Dr. Nathan Lambright

Nathan Lambright


Dr. Lambright is a Director of the Boston Child Study Center. In addition to his work at BCSC, Dr. Lambright holds an appointment at McLean Hospital. Until September 2017, he held an appointment at the May Institute where his positions included Clinical Director, Senior Clinical Director, and Vice President of Clinical Services in the Educational Services Division; providing clinical oversight to special education schools across the nation. In this role, Dr. Lambright developed specialized knowledge in US and Massachusetts special education regulations, licensure regulations, and IEP procedures. Dr. Lambright was also a faculty member for the May Institute’s APA-accredited doctoral internship program in Clinical Psychology.

A licensed psychologist and certified health services provider, Dr. Lambright received a masters degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. At Rutgers, he won the Cyril F. Franks Award for excellence in research. Dr. Lambright trained as a behavioral consultant at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC). Prior to leaving DDDC, he received specialized training in behavioral consultation to public schools across New Jersey, and served as Program Coordinator for Home School Consultation Services overseeing home service teams. As part of this training he completed intensive coursework in applied behavior analysis and is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral Level (BCBA-D) and a licensed behavior analyst in Massachusetts (LABA).

Dr. Lambright also trained at the Rutgers Tourette’s Syndrome Program where he received intensive training in the Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) and Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr. Lambright completed a pre-doctoral internship at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada, where he was trained in neurodevelopment and neuropsychological testing in a range of specialty clinics, as well as the application and dissemination of behavioral treatment in community-based settings.

Dr. Lambright holds an appointment at McLean Hospital as a Consulting Psychologist, where he conducts neuropsychological testing for teens and young adults with a history of self-harm and emotion regulation struggles. He directs BCSC’s Neuropsychological Assessment program offering customized neuropsychological assessment for an array of presenting concerns. Dr. Lambright specializes in assessing underlying neurocognitive deficits impacting youth struggling with emotional challenges. Dr. Lambright’s evaluations provide critical information to inform and enhance the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy treatment plans. His research interests include the development of procedures to differentiate emotional and neurocognitive patterns of impairment: including mapping response patterns across youth with mood and anxiety on individual neuropsychological tasks to maximize treatment outcomes.

Dr. Lambright currently provides direct patient care, supervision, and training in cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, tic/trichotillomania and impulse control disorder treatments, and parent coaching. He co-directs the Intensive Outpatient Program for Complex Care where he oversees the treatment planning and therapy services for youth with an array of significant mental health and/or neurodevelopmental concerns.

Dr. Lambright provides consultation to a variety of Boston area school districts. He is a member of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, Division 53 (Child and Adolescent Psychology), and the Tourette Syndrome Association of America. He has delivered numerous talks and workshops internationally. Dr. Lambright spent much of his career studying the combined application of applied behavior analysis and cognitive behavior therapy for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This included the adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques for anxiety and emotion regulation in your with ASD. He previously helped spearhead an initiative to deliver CBT to individuals on the autism spectrum in school settings, incorporating individual therapy and classroom consultation.