Dr. Mabel S. Lam is a Chinese-American, Clinical, and Police and Public Safety Psychologist in Private Practice. Her work experiences have been very diverse ranging from clinical to administration. She has worked for many years nationally and in the state’s under-served and disenfranchised communities by providing mental health services, advocacy, and consultation; and she has also taught and done research in the areas of minority mental and physical health. The population that she has worked with is also very diverse in socio-economics, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. As a Police and Public Safety Psychologist, she provides psychological evaluations, screenings and fitness for duty evaluations with emphasis on assessing the individual’s capacities to develop culturally competent responses to diverse populations served by law enforcement. She is the Clinical Coordinator with the Metro Boston Critical Incident Stress Management Team providing services to first responders. Dr. Lam also teaches at Salem State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in their Mental Health Counseling graduate program.
Dr. Lam serves on numerous boards of community non-profits, such as Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and co-founded the Jasmine Asian Women Giving Circle, which fundraises to provide programming grants for Asian women and girls in Massachusetts. Dr. Lam is the first ethnic minority to be elected as President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, and Chair to the American Psychological Association’s Committee on State Leaders. As a member of MPA, she has provided testimonies for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Health Disparity Bill, especially advocating for culturally appropriate services. Along with the MPA delegations, she has also advocated numerous times at the U.S. Capitol Hill.