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Director of Translational Science
Clinical Psychology — University of California, Los Angeles
APA-accredited clinical psychology internship — UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior
M.A. in clinical psychology — University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. in psychology — Emory University, Atlanta, GA
I Treat
Child & Adolescent
15-20 Years Old
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Adoptive Families
Young Adult
Issues I Treat
Couples Conflict
Premarital Counseling
Anxiety Disorders
Depression / Mood Disorders
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Anger Management
Physical Abuse
Domestic Violence
Affairs & Infidelity
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Sexual Issues
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Emotion Regulation Issues
Family of Origin Issues
In-law Relationships
Divorce Impact on Children
Life Stage Transitions
College (Transition to)
Midlife (Transitions in)
Parenthood (Transition to)
Empty Nest Issues
Parenting Issues
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Sibling Issues
Step or Blended Families
Women's Issues
Work / Life Balance
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults
Couple Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Premarital Counseling
Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Special Appointments: 1. National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) : Steering Committee for the NPEIV 2010 Conference , Co-Chair, Research Task Force, 2008-2010
2. APA Board of Scientific Affairs, representative for the Society for Family Psychology, 2007- 2011 
3. Think Tank on Violence and Abuse in Relationships: Connecting Agendas and Forging New Directions, Presidential Initiative by Alan Kazdin, American Psychological Association, 2008
4. Co-Chair Incorporating Couple and Family Processes into the DSM Committee; co-sponsored by ABCT Couples Research & Therapy Group and APA Society for Family Psychology; multi-disciplinary organization

National Offices Held:

1. American Psychological Association Division 43 (Society for Couple and Family Psychology): President-Elect, President, Past-President (2013-2015); Executive Committee: Vice President for Science, 2007-2011)
2. Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP; APA Division 12, Section 3): Newsletter Editor, 2009-2012
3. ABCT Couples Research and Therapy Special Interest Group: Co- President, 2003-2005; Treasurer, 2000-2002; Chair, Student Research Award Committee, 2002-2003, 2007–2009

Past and Present Editorial Board Appointments: Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Partner Abuse

Published Works

Sullivan, K. T., & Lawrence, E. (Eds.). (2016). The Oxford Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions. Oxford Library of Psychology Series. NY: Oxford University Press. Lawrence, E., & Zarling, A., (2013). Achieving Change through Value-Based Behavior (ACTV): Treatment manual for facilitators treating domestic violence offenders.  Zarling, A., & Lawrence, E. (2013). Achieving Change through Value-Based Behavior (ACTV): Training manual for facilitators treating domestic violence offenders. 

Association for Psychological Science (APS) Fellow
APA Division 43 Distinguished Service Award
APA Fellow, Division 43, Society for Family Psychology
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement