Faculty Profile

Keyne Law Portrait

Keyne Law

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology; Director of CPY Research

Email: lawk3@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2956
Office: Marston 128

First Generation student

Education: BA, Simon Fraser University, 2013; MA, University of Southern Mississippi, 2016; PhD, University of Southern Mississippi, 2018.

Dr. Keyne Law completed her doctoral education at the University of Southern Mississippi and her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. 

Her research primarily focuses on examining the dynamic changes and interplay between ecological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and biological systems that facilitate the development of suicidal thoughts and the progression into lethal suicidal behavior. Dr. Law’s existing body of research integrates a diverse range measurements such as self-report questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, pain tolerance tasks, behavioral tasks, and psychophysiology. She is also passionate towards innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance research in the field of clinical psychology. Outside of her research activity, Dr. Law also engages in a number of community outreach projects focusing on suicide awareness and prevention. 

In her free time, Dr. Law enjoys hiking, yoga, aerial silks, and recycled art projects.

Selected Publications

Law, K.C., & Tucker, R.P. (2017). Repetitive Negative Thinking and Suicide: A Burgeoning Literature with Need for Further Exploration. Current Opinions in Psychology.  

Law, K.C., Khazem, L.R., Jin, H.M., & Anestis, M.D., (2017). Non-suicidal self-injury and frequency of suicide attempts: The role of pain persistence. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Rogers, M.I., Schneider, M.E., Tucker, R.P., Law, K.C., Anestis, M.D., & Joiner, T.E., (2017). Overasrousal as a mechanism of the relation between rumination and suicidality. Journal of Psychiatric Research

Law, K.C., & Chapman, A.L., (2014). Borderline personality features as a potential moderator of the effect of anger and depressive rumination on shame, self-blame, and self-forgiveness. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

Please review Keyne Law's CV (PDF) for additional publications.


Law Research Team

Please, browse our website to learn more about the Law research team and the Clinical Research in Self-Injury & Suicide (CRISIS) laboratory.