Trauma Related Content

Everything You Need To Know About Trauma and PTSD

All of us will encounter stress throughout our daily lives. When a strong emotional response to an extremely stressful or disturbing event impairs a person’s ability to cope, it’s often considered to be traumatic. While trauma doesn’t always directly lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it...

Everything You Need To Know About Dissociative Identity Disorder

The origin, experience, and treatment of dissociative identity disorder (DID) are often misunderstood. When patients come into Milissa Kaufman’s office for treatment for DID, they do not put on different hats, speak in different accents, or display different mannerisms. The thought that they would...

The Mental Health Effects of Highly Stressful Events

In a television interview on April 5, 2020, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams compared our experience of the coronavirus pandemic to epic struggles of the past. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,” Adams said. Psychological reactions are a normal part of such big events...

Staff Profile: Vanessa M. Cuthbert, MSW, LICSW

Vanessa M. Cuthbert, MSW, LICSW, is a clinical social worker in McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services. She currently works as an outpatient therapist in the LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, and Emergency Responder) program, where she provides individual and group therapy. Previously, she worked as...

Staff Profile: Cathy McCool, LICSW

Cathy McCool, LICSW, earned her Masters of Social Work from Boston College and has over thirty years of experience in an array of clinical settings throughout the hospital, including inpatient psychiatry and residential and partial hospital treatment. She has wide-ranging clinical expertise in...

Staff Profile: Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS

Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS, began her career in psychiatric nursing at McLean’s Hall Mercer Children’s Center in 1986. After working in a variety of acute care, community-based, and outpatient settings, she returned to McLean in 2005 after completing her master’s degree. Since that time Ms...

Staff Profile: Loretta Givens, MS, MSN, PCNS, BC

Loretta Givens, MS, MSN, PCNS, BC is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist in McLean’s LEADER Outpatient Clinic and at Pentucket Medical Associates. She is currently providing medication management to adults with psychiatric illness in a primary care setting as well as working with first...

Staff Profile: Julieta Holman, MD

Julieta Holman, MD, is a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital’s Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Inpatient Program. Previously, Dr. Holman was a part-time psychiatrist in McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services and the Gunderson Residence and was a part-time psychiatrist in private practice. She...

Staff Profile: Nathaniel G. Harnett, PhD

Nathaniel G. Harnett, PhD, is a neuroscientist whose research is focused on understanding the brain basis for why some people are more likely to develop stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), after trauma. His current work in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, led...

Staff Profile: Ashley Beaulieu, DO

Ashley Beaulieu, DO, is a psychiatrist in charge at McLean Hospital’s Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Inpatient Program. Her areas of interest include women’s mental health, trauma, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, and mood disorders.

Staff Profile: Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD

Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, is a community psychiatrist who works at the intersection of trauma, addiction, and mental health. Her core mission in life is to do good, serve others, and reduce human suffering. At McLean, Dr. Moreland-Capuia is the director of Trauma-Informed Treatment, Consultation...

Staff Profile: Erika Skorupski, LICSW

Erika Skorupski, LICSW, is a clinical team manager at the Hill Center for Women, where she provides trauma-informed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment. She is a member of the trauma consultation and DBT consultation teams and provides supervision to social work students during their...

Staff Profile: Meghan H. Bowsher, LICSW

Meghan H. Bowsher, LICSW, worked as a clinical team manager at the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program at McLean Hospital since 2016. She is now clinical team manager for the Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program. Ms. Bowsher provides individual, family, and group therapy to...

Staff Profile: Caitlin M. Nevins, PhD

Caitlin M. Nevins, PhD, is the director of psychological services for McLean’s College Mental Health Program. In this role, she is involved in the clinical, research, outreach, and training initiatives of the program, with an emphasis on supporting students as they balance their mental health and...

Staff Profile: Catherine Lopes, LICSW

Catherine Lopes, LICSW, has been interested in working with children and adolescents since the beginning of her training. Her clinical interests include trauma, mood disorders, self-injurious behaviors, anger management, and individual and family therapy. Ms. Lopes works at the McLean SouthEast...

Staff Profile: David Shalit, LICSW

David Shalit, LICSW, has been a clinical therapist/case manager at McLean SouthEast’s Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program since 2015. Mr. Shalit earned his MSW in 2008 and has been credentialed as an LICSW since 2011. He has dedicated his professional career to the human services field...

Staff Profile: Burook Misganaw, PhD

Burook Misganaw, PhD, focuses his research on applying computational methods to biomedical problems with a focus on psychiatric disorders. Particularly, his research interest lies at the intersection of machine learning and systems biology as well as signal processing. His current area of work...

Staff Profile: Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC

Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner at the Hill Center for Women, a residential and partial hospital program, where she works on a multidisciplinary team. In this capacity, she provides trauma-informed medication management in individual treatment and facilitates dialectical...

Staff Profile: Isabelle M. Rosso, PhD

Isabelle M. Rosso is the director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory which studies neurobiological phenotypes of emotional disorders, and relates them to behavioral and clinical phenotypes. Psychiatric research has reached an exciting juncture where the neuroscience knowledge...