American Law-Psychology Association, and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
Her research has been funded by grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the DOJ, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She has received various distinctions for her professional work, including the Dr. Chris Hatcher Memorial Scholarship from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and most recently was co-recipient of the 2018 Canadian Psychological Association John C. Service Member of the Year.