Christina Laird, PhD, MSW, BS
Sr. Instructor, Psychiatry-Outpatient

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Graduate Schools :
  • MSW, University of Denver (2008)
  • PhD, Colorado State University (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Outpatient

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Current research interests include implementation and evaluation of brief EMDR therapy protocols, and investigating pathways by which psychological trauma may lead to increased resilience versus vulnerability.

Teaching

  • Senior Instructor (2022)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
    Clinical Social Work and Psychiatry
  • Assistant Professor (2022)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
    Clinical Social Work and Psychiatry

Publications

  • Laird, C & Alexander, P. 2019. Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Veterans. Clin Soc Work J. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-019-00703-5.
  • Waxmonsky, J, Kilbourne, AM, Goodrich, DE, Nord, KM, Lai, Z, Laird, C, Clogston, J, Kim, HM, Milller, C, & Bauer, MS. 2014. Enhanced Fidelity to Treatment for Bipolar Disorder: Results From a Randomized Controlled Implementation Trial. Psych Services. 65: 81-90.

Professional Memberships

  • EMDRIA, Member

Practice Locations

CU Medicine Psychiatry - Outpatient Clinic
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 4020
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-1000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified EMDR Therapist, Certificate (2016)
Care Philosophy
I am committed to embedding powerful, evidence-based methods of psychotherapy within a strong therapeutic relationship, in which we work together to make sense of your struggles and identify a meaningful path forward. My clients have told me they appreciate the balance of compassion and challenge which I provide. I am certified in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR therapy. I primarily provide treatment for trauma, mood disorders, relationship problems, and life transitions such as retirement, divorce, illness and loss.

Personal Interests
Outside the office, I’m an avid outdoorsperson where I thrive on mountain and road biking, hiking, trail running and skiing.

Public Speaking
Yes
Mental Health Awareness (May 2022)

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSW, University of Denver (2008)
  • PhD, Colorado State University (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Outpatient
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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