EDUCATION Lauren Ashbaugh, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a student-athlete on the women's basketball team. She played professionally overseas for a year before returning to the United States to earn her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her doctoral training in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia provided rigorous training in psychoeducational assessment, school-based mental health assessment and intervention, empirically-based treatments (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and training in research and methodology. As a research team member of the Virginia Youth Violence Project, she received training and trained others in school threat assessment and bullying interventions. Her dissertation examined early experiences of violence in adult male and female inmates in Ohio and Texas.
INTERNSHIP & FELLOWSHIP Lauren completed her clinical internship at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she received broad experience in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room settings with families and adults. Following internship, Lauren continued her training as a fellow through Massachusetts General Hospital's Child & Family Forensic Psychiatry Service, where she performed court-ordered evaluations for Child Requiring Assistance, Care and Protection, and delinquency cases through the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic. She also received training in risk assessments, parenting evaluations, and Munchauesen Syndrome by Proxy. Her pre- and post-doctoral education and training experiences provided her a strong foundation in psychoeducational assessment, school-based mental health, empirically-supported treatments, and research and methodology across the lifespan. Lauren has had extensive clinical and teaching experiences in school, urban hospital, juvenile court, therapeutic day school, and outpatient settings.
SELECTED WORK AND CLINICAL TRAINING EXPERIENCES Lauren worked at Boston University Medical Center, a major Trauma I hospital outpatient clinic in Boston, a therapeutic day school for adolescents, and a large public high school before moving back to Washington state in 2016. She served as the Site Training Director at BUMC and collaborated with the Boston Veteran's Administration Consortium in Clinical Psychology to train doctoral-level interns in psychology. Clinically, Lauren specializes in evidence-based prevention and intervention for children, teenagers, adults, and families who struggle with trauma, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, executive functioning, and/or behavioral challenges. She has expertise in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Triple P Positive Parenting Program, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Therapy for depression.
ABOUT Lauren lives in Tacoma with her family and their dog, Cyrus. She grew up swimming, skiing, riding horses, and playing basketball and volleyball. She still loves staying active, and she spends as much time as she can enjoying the incredible beauty of the Pacific Northwest.