Lauren Booker


Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, University of South Dakota, 2013

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Fisk University, 2010

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Spelman College, 2006

Lauren specializes in the Humanities and tutors students in grades 1-12 in English Language Arts, Social Studies, History, and Psychology. She has taught Psychology at the undergraduate level at a number of colleges. She also worked in clinician-school therapeutic services for many years. She works in a mental health facility for children and is highly experienced in working with students with emotional and behavioral needs, as well as ADHD and ASD. She enjoys developing personalized materials to meet the specific needs of her students.

“Lauren is a member of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society awarded at Yale University. Lauren has consistently been awarded Dean’s list and Honors accolades at Spelman College and while attending a domestic exchange program at Rutger’s University.  Lauren was awarded a competitive federal internship and scholarship through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services branch called   Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Lauren was part of the inaugural program with a Women’s DC federal prison through Howard University with an international renowned sociologist to help educate women in federal prison and received an award the Inside Out Program Certificate of Completion Student Award which has been featured on local and national news media outlets. Lauren serves on the boards of a  wide variety of professional and civic organizations.  Lauren was an editorial intern for an international academic journal United States Association for Body Psychotherapy founded by Columbia University affiliated professor the emerita  Dr. Jacqueline Carlton PhD.  Lauren is an editor for the Daughters of the American Revolution , Boston Tea Party Chapter and the Journal of Black Psychology.  Lauren has served on the boards and won research awards through the  American Psychological Association, Association of Psychological Science  and the Association of Black Psychologists. Lauren has presented nationally and internationally most recently at Boston College on the issues facing young adults with a special interest in child development and abnormal development. Lauren is a member of the academic network on Global Black Girlhood founded at the University of Virginia by Corinne T. Field.  Lauren is a disability advocate a lifelong volunteer for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and currently a member of the Disability Advocacy and Research Network for scholars and allies founded by Dr. Kathleen Bogart PhD.  Lauren has been invited to speak internationally to advocate for children and families ( Rome, Italy, Zurich, Switzerland  Bangkok , Thailand  New Haven, CT) and her work has appeared in academic journals , periodicals, and encyclopedias. Recreationally, Lauren is a voracious reader and patron of the arts. She enjoys visiting local farms, riding horses, and traveling.”