Vol 7. Issue 11 / April 2, 2007

Daphne Lurie

Position: Psychologist, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services on The Scripps Research Institute's La Jolla campus.

Responsibilities: Providing free, confidential counseling to employees, students, and their families.

Background: Daphne Lurie grew up as the daughter of a political cartoonist whose work took the family to Connecticut, Hawaii, Germany, England, and Japan. She earned a B.A. from Williams College, a doctoral degree from the University of South Carolina, and licensure from New York State (she is currently completing the California licensing process). Her experience has included work at Clemson University Counseling Center, at the Seattle Veterans' Administration Medical Center, and in private practice.

Started at Scripps Research: March 2007.

Initial Goals: "To get to know people at TSRI and to use my clinical skills in ways that are helpful to this community."

Specialties: Relationship issues and couples counseling, women's issues, health-related concerns, and adjustment and multicultural issues.

Favorite Part of the Job So Far: "Being around such creative minds. It is a delight to be able to support the scientific community here."

Family Life: Spending time with her husband, Steve, and son, Sammie. They hope to adopt a dog in the near future.

Hobbies: Biking, hiking, yoga, cooking, going to art museums, and reading contemporary fiction and memoirs. Recent recommendations? "Intuition" by Allegra Goodman, a story about scientists in a cancer research lab in Boston, and "The Year of Magical Thinking," a personal account of grief and loss by Joan Didion.

Availability: Daphne Lurie is on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM to 2 PM. She can be reached at dlurie@scripps.edu or x4-7915.


Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu






"It is a delight to be able to support the scientific community here," says psychologist Daphne Lurie. Photo by Kevin Fung.