Dr. Davielle Lakind is an assistant professor of Clinical Psychology. She received her BA in English from Amherst College, and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Lakind has clinical experience working with families as well as individual youth and adults facing a variety of challenges, including disruptive behavior, unipolar and bipolar mood dysregulation, anxiety, trauma, and substance use, as well as psychosocial stressors including poverty, community violence, incarceration, and child protective services involvement. She has worked in psychology and outpatient psychiatry clinics as well as in community-based settings including schools, youth development organizations, and community social service agencies. Dr. Lakind has also provided clinical supervision to graduate students working in psychology clinics, schools, and integrated behavioral health services in pediatric settings; and implementation consultation to a variety of community-based mental health providers, supervisors, paraprofessionals, and schoolteachers.
Dr. Lakind's research focuses on developing school and community-based mental health service models in communities of poverty, and on workforce development and support for a variety of youth- and family-serving individuals. These workforces have included youth mentors, public school teachers, and both masters-level and paraprofessional “near peer” community-based mental health service providers. In tandem, she has focused on supporting supervisors for these varied workforces, and on developing and refining supervision models and processes. Dr. Lakind also concentrates on supporting parents and caregivers, and on developing supports that promote caregiver involvement in their children’s schooling and address the many interrelated needs that families facing the stressors of poverty often experience.
Dr. Lakind is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group and the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association).