Dr. Lucy Takagi Bio

Dr. Lucy Takagi, Assistant Professor, Center of Child Advocacy, Montclair State University

Dr. Takagi earned her Master's in Educational Psychology with a concentration on Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University in 1999. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University.

She has worked clinically with inner-city, ethnically, financially and culturally diverse populations and with adult and child victims of sexual abuse. Dr. Takagi is a trained forensic evaluator and has worked at the Audrey Hepburn Children's House at Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey doing assessment and treatment of children and families impacted by allegations of abuse and/ or neglect. Additionally, she has also worked as an extern during her doctoral training at the Metropolitan Regional Child Abuse Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Newark, New Jersey. She has testified as an expert and fact witness in New Jersey's civil courts.

Dr. Takagi is a licensed psychologist in NJ and in NYS. She is also a Past-President of the GSAPP Alumni Association at Rutgers University; a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); a member of the Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)and of the Division 42 (Independent Practice) of APA; a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA); a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and a member of the Latino Psychological Association of NJ (LPANJ). Dr. Takagi has been teaching at MSU Center for Child Advocacy and Policy since 2011.