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Whether caring for a parent, spouse, child, or other loved one, the strain can be significant. Lauren Steffel ’04, a clinical psychologist who specializes in evidence-based treatments for trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders, has also served as a caregiver in her own family. She can attest to the challenges of caregiving from both a personal and professional perspective.
ABOUT LAUREN. Lauren earned her doctorate from Rutgers University. She currently works in private practice in New York City. In addition to individual psychotherapy, she conducts pro bono psychological evaluations for asylum proceedings to assess the psychological, emotional, and physical impact of torture and other human rights abuses. She has published on a range of topics including emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the impact of mindfulness training on clinical outcomes.