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Caroline C. Kaufman, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Caroline C. Kaufman, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, with child and adolescent psychology focus, from the University of Memphis. She completed her clinical internship at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital in their Intensive outpatient program for adolescents and the pediatric Yale Gender Program.

Dr. Kaufman’s research interests are in the intersection of spirituality, adversity, and mental health. She conceptualizes adversity broadly and is particularly interested in how spirituality may buffer against the impact of adversity on negative mental health outcomes. Her research also examines measurement of antisemitism in contemporary society and experimental settings. Dr. Kaufman is the program chair of Division 36 of the American Psychological Association and a member of Division 36’s Social Justice Task Force.


Education & Training

  • 2015 BA in Psychology and Religion, Williams College
  • 2018 MS in Clinical Psychology, The University of Memphis
  • 2021 PhD in Clinical Psychology, The University of Memphis
  • 2020-2021 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship, Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine


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