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Naomi Lester, PhD
Professor, Counseling & Health Psychology
After earning her Ph.D. in medical psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Naomi Lester worked as a researcher at Duke University Medical Center and as a professor at the University of North Florida and the University of Washington.
Dr. Lester came to Bastyr University as the foundational faculty member for the Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology program and continues to serve as an instructor and administrator in the program. Her research focuses on the health psychology areas of coping strategies, particularly for individuals with chronic illness, social support, and health behavior change. She greatly enjoys helping students with their own research projects.
Have questions about the Pre-Med or the Integrated Wellness tracks of our Health Psychology program at Bastyr? Ask the program Admissions Advisor, Tristinn Williams, today!
Maintaining Mental Health During COVID-19
From Bastyr faculty, Dr. Dan Rosen
In this time when physical health and safety pervades media outlets and conversations, Department of Counseling Psychology Professor and Chair Dan Rosen, PhD, encourages us to take stock of our mental health.
Explore Psychology Programs
You’ll receive a unique education that aligns with your values and prepares you to become a true change agent. Like many alumni from Bastyr’s Counseling Psychology programs, you will be qualified to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) or to pursue a variety of career options in integrative clinical and research settings.
Research: Effects of Social Isolation During COVID-19
Research Study with UW and Bastyr
A team from Bastyr University and the University of Washington saw an opportunity to study the effects of social isolation on mental health. The two universities now seek to answer this question in a national study open to participants anywhere in the United States.