UMass Boston

Laura Hayden

Counseling & School Psychology
Grad Prog Dir/Assoc Professor
Wheatley Hall Floor 02


EdD, Boston University

Additional Information

Laura Hayden, EdD, is an Associate Professor and Co-Graduate Program Director of Counseling Psychology. Her research shows a commitment to the local urban community and larger global community, focusing primarily on positive youth development through sport and physical activity. She explores the relationship between physical activity and life skill development among at risk youth, with attention on understanding how youth develop culturally relevant skills that contribute to their success within their community. She examines the strength of interdisciplinary team approaches to student development, highlighting the importance of the counselor/athletic coach relationship.  A secondary line of inquiry considers the impact of mental skills and mental strength in high performance settings.

Sample of courses taught: 

COUNSL601: Research and Evaluation in Psychology 

COUNSL620: Human Development 

COUNSL630: Orientation to Professional School Counseling 

COUNSL633: Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling

COUNSL660: College Readiness Counseling 

COUNSL752: Health Psychology

CSP 702: Foundations and Ethics of Counseling Psychology