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Lauren Decaporale-Ryan, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Lauren DeCaporale-Ryan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in geriatrics and medical family therapy. She received a PhD in 2011 from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in clinical psychology with a formal specialty in geropsychology, and did her internship at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. She went on to complete her fellowship in primary care family psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Institute for the Family; she served as chief fellow in her second year.

In her current role, Dr. DeCaporale-Ryan works in the Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery. In Medicine & Surgery, her work is focused on patient-family-clinician relationships; she provides individual and team-based coaching to improve communication in a variety of clinical settings. She is the Track Director of the Adult Psychology Internship, Associate Director of the Integrated Care Family Psychology Fellowship, and Associate Program Director of Resident Wellness in General Surgery. Her clinical practice is located at Highland Family Medicine, serving aging individuals, those with chronic medical illness, and their families.

Credentials

Education

2011
PhD | University of Missouri-St. Louis

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013
Fellowship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/19/2010 - 07/18/2011
Internship in Clinical Psychology at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems

Awards

2019
Rita P Underberg, PhD Award for Excellence in Psychology Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

2019
Wingspread Honoree
Sponsor: Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

2018
Rita P Underberg, PhD Award for Excellence in Psychology Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

2016 - 2018
George W. Merck Dean's Teaching Fellow
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2015
APA Early Career Achievement Award
Sponsor: American Psychological Association

2014
Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship
Sponsor: National Register of Health Service Psychologists

2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry
Location: URMC, Rochester, NY

2008
Aging Behaviors and Cognitive Therapy Special Interest Group Student Research Award
Sponsor: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention

2006
Rosalie S. Wolf Gerontology Consortium Award
Sponsor: College of the Holy Cross, Gerontology Consortium Program
Location: Worcester, MA

2006
Alpha Kappa Delta
Sponsor: International Sociology Honor Society

2005
Psi Chi
Sponsor: National Psychology Honor Society

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/2020
McDaniel SH, DeCaporale-Ryan L, Fogarty C. "A physician communication coaching program: Developing a supportive culture of feedback to sustain and reinvigorate faculty physicians." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare.. 2020 Jun 0; 38(2):184-189.

4/29/2020
DeCaporale-Ryan L, Goodman J, Simning A, Press-Ellingham L, Williams L, Hasselberg M. "Addressing Skilled Nursing Facilities' COVID-19 Psychosocial Needs Via Staff Training and a Process Group Intervention." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2020 Apr 29; Epub 2020 Apr 29.

3/13/2020
DeCaporale-Ryan LN, Salloum R, Linehan DC. "We Orient Residents to Surgical Life: Why Not Their Families Too?" Journal of surgical education.. 2020 Mar 13; Epub 2020 Mar 13.

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