Michael Canute Lambert earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Bryn Mawr College. Currently, he is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
Besides his current appointment at UNC, he held faculty appointments as Associate and Assistant Professor in Departments of Psychology at Michigan State University and the University of Mississippi respectively. He also held the Millsap Endowed Professorship of Diversity and Multicultural Studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, as well as Adjunct Professorship in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry and the Department of Child Health at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
As a scientist-practitioner, Professor Lambert has researched and published in multiple areas of the behavioral sciences, including work on behavioral and emotional functioning in children, adolescents, adults, and families nationally and internationally. He has also published work on the behavioral and emotional functioning of low birth weight children within and across multiple nations. Professor Lambert has also published work on psychological assessment of different demographic groups within and across the Caribbean, Europe, and North America.
As a psychometrician, he has authored several assessment tools of psychological functioning in Caribbean children, youth, and adults as well as African American children and youth. He has also presented his research at multiple national and international professional conferences within nations such as Australia, The Bahamas, Great Britain, Canada, Holland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Turkey and the United States. He is currently working on making psychological assessment tools that are culturally and conceptually valid for Caribbean children, youth, and adults continuously accessible to Caribbean professionals and people they wish to clinically evaluate and study.
Professor Lambert is also committed to making mental health services more accessible to people across Caribbean nations. As a senior clinical psychologist, who practices in Cary, NC, Professor Lambert specializes in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. His clinical expertise includes treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and severe psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in children, adolescents and adults.