Lauren Robertson

Lauren Robertson


Seeking position as a counselor in a community non-profit agency.

Honors & Activities

Member, Chi Sigma Iota Society

Member, Nashville Psychotherapy Institute

Member, Psi Chi Society

Myers-Briggs Results


The Introverted (I) stylethinks before acting. It prefersfocused, in-depthcommunication and


The Intuitive (N) style tend to make decisions based primarily on values and on subjective evaluation of person-centered concerns.

The Feeling (F) style formsconclusions in an attached,global manner, based onimpact on others and human


A Judging (J) styleapproaches things with a planand is oriented towards beingprepared, making decisionsand reaching closure.


Jul 2007 - May 2009

Master of Education

Vanderbilt University

Cumulative GPA:  3.87

Completed coursework:  Theories of Counseling, Appraisal & Assessment, Developmental Counseling Psychology, Research in Counseling, Advanced Developmental Counseling, Social, Legal, & Ethical Issues, Group Dynamics, Trauma:  Impact & Intervention, Treatment Plan Using DSM-IV, Psychology of Careers, Counseling Diverse Populations, (A Developmental Approach to Grief and Loss; and Addictions - to be completed in summer of 2009).

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Bachelor of Arts

The University of the South

Cumulative GPA:  3.83

Summa Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Apr 2009


The Renfrew Center
  • Cofacilitated therapeutic groups for women with eating disorders centering on themes, such as self-esteem, body image, interpersonal relationships, origins of eating disorders, relapse prevention, and mindfulness.
  •  Utilized various therapeutic techniques, including art therapy, letter writing, meal-time support, and psychodrama to challenge cognitive distortions and practice new skills and healthy thinking. 
  • Gained immense knowledge, insight and experience surrounding eating disorders, their origins, and effective treatment plans.  
Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Practicum student

Davidson County Drug Court
  • Practiced techniques founded on motivational interviewing and the 12 step model among non-violent felony offenders with substance abuse history.
  • Aided small group work under the supervision of Dr. David Patzer, and worked individually with several residents on a weekly basis. 
  • Gained an understanding in the dynamics of addiction.  
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Tim & Sara co-leader

Vanderbilt Unversity
  • Participated as a co-leader in a research study aimed at teaching adolescents how to cope with various stressors.
  • Learned indispensable skills on how to work with adolescents, and achieved knowledge surrounding the importance of helping and developing relationships with youth.
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Camp Counselor

Camp Aranzazu
  • Assisted children and teenagers with special needs and illness in specially designed, recreational activities.
  • Achieved valuable ways to promote esteem, self-efficacy, and positive sense of self in children with disabilities.