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Lisa Outhier

Associate professor




  • Doctor of Psychology, (Psy.D.), Clinical Psychology, Argosy University/Phoenix, June 2005
  • Arizona School of Professional Psychology Master of Arts, (M.A.), Clinical Psychology, June 2001
  • Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts, psychology, May 1997


Dr. Outhier is an Associate Professor at Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix, and has been a faculty member in the clinical psychology program since 2005. She is also the Associate Director of Clinical Training, working with practicum students and practicum supervisors to enhance clinical training. She teaches classes in Lifespan Development, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and Child and Adolescent Assessment. Dr. Outhier is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and families in an outpatient developmental pediatric multidisciplinary group practice. Dr. Outhier provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy in addition to psychological and psychoeducational assessment. Clinical areas of interest include autism and Asperger’s syndrome, depression and anxiety, parent-child relationship conflict, social skills, adolescent populations, and cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and play therapy interventions. Research interests include treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed within the autism spectrum and/or ADHD and social skills training.


  • Children, Adolescent, Families,
  • parent-child relationship conflict
  • autism spectrum and developmental disabilities
  • social skills, play therapy

Selected Publications

  • Elder, L., & Drake, C. (2007). Chapter on Informed Consent: Obtaining Consent to Treat, Evaluate, or Disclose Confidential Information & Special Issues in Serving Children. The Arizona psychologist's sourcebook: State specific practice issues. Lewis, D., Wechsler, F. S., Sideman, L., & Clemente, L. (Eds.) http://www.azpsychologist.com.
  • Elder, L. M., Caterino, L. C., Chao, J., Shacknai, D., DeSimone, G. (2006). The efficacy of social skills treatment for children with Asperger syndrome. Education and Treatment of Children, 29(4), 635-663.


  • American Psychological Association, member; 1999 to present
  • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53, American Psychological Association, member; 2003 to present
  • Arizona Psychological Association, member; 1999 to present Member, Children's Services Network, Arizona; 2005 to present Academic Affairs & Student Affairs member; February 2010-present
  • Association for Play Therapy, member; 1998 to present
  • Arizona Association for Play Therapy, member; 1999 to present Student board member and newsletter editor (2000-2002).


  • Outhier, L. M. E. (2009, October). Keynote speaker: Sandtray Therapy. Presentation for the Arizona Psychological Association's Annual Convention student breakfast; Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Baca, L., & Elder, L. M. (2008, September). Diversity training seminar. Presentation for the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium; Tempe, Arizona.
  • Elder, L. M., & Vitanza, S. (2007, January). Domestic violence: Effects on children and families. Presentation for Updates For Arizona Psychologists Providing Supervision; Argosy University/Phoenix; Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Caterino, L. C., Chao, J., Elder, L., Shacknai, D., & DeSimone, G. (2005, November). Social skills groups for children with Asperger's Disorder. In L. C. Caterino (Chair), Social skills groups for children with Asperger's Disorder. Panel discussion conducted at the 29th annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Elder, L. M. (2005, August). Components to a successful Case Based Learning session. In J. D. Williams (Chair), Case Based Learning: Moving beyond didactics in psychology training. Hospitality suite conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.