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Dec 1, 2014

Christine Tebaldi Receives APNA Excellence in Leadership Award

During the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) in October, a presentation given by Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC, exemplified one of the many reasons she received the Excellence in Leadership Award during the...

Dec 1, 2014

McLean’s Speakers Bureau Works to Make a Local Impact

McLean Hospital's speakers' bureau is a community service that helps to educate the public about a variety of mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. For the past 14 years, McLean's doctors, therapists, and...

Nov 21, 2014

Longtime Supporters Bring World Class Research Leader to McLean

For longtime donors and McLean National Council members Pat and Jim Poitras, supporting new discoveries in psychiatry has been a common thread in their philanthropy. That is why they have, for many years, invested in research at McLean Hospital....

Nov 4, 2014

New Survey Will Guide OCD Research and Care

In the OCD Institute Office of Clinical Assessment and Research, we have implemented several new data collection initiatives this year, including efforts to collect information from the family members of patients. Earlier this year, we began...

Nov 4, 2014

Family Therapists Play Key Role in OCD Recovery

At some point in your life, either as a parent or child, you have likely attended an admission day such as the first day of school, camp, or college. The days leading up to admission are usually filled with feelings of excitement, hope, and often...

Nov 4, 2014

Through a Mother’s Eyes: The Struggles and Triumphs of OCD

Lynette Peck is mother of a former patient at McLean’s OCD Institute. Tomorrow morning I will move my son into his new dorm room. Already today he and I have packed the car, driven 550 miles, eaten at two restaurants, used a number of public...

Oct 22, 2014

McLean LEADER Provides Specialized Care for First Responders

McLean Hospital is proud to be the home of McLean LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder), a program providing specialized mental health and addictions services for police, active-duty military, and other first responders. This...

Oct 22, 2014

Department of Defense Grant Looks At Nicotine’s Role in PTSD

Researchers at McLean’s Behavioral Genetics Lab are using animal models to study the effects of nicotine on vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a study funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). While the three-year, $600...

Oct 22, 2014

Veterans Day Feature: John Rodolico

John Rodolico, PhD, treats adolescents with a variety of issues ranging from substance abuse to anxiety disorders. What some people might not know is that Rodolico is not only a psychologist at McLean but he was also a medical officer in the US Army...

Oct 21, 2014

LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative at McLean

According to the National Institute on Mental Health, an estimated one in four Americans experience a mental illness in a given year. Of those struggling with mental health issues, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people...

Oct 21, 2014

Feature: Child and Adolescent Testing Service

McLean’s Child and Adolescent Testing Service (CATS) serves about 80 students each year, providing neuropsychological, psychological and academic testing to children and adolescents who are having problems at school, home or with peers. In...

Oct 21, 2014

Child Outpatient Services Moves to Cambridge

In April 2014, McLean opened the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services at the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge. “This move allowed McLean to expand outpatient capacity for young people, for which there is a growing need,”...

Oct 21, 2014

McLean 2014 Conference Highlights

McLean’s conference series continues to grow, holding fiver major conclaves in 2014 with more planned for 2015. Subjects of conferences in 2014 included addictions; psychiatry; depression, anxiety and stress; and attachment. In 2015,...

Oct 21, 2014

2014 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference

More than 650 coaches and aspiring coaches from around the world came to Boston in September for the seventh annual Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Offered by McLean Hospital, the...

Sep 18, 2014

McLean’s Iron Men: George Simas and Tom Swan

In August 2013, George Simas swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 and ran 26.2 to honor the memory of his long-time friend and mentor—McLean trustee Thomas J. Swan, Jr. “Tom was one of a kind,” said Simas, president and chief operating...

Sep 15, 2014

LMFS Shown to Provide Immediate Relief for Patients

For the millions of Americans who live with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder, there may be some good news in their future. Individual with those conditions who receive low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) have recently shown immediate...

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