Dr. Lauren Santucci

Lauren SantucciDr. Lauren Santucci is a MATCH trainer and consultant for the Weisz Lab for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University. In addition to her work in the lab, Dr. Santucci teaches an undergraduate course in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and has a small private practice. Dr. Santucci received her undergraduate degree in English at the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Boston University. During her graduate work, she conducted both research and clinical training at the child and adolescent treatment program within Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). She completed her clinical internship at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, where she had the opportunity to extend her training in evidence-based practice to the field of pediatric psychology. Dr. Santucci specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescents. Her program of research has focused on using innovative treatment formats and delivery contexts to move beyond the traditional therapy environment, and specifically on the development and evaluation of a camp-based, cognitive-behavioral intervention for childhood anxiety. Dr. Santucci is the author or co-author of multiple journal articles and book chapters related to both her clinical and research activities. In addition, she has provided many workshops and presentations to parents, educators, and clinicians in Massachusetts on the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents.