Lauren Berman

Director of Social Work, LEND ProgramAdjunct Faculty, Boston University School of Social Work

BA, Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst MSW, Boston University School of Social Work

Lauren C. Berman is the director of social work for the LEND (Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program, where she provides training and supervision for LEND fellows. Lauren also works at Boston Children's Hospital in the hematology department with people who have genetic blood disorders. Prior to joining Children's, Lauren worked at Fernald State School as the director of a sheltered workshop that transitioned people with disabilities into jobs in the community. She also worked as an adoption caseworker at Cambridge Family and Children Services, specializing in placing children with special needs in adoptive homes. In addition, Lauren is currently a psychotherapist with Tapestry Counseling.