Clinical LeadersAutism Center at HFSC

Lauren Herlihy,


Director of Autism Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Bilingual assessment and coordinated medical home approach to assessment and treatment of autism
  • Differential diagnosis of autism in children who also experienced trauma or co-morbid psychiatric diagnosis
  • Parent management training


  • BA, Neuroscience, Vassar College
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • Clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Yale’s Child Study Center in the Autism track
  • Clinical rotations on Yale’s Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
  • Pediatric Emergency Department as member of inter-disciplinary team


  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Connecticut