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Apr 20, 2014

Increasing Access to Care Through Innovation

Kathryn McHugh, PhD, is determined to increase access to quality mental health care for people in need. Through her research to improve the effectiveness of behavioral therapies and innovative treatment delivery models, such as computer-based...

Apr 20, 2014

Reaching a New Audience Through Social Media

In 2013, United States President Barack Obama called for a national dialogue about mental health. In support of the president’s charge, McLean Hospital launched its first social media campaign with the goal of encouraging more public...

Apr 20, 2014

Inspiring Hope Through Research

As a trained certified public accountant (CPA), Raquel Espinosa followed a unique path to McLean, where she oversees the hospital’s Research Administration Department. However, the detail-oriented work involved in becoming a CPA turns out to...

Apr 20, 2014

Reaching More People by Transforming McLean SouthEast

On a quiet cul-de-sac nestled in the small town of Middleborough, Massachusetts, McLean Hospital has transformed a former nursing home into a cutting-edge psychiatric care facility. The site is the new home to McLean SouthEast (MSE), the most...

Apr 20, 2014

Mastering Anxiety Disorders

Established in 2013, the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP) is one of only a handful of programs in the country to provide intensive and evidence-based treatment for anxious youth. The program offers treatment for children and adolescents, ages 9...

Apr 18, 2014

Nursing Care Extends to Families in Crisis on SB2

My name is Amanda Casparriello and I have been a nurse for six years. I work on South Belknap 2, which is a geriatric neuropsychiatry floor. Our patients present with some sort of cognitive decline mixed with changes in behavior. Dementia is our...

Jan 10, 2014

CRC Michelle Abate Becomes Nurse Michelle Abate

After 15 years as an overnight community residence counselor at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Institute, and five years before that in a variety of CRC and mental health specialist jobs throughout the hospital, Michelle Abate knew it was time...

Jan 10, 2014

How It All Started: The Nursing Global Caucus

Global “of or relating to the whole world, embracing the whole of something.” Nursing: “…autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings....

Apr 29, 2013

McLean and the Partners HealthCare Family

McLean Hospital actively contributes to and benefits from an array of Partners HealthCare-wide collaborative projects. These include improving patient and family access to each level of care, joint training programs and redesign of the healthcare...

Apr 29, 2013

Family Network: Working Together to Support One Another

Five years ago, Bill and Andrea Kelley walked into McLean Hospital’s Family Support and Education Group sad and ashamed, feeling as if they were the only parents whose child was addicted to heroin. They discovered they were not alone, and...

Apr 29, 2013

National Influence: McLean Leaders Focus on the Big Picture

As psychiatric leaders in clinical care, research and education, McLean Hospital clinicians are often asked to lend their expertise and their guidance to local, regional and national organizations with missions that are similar to the hospital...

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