First Name: 
Edith "Winx"
Professor of Education in Clinical and School Psychology and Director, Young women Leaders Program and Program Chair, Youth and Social Innovation
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Office Address: 

Curry School of Education

223 Bavaro Hall

405 Emmet Street

Charlottesville, Virginia  22904

Edith Lawrence

B.A., Hollins College

Ph.D., Univesrity of Virginia



A faculty member in the Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology since 1982, Lawrence teachs graduate courses in marital and family theory and therapy, issues facing adolescent girls, and fostering leadership in women. She directs the Young Women Leaders Program, a mentoring program that pairs adolescent girls with college women.  She also directs the Family Empowerment Project, which focuses on both research and clinical work with multi-problem families. 

Lawrence's research focuses on investigating the effects of mentoring on early adolescent girls and college women’s social and academic outcomes, and on improving mentoring experiences for both populations. In addition to evaluating the effectiveness of the Young Women Leaders Program, in particular, her lab is involved in evaluating best practices in group and one-on-one youth mentoring and leadership development. Additionally, she is evaluating the validity and utility of the Family Inventory of resources and Stressors (FIRST) as an assessment tool for multi-problem families.

Faculty Type: 
Associate and Affiliate Faculty