Lauren M Bylsma, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street

Education & Training

University of South Florida Clinical Psychology
VA Puget Sound, Seattle DivisionClinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineChild and Adolescent Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Current Appointments

Co-Director, Center for Advanced Psychotherapy
Assistant Director, HOPE TEAM (Help Overcoming Prodromal Experiences Through Early Assessment & Management)

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Affective Science
Member, Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Member, Society for Research in Psychopathology
Member, Society for Ambulatory Assessment
Member, Society for Psychophysiological Research
Member, FLUX: International Congress for Integrative Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Selected Honors & Awards

Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)
NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
McGuigan Dissertation Award, American Psychological Foundation
Nancy B. Forest & L. Michael Honaker Masters Scholarship for Research in Psychology, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students

Research Interests

Depression risk & developmental neuroscience; Emotional reactivity & regulation, reward process; Multimodal assessment of emotion
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Panaite V, Rottenberg J & Bylsma LM. (2020). Affective dynamics and depression symptom trajectories. Journal of Affective Science. In press.
  2. Stone LB, McCormack CC & Bylsma LM. (2020). Cross system autonomic balance and regulation: Associations with depression and anxiety symptoms. Psychophysiology, e13636.
  3. Stone LB, Lewis G & Bylsma LM. (2020) The autonomic correlates of dysphoric rumination and post-rumination savoring. Physiology & Behavior, 113027.
  4. Hamilton JL, Ladouceur CD, Silk JS, Franzen PL & Bylsma LM. (2020) Higher rates of sleep disturbance among offspring of parents with recurrent depression compared to offspring of nondepressed parents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45(1), 1-11.
  5. Bylsma LM, Yaroslavsky I, Rottenberg J, Jennings JR, George CJ, Kiss E, Halas K, Dochnal R, Lefkovics E, Benak I, Baji I, Vetro A & Kovacs M. (2015) Juvenile onset depression alters cardiac autonomic balance in response to psychological and physical challenges. Biological Psychology, 110, 167-174.

Clinical Interests

Mood & anxiety disorders; adolescents/young adults; High risk for psychosis; Cognitive behavioral therapy
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Bylsma LM, Mauss IB & Rottenberg J. (2016) Is the divide a chasm?: Bridging affective science with clinical practice. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 38(1), 42-47.
  2. Bylsma LM, Gracanin A & Vingerhoets AJ. (2020). A clinical practice review of crying research. Psychotherapy. Manuscript in Press.
  3. Bylsma LM, Gracanin A & Vingerhoets AJ. (2017) Why humans weep. In Blume-Marcovici (ed.), When Therapists Cry: Reflections on Therapists Tears in Therapy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Education Interests

Research mentoring; Clinical supervision; Mentoring residents & medical students
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Bylsma LM. (2018) Social Anxiety Disorder: Assessment and Management. CMEtoGO Psychiatry, 7(4). American Physician Institute. https://www.masterpsych.com/psychiatry-cme-to-go/
  2. Rottenberg J & Bylsma LM. (2014) Emotional functioning in depression. In Gotlib, I.H. & Hammen, C.L. (eds.). Handbook of Depression: Guildford Press.
  3. Bylsma LM & Panaite V. (2012) Depression. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology. ScholarOne Books.
  4. Bylsma LM & Rottenberg J. (2011) Uncovering the dynamics of emotion regulation and dysfunction in daily life with ecological momentary assessment. In Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M, Nyklicek, I. & Zeelenberg, M. (eds.),Emotion Regulation and Well-being (pp. 225-244). Springer, New York, NY.