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Dr. Crawshaw’s dissertation research studied how parents grieve and survive the death of a child following homicide. Intensive work with subjects participating in her dissertation study allowed Dr. Crawshaw to understand the differences that apply to individual experiences of grief as well as the collective human experience of very difficult loss.

In her internships and early career, Dr. Crawshaw worked with high school students at risk of failure, in home with families struggling with parenting issues, and women being reunited with their children following incarceration.  In addition, she ran groups and conducted individual therapy with those who suffered from Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Personality Disorders. Dr. Crawshaw ran groups for these diagnoses including Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Crawshaw also developed extensive experience in acute care for individuals with serious long term mental health issues and residential treatment and detention centers for both adolescents and adults struggling with drug addiction.

Dr. Crawshaw has graduate level teaching experience including courses in Ethics, Psychopathology, Maladaptive Behaviors, Counseling, Domestic Violence, Program Evaluation, Human Development and Professionalization Group.

Dr. Crawshaw has held leadership positions in the Orange County Psychological association (OCPA) as President, Web Chair and Ethics Chair.  She was also a Board member on the Clinical and Professional Practice Division of the California Psychological Association.  

In private practice, Dr. Crawshaw focuses her clinical attention on trauma and the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in working through traumatic memories.  She is currently an EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) Approved Consultant and helps other professionals obtain certification in EMDR.  


California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)

Doctorate of Psychology (2008)

Master of Arts in Psychology (1998)

University of San Diego 

Master of Education in Counseling (1996)

Chapman University 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1994)

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