Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Lisa Sweatt

Lisa Sweatt

Associate Professor

Director, Masters Psychology Program

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, B.A., Psychology, University of California, Irvine

Courses Taught

  • PSY 323 The Helping Relationship
  • PSY 413 Parent-Child Relationships
  • PSY 460 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • PSY 472 Multicultural Psychology
  • PSY 556 Multicultural Counseling and Psychology
  • PSY 569 Practicum Supervision
  • PSY 568 Advanced Psychotherapies: Understanding and Treating Childhood Abuse & Trauma
  • PSY 571 Advanced Family Therapy
  • PSY 572 Child & Adolescent Therapy: Theory and Application
  • PSY 576 Traineeship Supervision

Research Interests

Childhood trauma and child sexual abuse, child forensic interviewing, violence prevention and intervention, psychology and social policy, multicultural training and counseling, and Latino/a psychology.

Selected Publications/Professional Activities

  • Pedrotti, J. T. & Sweatt, L. (2007, August). Effects of a multicultural psychology course on undergraduate students. Poster session presentation at the 115th Convention of the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.
  • Sweatt, L. & Ortiz, S. (2005, March). Cultural competency with Latinos/as in psychotherapy. Invited presentation given to mental health professionals in San Luis Obispo County. Sponsored by the Community Counseling Center, San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • Cervantes, J., & Sweatt, L. (2004). Family therapy with Chicano/as. In R. J. Velasquez, L. M. Arellano, & B. W. McNeill (Eds.), Handbook of Chicana/o psychology and mental health. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Sweatt, L., Harding, C., Rasheed, S., Carter, P., & Lynn, L. (2002). Talking about the silent fear: Adolescents’ experiences of violence in an urban high-rise community. Adolescence, 37, 109-120.
  • Knight-Lynn, L., Harding, C, Rai, B., McManus, S., Kitcharoen, K., & Sweatt, L. (2002). Urban children’s video production and performance-based programming: Implications for learning and cross-cultural friendships. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 24, 45-61.

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