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Lydia V. Flasher, PhD

Director of Psychology Training Programs, Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Stanford School of Medicine

Lydia V. Flasher

Dr. Flasher directs mental health training programs at Children’s Health Council and is director of an APA-approved, Stanford-affiliated Doctoral Psychology Internship Consortium program. Her clinical specialties include psychological assessment in school age children and adolescents, cultural and family diversity, cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, disruptive behavior, anxiety and mood disorders. She also enjoys working with parents to promote children’s healthy psychosocial development and recovery from trauma and other stressful events and changes. She is a strong believer in fostering healthy lifestyles and physical fitness in children as essential ingredients in psychological well-being and happiness.

Previously, Dr. Flasher has held positions including staff psychologist at Montreal Children’s Hospital, assistant professor at Colorado State University and director of clinical services and assistant professor at the University of the Pacific.


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • MA, Vanderbilt University
  • BA, Duke University


  • California Board of Psychology (Psychologist, License #PSY 16024)
  • La Corporation Professionnelle des Psychologues du Quebec

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association – Division II: Education and Training (Board of Directors)


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude, Duke University

Recent Presentations

  • Schultz, D. S. & Flasher, L. V. (2011).  “Ethics of Pediatric Palliative Care.”  Symposium on Pediatric Palliative Care.  American Psychiatric Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • CHC Parent Education: Positive Parenting for the Strong-Willed Child


  • Flasher, L.V. & Jenks, E. (2020). Beyond Skills Training in Supervision: Teaching Professional Attitudes and Values. In California Psychologist. Winter 2020, Volume 53, Number One, Pages 32-33.
  • Flasher, L. V. & Fogle, P. T. (2011). Counseling Skills for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning/Delmar.
  • Schultz, D. S. & Flasher, L. V. (2011).  Charles Taylor, phronesis, and medicine: Ethics and interpretation in illness narrative. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (special thematic issue on Charles Taylor and Contemporary Medicine), 36 (4), 394-409.