Olivia Fitzpatrick, M.A.


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Olivia Fitzpatrick (she/her) is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate in the Lab for Youth Mental Health. She 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.

Olivia’s research is designed to explore methods for improving the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health services for children, adolescents, and families. To this end, she primarily aims to understand the potential benefits of low intensity mental health supports and actively involving families in clinical care decision-making processes (e.g., shared decision making). 

Olivia believes that psychological science is strongest when it is informed by clinical practice and translated into real-world action that promotes well-being. With this in mind, Olivia is honored to support and empower families as a community-based clinician. She is also committed to contributing to efforts dedicated to advancing equity within and beyond the field of psychology (e.g., see Scholars for Elevating Equity and Diversity).

One of Olivia’s favorite aspects of her career is collaborating with and mentoring students. She would love to chat with every student who might be interested in learning more about working in the field of clinical psychology and the Lab for Youth Mental Health. However, given considerable interest, she does not currently offer these personalized conversations, in an effort to promote equitable access to information across trainees. She encourages those interested in learning more about clinical psychology doctoral programs to check out these resources developed by members of our department community: Prospective PhD and RA Event in Psychology and PRO-TiP.