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Lauren N. DeCaporale-Ryan, Ph.D.

Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Lauren DeCaporale-Ryan, PhD, is a clinical geropsychologist. 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. Dr. DeCaporale-Ryan is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association; she serves on the Board of Directors for CFHA.

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. Her clinical practice is located at Highland Family Medicine, focused on patients with chronic medical illness, caregiving, and an aging population.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

2006
BA | College of the Holy Cross
Sociology

2011
PhD | University of Missouri - St Louis
Clinical Psychology

2008
MA | University of Missouri - St Louis
Clinical Psychology

2011
Graduate Certificate | University of Missouri - St Louis
Gerontology

2013
Post-Degree Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy | University of Rochester Medical Center
Psychiatry

2006
BA | College of The Holy Cross
Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

Awards

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

2017
Devine, M.; DeCaporale-Ryan, L. N.; Lim, M. L.; Berenyi, J. "Primary Care Clinics: Psychological Issues in Medically Underserved Patients". Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. 2017; 44(1): 99-112.

2016
DeCaporale-Ryan, L.N.; Dadiz, R.; & Peyre, S.E. "Simulation-based learning: From theory to practice." Families, Systems, & Health. 2016; .

2016
DeCaporale-Ryan, L.N.; Steffen, A.M.; Marwit, S.; & Meuser, T. "Dementia spousal caregivers & past transgressions: Measuring and understanding forgiveness experiences". Journal of Women & Aging. 2016; 28(6): 510-520.

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