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Lauren Brooke Flaherty
University of Louisville
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Life Sciences Building 317
EDUCATION AND GOALS
2016-2021 PhD Student, University of Louisville Department of Psychological and Brain
Sciences. Neuropsychology and Aging Lab. Psychological Services Center Clinic.
Advisors: Benjamin Mast, PhD. and Bernadette Walter, PhD.
2018 Masters of Science, University of Louisville Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Clinical Psychology.
Advisor: Benjamin Mast, PhD.
2014-2016 Masters of Arts, University of Louisville Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy. Bioethics and Medical Humanities.
Advisor: Nancy Potter, PhD.
2010 Bachelors of Arts, University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences. Psychology.
Advisor: Allison Sommers
GOALS Post Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology
Board Certification, Clinical Neuropsychology and Geropsychology
HONORS AND APPOINTMENTS
2018-present National Honours Society for Academic Professionals
2015-present Golden Key International Honours Society, Graduate Scholars
2016 Student Spotlight, Geropsychology Newsletter
2016-2018 Doctoral Cohort Liason, Clinical Psychology cohort.
Communicates with the cohort about any difficulties or compliments and relays those messages to the counsel to facilitate change.
2015-2017 Grawemeyer Scholars Program, Graduate Assistant
Responsible for recruiting potential scholars, assisting with office management, setting up events in appreciation of the fine arts and politics for the Scholars to participate in, engaging with the community and emulating an example of what a Scholar is supposed to represent.
2016-2018 Research Assistant, Neuropsychology and Aging Lab
2017-2018 Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Psychology 201
Meeting with undergraduate students enrolled in class to go over exams, answer any questions regarding class content and expectations, as well as advise any students who wish to excel in the field of psychology.
2018 Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Psychology 404
Assisting the professor in grading duties.
2014-2017 University Note-taker, Disability Resources Center
2016-2018 Doctoral Clinician, University of Louisville Psyschological Services Center
Responsible for conducting intake interviews, assigning diagnoses, performing intellectual, personality, psychopathological, and cognitive assessments, and administering therapy sessions.
2016-2019 Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
2015-2019 American Psychological Association
2015-2019 Member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
2016-2019 Mindfulness Based Clinical Practice Organization
2017-201 Political Action for Psychology
2019 Practicum Student Clinician, Behavioral Wellness Clinic, OCD.
Advisor: Dr. Russell Street
2019 Practicum Student Clinician, probable Nursing Home position
Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Meeks
2018-2019 Neurosurgery Observation, University of Louisville Hospital, Functional Neurosurgery.
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Neimat, Chairman of Neurosurgery.
Observing deep brain stimulation operations on patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, and movement disorders. Learning the anatomy and neurophysiology behind these procedures.
2018-2019 Neuropsychology Doctoral Extern, University of Louisville Hospital Outpatient Center.
Conducting cognitive assessments of senior populations as well as those with cognitive difficulties due to TBI, stroke, medical complications, etc. Conducting one 2-3 hour cognitive assessment a week. Expected hours per year: 120
Advisor: Whitney Rebholz, PhD. & Elizabeth Cash, PhD.
2018 Integrated Reports (July 2019): 18
2016-2018 Doctoral Student Clinician, University of Louisville Psychological Services Center.
Conducting structured assessments for cognitive, personality, and clinical diagnoses.
Administering interventions to a variety of clients. As a third year, I have almost 400 hours of direct contact and expect to accumulate 700+ by internship year.
Advisor: Bernadette Walter, PhD.
2017 Interviewer, Altenheim Highlands Community Ministries.
Conducted interviews with dementia patients in a care center to formulate a case
Advisor: Benjamin Mast, PhD.
2008-2013 Unit Administrator, Jewish Hospital, Rudd Heart and Lung Critical Care Nursing Unit: Administration and Patient Care duties. Transcribed medical labs and orders. Assigned patients. Responsible for all communication between physicians, nurses, patients, and families. Patient’s Diets. Enact unit policies. Create patients’ charts. Transfer patients to outside facilities. Contact physicians and offices. Arrange for engineering to fix electronic or structural issues. Call the emergency codes and cooperate with met team emergency services. Help nursing assistants when possible. Keep supplies on the floor for unit function.
Advisor: Angie Freeman, R.N.
Flaherty, L. (2016). Empathetic Reasoning as an Evolution of Humankind. Dialogue Journal of Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society for Philosophy, 58(2-3), 113-121.
Flaherty L.B., Wood T, Cheng A, Khan A.R., (2017). Preexisting psychological depression confers increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes following cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 154, 1578-86.
Mast, B., Flaherty, L.B., (2017). Should Dad Be Driving? Ethical Challenges in Professional Geropsychology: Review of Ethical Practice in Geropsychology. PsycCRITIQUES: American Psychological Association, 62(32), 1-3.
