Dr. Lambert is a senior psychologist specializing in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. His clinical expertise includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, and severe psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in children, adolescents, and adults. He also specializes in intervention with couples who have a variety of relationship-related issues and in family therapy for distressed families. Dr. Lambert earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in clinical social work at Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Lambert is also a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Besides his current appointment at UNC, Dr. Lambert held faculty appointments in psychology departments at Michigan State University and the University of Mississippi. In these institutions, he trained dozens of doctoral level clinical psychologists and clinical researchers. He has also presented his work at multiple national and international professional conferences in countries such as Australia, Great Britain, Malaysia, and Turkey.
As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Lambert has researched and is published in multiple areas of the behavioral sciences, including behavioral and emotional functioning in children, adolescents, and families nationally and internationally. He has published works on psychological assessment of different demographic groups across Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. Dr. Lambert has also published work on the behavioral and emotional functioning of low birth weight children within and across multiple nations. He has worked in public and private clinical settings, including his own private practice and as a forensic psychology consultant.