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Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program

Program Leadership

Belmont ART

Jessica E. Feinberg, LICSWJessica E. Feinberg, LICSW, Program Director

Ms. Feinberg came to McLean after completing a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She has worked as a therapist and clinical social worker in the ART program since 2002. Ms. Feinberg is trained in dialectical behavior therapy and has extensive experiencing treating adolescents and their families, with a particular interest in treating those who struggle with substance abuse and self-injury.


Bryan Pridgen, MD


 

Bryan Pridgen, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Pridgen is a board-certified psychiatrist experienced in a wide arrange of therapeutic techniques, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, family therapy, and medication evaluation and management. An instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, he is skilled at working with individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, developmental delays, personality disorders, suicidality/self-injurious behavior, acute and complicated grief, chronic medical illness, and histories of interpersonal trauma.


McLean SouthEast ART

Mark Picciotto, PhDMark Picciotto, PhD, Program Director

Dr. Picciotto has worked in the areas of residential and hospital treatment of adolescents for 30 years. He has held clinical and administrative leadership positions including director of adolescent services at Pembroke Hospital (1990-1995), clinical director at Boston IRTP (1995-2000), and program director at Taunton Hospital Adolescent Inpatient Unit (2000-2003).


Charles F. Moore, MDCharles F. Moore, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Moore is also the medical director for the McLean SouthEast Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP). He co-developed and expanded McLean SouthEast’s Adolescent Partial Hospital Program. Since 2013, he has been working on the School Nurse Liaison Project. Dr. Moore is an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Staff and Associates

Our multidisciplinary staff is composed of child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, nurses, recreational therapists, clinical educators, and mental health specialists with extensive experience in the treatment of adolescents with complex psychiatric illnesses including substance use disorders. They are trained and experienced in a wide array of treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, contingency management, and medication evaluation and management. Staff members have experience working with patients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program is part of the Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry led by Joseph Gold, MD.