Bipolar Disorder Related Content

Staff Profile: Emily E. Carol, PhD

Emily E. Carol, PhD, is the clinic director of the Support, Treatment, and Resilience (STAR) Program at McLean Hospital. In this role, she is involved in STAR’s clinical, outreach, research, and training initiatives. Her expertise is in early identification and intervention for emerging serious...

Staff Profile: Allison Nelson-Eliot, MSW, LICSW

Allison Nelson-Eliot, MSW, LICSW, is the program director for McLean OnTrack, a first episode psychosis program for young adults. A licensed social worker since 1998, Ms. Nelson-Eliot joined the McLean staff in 2012. Prior to coming on board as a clinician at McLean OnTrack in 2017, Ms. Nelson-Eliot...

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If untreated, the ups and downs of bipolar disorder can become increasingly severe, taking over someone’s life. Through our world-renowned treatment, research, professional training, and public education efforts, McLean works to help people gain control and live productive and fulfilling lives.

Staff Profile: Kirsten W. Bolton, LICSW

Since 2008, Kirsten W. Bolton, LICSW, has been working with patients and their families in the Division of Psychotic Disorders. A graduate of Simmons College, Ms. Bolton began her work at McLean as a clinical social worker in the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program. She is now the...

Staff Profile: Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD

Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD, is the scientific director of the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry (ITP) and director of the Laboratory for Functional Neuroimaging and Bioinformatics at McLean Hospital. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Baker’s...

Staff Profile: Ross J. Baldessarini, MD

A career investigator of the NIMH from 1970 to 2001, Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, is an internationally known research psychopharmacologist with many contributions to the actions of antipsychotic and mood-altering medicines and has trained over 160 laboratory and clinical investigators. He joined...

Staff Profile: Ann K. Shinn, MD, MPH

Ann K. Shinn, MD, MPH, is the director of clinical research in the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program, and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. From 2013-2017, she was the co-medical director of McLean OnTrack, an intensive outpatient program specializing...

Staff Profile: Atilla Gönenc, PhD

Atilla Gonenc, PhD, is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a neuroimaging physicist at McLean Imaging Center in the CCNC with training in multimodal neuroimaging technologies (MRS, DTI, MRI, fMRI, PET) and statistics. Since joining McLean in 2009, he has been developing and...

Staff Profile: Jeanne McElhinney, MS, RN, BC

Jeanne McElhinney, MS, RN, BC, is the nurse director for the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program. Ms. McElhinney began her career at McLean Hospital in 1986 and her passion for nursing continues to this day. Her leadership and professionalism has garnered her numerous awards and...

Staff Profile: Cagri Yuksel, MD

Cagri Yuksel, MD, is an assistant neuroscientist in the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His current research focus is studying brain bioenergetics in psychotic disorders using neuroimaging methods. Dr. Yuksel is the...

Staff Profile: Xi Chen, PhD

Xi Chen, PhD, was trained in magnetic resonance physics, especially magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) sequence development, during his PhD. Since joining the National Institute on Drug Abuse, his research interest has been on the development and application of advanced MRI/MRS techniques in...

Staff Profile: Stephanie C. Valcourt, MD

Stephanie C. Valcourt, MD, is the medical director of McLean’s Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. With a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her psychiatry residency at the MGH/McLean...

Staff Profile: Erin B. Sandler, LICSW

Erin B. Sandler, LICSW, joined McLean Hospital in 2013, working at Appleton House as a clinical team manager. Previously, she had worked for over five years with individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychosis as an outreach social worker contracted through...

Staff Profile: Paula S. Fuchs, PsyD

Paula S. Fuchs, PsyD, came to McLean Hospital in 1991 with varied experience, including community mental health and specialized treatment of trauma. At McLean, she has worked at all levels of care, specializing primarily in an integrative approach to psychotherapy for bipolar disorder. In 2010, Dr...

Staff Profile: Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD

Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD, is a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She specializes in emerging mental illness in teens and young adults. Her expertise is in early stages of psychotic and bipolar disorders, along with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders. Dr...

Staff Profile: Andrew D. Peckham, PhD

Andrew D. Peckham, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital and a clinical fellow in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the relationship between cognitive functioning and...

Staff Profile: Efrat Shavit, MD

Efrat Shavit, MD, is the associate medical director of the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital. She is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Shavit has a particular interest in complementary and...

Staff Profile: Matthew Schrock, PhD

Matthew Schrock, PhD, specializes in providing evidence-based treatment in a flexible, personalized manner. Specifically, he focuses on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mentalization-based approaches for adults...

Staff Profile: Elizabeth Liebson, MD

Elizabeth Liebson, MD, is a psychiatrist at the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program, dividing her time between clinical work and teaching psychiatry residents and medical students. She is particularly interested in phenomenology and evaluation of first breaks. Dr. Liebson has been a...