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Laura Reinke

Laura Reinke Laura Reinke Human Social Services Assistant Lecturer Email: laura.reinke@wlc.edu Phone: 414.443.8954

Laura Reinke


  • MS, Child Development and Family Studies, Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University-Calumet
  • BA, Psychology and Philosophy, Marquette University


I began serving at WLC as an adjunct instructor of psychology in 2013.  I consider it a true blessing to have received a divine call to serve as the Head of the Human Social Services department. I am passionate about training the next generation of helping professionals from a faith-filled perspective.  In and out of the classroom, I encourage students to learn more about themselves so that they can best use the gifts and abilities God has blessed them with.  


PSY 130 - Psychology of Health and Adjustment

PSY 250 - Introduction to Learning and Memory

PSY 260 - Personality Theories

PSY 345 - Systems Theory

HSS 410 - Professional Ethics

Select Publications and Presentations

 Reinke, L. (2020, July).  Parent conversations: How does a teen’s brain work?  Forward in Christ, 107(7).

 Reinke. L. (2020, March 27).  Dealing with Disappointment.  https://christianfamilysolutions.org/2020/03/27/dealing-with-disappointment/

 Reinke. L. (2019, February 5).  How to really listen to your children.  https://christianfamilysolutions.org/2019/02/05/how-to-really-listen-to-your-children/

 Vannieuwenhoven, A. & Reinke, L. (2019, February 1).  Heart to heart: Parent conversations: How can parents model healthy cell phone use?  Forward in Christ, 106(2).

 Reinke, L.  (2018, December 10).  What’s Your Digital Resolution.  https://christianfamilysolutions.org/2018/12/10/whats-your-digital-resolution/

 Deacon, S. A. Reinke, L., & Viers, D. (1996).  Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bisexual couples:  Expanding the realms of therapy.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 24(3), 242-258.

 Reinke, L. (1998).  Help!  My child won’t do homework.  In L. L. Hecker & S. A. Deacon, (Eds.), The therapist’s notebook:  Homework, handouts & activities for use in psychotherapy.  New York:  Haworth Press

 Reinke, L.  (2020, 2021, 2022).  Being a Christian Kid in the Electronic Age.  Christian Family Solutions workshop presentation for multiple partnering congregations.

 Reinke, L. (2020).  Family Resiliency.  Workshop presentation for MN State Teachers Conference. 

 Bowe, K., Cottman, N., Reinke, L. (2020).  Back to School: Preparing for the Social/Emotional Needs of Teachers and Students. Webinar for the Commission on Lutheran Schools.

 Reinke, L.  (2018).  The Female Brain.  Workshop presentation for Good Shepherd West Bend for women of congregation.

 Reinke, L.  (2016).  Listening Skills.  Workshop presentation for Christian Life Resources Annual Celebration of Life Event.


Department Head of Human Social Services

HSS Club Faculty Advisor

WELS Task Force on Gender

Christian Family Solutions, Outpatient and School-Based Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

National Organization for Human Services

American Association of Christian Counselors