Practitioner becoming certified in DDP
Elizabeth Studwell, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist trained in Chicago. Dr. Studwell is a bilingual (English and Spanish) psychologist, qualified to perform neuropsychological, educational, and personality assessments. She has a total of over 10 years working in the field of mental health with very diverse populations of children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Studwell has expertise and a personal connection to working with all members of the adoption triad, adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. She spent a full year living and working in Bogotá, Colombia at an adoption agency and orphanage, La Casa de La Madre y él Niño. There, initially as a volunteer and later as a staff psychologist, Dr. Studwell provided therapeutic support for children preparing to be adopted and for parents preparing to adopt. She also had the opportunity to work with 40 children in individual therapy living in congregate care at the orphanage. Dr. Studwell has also worked with the foster care system and private adoption in the NYC area for the past many years. She brings a great deal of knowledge and sensitivity to her work as a psychologist.