Clare Lagarde

Clare Lagarde, PsyM
Jamila Irons-Johnson, PsyD Achievement Award

Clare is currently a fourth-year student in the School program.  She holds positions at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, the Metropolitan Correctional Center, and Rutgers University.  At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clare provides intensive one-to-one intervention services for children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Emotional Disturbance.  At the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Clare conducts comprehensive assessments and evaluations for a corrections population.  As part of the assessment team at Rutgers University's Psychological Services Clinic, Clare conducts, scores, and interprets assessments of children with a wide array of psychological issues.  In addition, prior to her current work, Clare worked at University Behavioral Health Care, where she was involved in crisis prevention and intervention, behavioral modification, and severe psychiatric difficulties.  She was a school psychology intern at the Shepard Preparatory High School, Chester School District, and New Road School of Parlin, where she obtained assessment experiences with diverse populations.  Clare has been an Independent Evaluator at the Depression Prevention Initiative, where she was trained to conduct suicide assessments.  Clare will be starting her pre-doctoral internship in Florida later this year.  Clare's faculty nominator wrote, "Clare is a standout both in the classroom and in the field.  She is an intelligent, responsible, and hard-working person with whom it is a pleasure to interact in a professional environment.  Based on my ten years as a university faculty member, Clare performs within the top 5% of graduate students."