Mclean Hospital
Miri Bar-Halpern, PsyD

Miri Bar-Halpern, PsyD

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


Miri Bar-Halpern, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with expertise in acute residential and outpatient treatment for severe psychiatric conditions, including diagnosing and treating adolescents and young adults who struggle with emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and suicidal behaviors. Dr. Bar-Halpern highly values multicultural treatment and has extensive training and experience using several treatment modalities including dialectical behavior therapy, family therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy.

Dr. Bar-Halpern has specialized interest in trauma informed care. She has developed training seminars and presented in numerous conferences on this topic. She has published several chapters and articles about trauma and emotion regulation and is the author of Becoming a Superhero: The Development of a Book For Children Who Have Been Exposed to Terrorist Attacks.


Child & Adolescent


Bar-Halpern M. Becoming a superhero: a book for children who have been exposed to terrorist attacks. (Hebrew version) Israel: Family Care Publications, 2012.

Education & Training:

  • 2007 BA in Psychology and Theater Arts, Tel Aviv University
  • 2010 MA in Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford
  • 2013 PsyD in Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford
  • 2012-2013 Pre-Doctoral Intern, South Shore Mental Health, Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program, McLean South East
  • 2013-2014 Post-Doctoral Fellow, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2014 Licensed Psychologist, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2014 Health Service Provider, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Academic Center, Room 206