Amy  Lappen

Amy Lappen

Adjunct Assistant

Contact info

lappen@usc.edu

Concentration

Educational Psychology

Amy Lappen

Dr. Amy Lappen is an Adjunct Assistant in the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at the Rossier School of Education.

Since 2008, Dr. Lappen has been a licensed Counseling Psychologist and has worked in a variety of settings. Currently, in addition to teaching, she does clinical work with individuals and couples in her group practice in Long Beach. Dr. Lappen sees clients with a variety of presenting concerns, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, intimate partner violence, disordered eating and PTSD.  While living in Mississippi, Dr. Lappen worked at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, serving as teh study coordinator for a large NIH-funded study assessing the relationship between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and alcohol-dependence.  

Dr. Lappen completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology (with a minor in Environmental Studies) at UC Berkeley. She received her doctorate from USC and also did extensive training (internship and postdoctoral fellowship) at UCLA. Dr. Lappen has a particular interest in university counseling and has worked with college and graduate students at both the USC student counseling center and the UCLA student counseling center.

Dr. Lappen was born and raised in California and has made homes in Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Hollywood and Long Beach. She also has lived in Mississippi. There, she worked at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, serving as the study coordinator for a large NIH-funded study assessing the relationship between PTSD and alcohol-dependence. 

Experience

Classes:

  • EDUC 507: Professional Identity, Law and Ethics for Counselors
  • EDUC 637: Group Counseling: Theory and Practice
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