Flaherty, L.B., Midden, A., Mast, B., (2018). Psychometric Evaluation of the Symptoms of Dementia Screener in a Geriatric Primary Care Setting. Clinical Gerontologist.
Flaherty, L.B., Mast, B., (2019). Clinician Word use in Dementia Evaluation Reports as a Function of Cognitive Impairment. Clinical Gerontologist. Submitted.
ABSTRACT & POSTER PRESENTATIONS
2016 First author abstract accepted for APA concerning dementia patients and assessment language.
2017 First author abstract Submission to APA concerning the Symptoms of Dementia Screener assessment evaluations, cut off scores, validity, and clinical utility.
2015 Poster Presenter at the CBHD 2015 Summer Conference on Science, Research, and The Limits of Bioethics. Research regarding ethical issues in preserving autonomy and value sets within the population of dementia patients, issues with clinical trials and those with dementia. A second longitudinal study of the preservation of agency correlation to rate of cognitive decline in dementia patients.
2016 Poster Presentation at APA 2016 regarding Linguistic Inquiry Word Count analysis of clinical neuropsychological assessment reports.
2017 Poster Presentation at APA regarding the clinical utility of the Symptoms of Dementia Screener.
2016 LGBTQ Interviewing, Interviewing Course
2016 Psychiatry Preceptorship, University of Louisville Hospital Psych Unit
Rounding and observing.
2016 Pharmacology Preceptorship, University of Louisville Hospital
Rounding and observing.
2016 Neurology Preceptorship, University of Louisville Hospital
Rounding and observing.
2016-2017 SAT scorer, Educational Testing Services.
Reading SAT essays and assigning scores. Paid position.
2015-2018 ALISON Certification, courses in Physiology, Cellular Biology, Anatomy, Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychology
2014 CITI and HIPPA certified and trained
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & TEACHING
2018 UofL Radio Segment, discussing dementia screening in primary care settings with Mark Hebert
2017-2018 Philoptochos Member, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.
Participating and donating in public causes.
2017 Psychology Grawemeyer Awards
2017 Music Grawemeyer Awards
2016-2017 Grawemeyer Award Banquet
2016-2017 World Order Grawemeyer Award Talk
2016 Kentucky Psychology Association Convention Participant
2014-2016 Attender and Supporter, Alzheimer’s Support Group at Southeast Christian Church
2015 Muhammad Ali Grawemyer Spirit Awards, program assistant for the award giver.
2016 Online Instructor, University of Louisville.
Created a teaching module for medical students and nursing students about ethical and medical issues concerning those with Alzheimer’s Disease.
2015 Class Lecturer, Cultural Neuroscience regarding the physiology and biopsychosocial model of addiction in various cultures.
2015 Interviewer and Collaborator, Restorative Justice Movement Louisville
Resolving legal conflict by leading discussion between the victim and transgressor.
2014 Compassion Games Participant, Compassion Louisville.
Participating in monthly compassion exercises.
2012-2018 Occasional Volunteer for Center For Women And Children
Washing dishes for the kitchen.
2014 Hunger Walk 5k Participant
ADMINISTERING & SCORING ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS-IV)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children V (WISC-V)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)
Cognitive Continual Performance Test (CPT-3)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Wide Range Achievement Test-3 Reading (WRAT-3)
Western Aphasia Battery-Auditory Comprehension
Dementia Rating Scale -2 (DRS-2)
California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT)
Clock Drawing (CLOX)
WAIS-III Digit Symbol-Coding
Visual Form Discrimination Test
Trail Making Test – Part A and B
Category Fluency – Animal Naming
Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWA-FAS)
Boston Naming Test (BNT)
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
Symptoms of Dementia Screener (SDS)
Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45)
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation (BSS)
Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)
Children’s Depression Inventory-2 (CDI-2: Self Report)
Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children2- (MASC-2: Self Report)
Conners-Wells Adolescent Self-Report Scale- Short (CASS: Self-Report: Short Version)
CAARS-Self-Report: Long Version (CAARS-S:L)
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory—Third Edition (MCMI-III)
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Choir
Philosophy Book Club
Dr. Benjamin Mast (doctoral mentor, co-author)
Life Science Bldg Rm 322-B
Dr. Nancy Potter (Masters mentor)
Bingham Humanities Room 313
Dr. Charles Leonard (Grawemeyer graduate assistantship director)
Grawemeyer Scholars Program Director
Father Jon Boukis
Priest of Greek Orthodox Church
Previous Nurse Manager
7&8 Heart and Lung
201 Abraham Flexner Way
502-587-2580 (Unit telephone number)