Erin Lawton

Erin Lawton

Director of the Psychological Service Center
Associate Director of Clinical Training
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, Macalester College
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1172
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Dr. Lawton is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the Psychological Service Center. In this role, Dr. Lawton oversees the clinical PhD program's student training clinic and coordinates training experiences with a variety of community organizations. She also provides clinical supervision of graduate students, with specialties in cognitive-behavioral therapy and other empirically-supported practices, particularly for the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. Dr. Lawton also teaches graduate-level clinical courses.

    Selected Publications

    Lawton, E. M., & Oltmanns, T. F. (in press). Personality pathology and mental health treatment seeking. Personality and Mental Health.

    Lawton, E. M., Shields, A. J., & Oltmanns, T. F. (2011). Five-factor model personality disorder prototypes in a community sample: Self- and informant-reports predicting interview-based DSM diagnoses. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 279-292.

    Oltmanns, T. F. & Lawton, E. M. (2011). Self-other discrepancies in the perception of narcissism. In J. Miller and W.K. Campbell’s (eds.) The handbook of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder: Theoretical approaches, empirical findings, and treatment. (pp. 300-308). Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ.