Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC)
3020 Children's Way, MC: 5033
San Diego, CA 92123
T: (858) 966-7703 ext. 3587
F: (858) 966-7704


Dr. Brookman-Frazee received her PhD from the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at UCSD and her post-doctoral fellowship at UCSD and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center under the mentorship of Dr. Ann Garland.  Additionally, Dr. Brookman-Frazee completed an NIMH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) focused on enhancing delivery of evidence-based autism interventions in publicly-funded mental health services and a fellowship through the NIMH/VA-funded Implementation Research Institute (IRI) at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. She has been a member of the UCSD faculty since 2007. Dr. Brookman-Frazee is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, Research Scientist at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Research and Training Director at the Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, and faculty in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and UCSD/VA Psychology Internship Training Program.

Research Interests

Research Focus

Dr. Brookman-Frazee’s research is focused on translating the research-based interventions for children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) into community mental health settings. She is currently conducting studies to examine the clinical needs of children with ASD served in community settings, clinicians’ training needs, and developing intervention and clinician training protocols for this population and setting. She is also involved in research characterizing usual care psychotherapy process and outcomes for children with disruptive behavior disorders. Other research interests include parent training, research-practice partnerships, early intervention, clinician training/supervision, evidence-based practices in community settings, and parental stress in parents of children with disabilities.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Brookman-Frazee is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in children with autistic spectrum disorders and disruptive behavior problems. She provides clinical supervision to practicum students at Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry clinic and teaches seminars in parent training, behavior management and autism to child and adolescent psychiatry fellows.


  • Brookman-Frazee, L., Stahmer, A., Baker, M., & Tsai, K. (2006). Parenting interventions for children with autistic spectrum and disruptive behavior disorders: Opportunities for cross-fertilization. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 9(3-4), 181-200.
  • Brookman-Frazee, L., Haine, R.A., Garland, A.F. (2006). Measuring outcomes of usual care youth psychotherapy: Who and what to ask? Psychiatric Services, 57(10), 1373-5.
  • Baker, M., Brookman-Frazee, L., Stahmer, A. (2006). Stress levels and adaptability in parents of toddlers with and without autism spectrum disorders. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 30(4), 194-204.
  • Brookman-Frazee, L. (2004). Parent-professional partnerships in parent education interventions for children with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 6,195-213.
  • Brookman, L., Boettcher, M., Klein, E., Openden, D., Koegel, R.L., Koegel, L.K. (2003). Facilitating social interactions in a community summer camp setting for children with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5, (4) 249-252.