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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Faculty Focus: Child and Family Development

Please join us in welcoming our new faculty in the department of - See more at: http://sdsucoenews.blogspot.com/2015/08/new-faculty-focus-administration.html#sthash.k6BLVEvS.dpuf
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Please join us in welcoming our new faculty from the department of Child and Family Development.


Please join us in welcoming our new faculty in the department of - See more at: http://sdsucoenews.blogspot.com/2015/08/new-faculty-focus-administration.html#sthash.k6BLVEvS.dpuf
Please join us in welcoming our new faculty in the department of - See more at: http://sdsucoenews.blogspot.com/2015/08/new-faculty-focus-administration.html#sthash.k6BLVEvS.dpuf
CFD, Lisa Linder
Dr. Lisa Linder, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in early childhood mental health. She recently completed a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship with Children's Hospital of Los Angeles University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, where she worked clinically with children 0-5 with severe social, emotional, and behavioral disorders, conducted psychological and developmental assessments and collaborated on an NIH study to determine the early biological markers of Autism. 

She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Redlands, an M.A. in clinical psychology from University of the Pacific and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has been endorsed by the California Center for Early Childhood Mental Health as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and as a Reflective Practice Facilitator. Her research focuses on early childhood social-emotional development, the role of early childhood educational settings in early childhood development, parent-child interactions, and early identification/treatment of autism.  


CFD, Vanja Lazarevic
Dr. Vanja Lazarevic (Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Development. Her scholarship focuses on the wellbeing of immigrant and refugee adolescents and young adults, as well as dynamics in immigrant and refugee families. As a new faculty member, she is interested in examining various socio-cultural factors that impact the health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee youth, as well as exploring factors related to resilience. Prior to coming to SDSU, Dr. Lazarevic was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she worked on a project examining pathways to and away from violence among Somali refugee youth. 


CFD, Rachel Haine Schlagel
Dr. Haine Schlagel received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University and completed post-doctoral training in child mental health services research at the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) through the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. She is currently an investigator at CASRC, as well as a licensed psychologist and certified trainer for an evidence-based engagement intervention for child and family mental health services. Prior to joining the CFD faculty, Dr. Haine Schlagel was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University.

 Her research focuses on understanding and promoting family participation in child and family mental health services. Dr. Haine Schlagel is the Principal Investigator of an NIMH-funded Career Development Award to develop and pilot a toolkit to promote parent participation in publicly-funded services. She is also a Co-Investigator or Consultant on several federal, foundation, and international grants focused on improving the quality and effectiveness of child mental health and early intervention services in community settings and the implementation of evidence-based treatments.