Olivia Fitzpatrick (she/her) is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Harvard University. She originally hails from Ohio and received her B.A. in psychology and public health from the Ohio State University in 2017. Prior to joining the lab, Olivia managed a research program and urgent care clinic at UCLA designed to disseminate brief interventions for adolescents at risk for suicidal behavior.
Broadly speaking, Olivia’s research aims to explore methods for expanding access to and improving the effectiveness of mental health services for children, adolescents, and families. To this end, she primarily focuses on understanding the potential benefits of brief, transdiagnostic, and technology-based interventions through original research and meta-analyses. Olivia is also interested in leveraging idiographic therapy targets to optimize treatment response, as well as exploring ways to directly involve families in clinical decision-making processes to boost outcomes.
Olivia enjoys collaborating with and mentoring students who share her research and clinical interests. She encourages students who are interested in her work to reach out to her (firstname.lastname@example.org), including those holding historically marginalized identities, and is committed to offering a supportive, enriching, and empowering environment in which each of her team members can thrive.
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