Lauren Stutts

Education

Ph.D., M.S. University of Florida
B.S. Davidson College

Background

I received my B.S. in psychology from Davidson in 2005 and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida in 2010.  As a student at Davidson, I was a Missy and John Kuykendall scholar and a McGaw scholar. I received the Workman Psychology Award and graduated magna cum laude with honors in psychology. At the University of Florida, I received two Outstanding Research Awards and a Health Psychology Award for Research.

I completed my predoctoral internship at the Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA Hospital (2009-2010) and my postdoctoral fellowship at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital (2010-2011). Subsequently, I served as a staff psychologist at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. I joined the Davidson faculty as a visiting assistant professor of psychology in fall 2012.

My specialty area is health/medical psychology with a focus on cardiac, pain, weight loss, and rehabilitation populations. I have also been involved in recent years in the area of positive psychology. I'm a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and plan to serve as a part-time clinician in the community. I'm trained in psychological assessment including diagnostic interviews, neuropsychological assessments, and health behavior assessments. My intervention experiences include primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy, health behavior interventions, mindfulness techniques, and positive psychology techniques. I have extensive experience in individual and group therapy.

I'm a member of the American Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Association, and Mecklenburg Psychological Association. Within the APA, I'm a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology division and the Health Psychology division.

Teaching

PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 230 Introduction to Personality
PSY 234 Child Psychopathology
PSY 242 Educational Psychology
PSY 243 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 314 Clinical Psychology Research Methods
PSY 354 Rehabilitation Psychology Seminar