Lorraine T. Giardino


EdD, MS, Nova Southeastern University; BS, University of Southern Connecticut

Research Interests

The emergence and presentation of reactive attachment disorder throughout the life span; the impact of juvenile delinquency on familial cohesion; treatment of adolescent delinquency; relational aspects of aging; cultural differences in the treatment and expectations of male adolescents in minority families; family communication skills


Dr. Giardino received her doctorate in applied psychology in 1996 from Nova Southeastern University. Since then, she has maintained two primary focuses in her work: social and political issues affecting families, and the training of clinically prepared counselors. Dr. Giardino holds the designations of National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She is a member of the Item Writing Committee for both the National Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor examinations, and holds certification as a master trainer for therapeutic intervention, providing services in Manta, Ecuador. She worked as a clinical supervisor of graduate students and as a certified behavior analyst in Florida before her move to North Carolina in 2004.