Trauma Related Content

Staff Profile: Cynthia S. Kaplan, PhD

Cynthia Kaplan, PhD, received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University in 1979. Dr. Kaplan did her internship at Bronx State Hospital, post-graduate studies at New York University and then practiced in New York for 10 years, primarily seeing children and adolescents. Dr...

Staff Profile: Amy Gagliardi, MD

Amy Gagliardi, MD, is associate medical director of The Pavilion where she directs the evaluation and treatment of patients with complex psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Her clinical responsibilities include the coordination of multidisciplinary psychiatric evaluations, diagnostic...

Staff Profile: Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, graduated from the combined MD/PhD program at Boston University. As a doctoral student, she trained with Dr. Terence Keane at the National Center for PTSD in Boston. Her research focused on assessment and treatment of trauma-spectrum disorders including acute stress...

Staff Profile: Michael B. Leslie, MD

Dr. Leslie is the founder and director of the McLean Hospital Initiative for LGBTQ Mental Health, a program dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming, and questioning or queer-identified) people and families affected by psychiatric...

Staff Profile: Alaptagin Khan, MBBS, FRSPH

Alaptagin Khan, MBBS, FRSPH, is a research associate at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Khan took the opportunity to work with the Red Cross and UNICEF in conflict zones where he developed an interest in PTSD and...

Staff Profile: Jacqueline A. Samson, PhD

Jacqueline A. Samson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her chief research interests involve understanding the biopsychosocial underpinnings of depressive illnesses, particularly the...

Staff Profile: Matthew A. Robinson, PhD

Matthew A. Robinson, PhD, is co-director of the Outpatient Trauma Clinic in the Adult Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He provides individual, group, and couples treatment for trauma and dissociative...

Staff Profile: Claire Carswell, MD

Claire Carswell, MD, began her professional career in community mental health, participating in the care of diverse patient populations in both urban and rural settings. She has worked at McLean Hospital since 2001 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her areas of interest include cross...

Staff Profile: Stephanie A. Rickey, PsyD

Stephanie A. Rickey, PsyD, is the program director for the Hill Center for Women, which specializes in the use of skills training for women with PTSD. As a doctoral student, she trained with Dr. Christine Courtois at The Center for Post-Traumatic Disorders in Washington, DC. She completed her post...

Staff Profile: Tanya Farber, PsyD

Tanya Farber, PsyD is a staff psychologist at McLean Hospital, where she provides individual and group psychotherapy as part of the LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) Outpatient Mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma Clinic. She also provides consultations to other hospital...

Staff Profile: Blake T. Hilton, PsyD

Blake T. Hilton, PsyD, is a clinical and research psychologist in the Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean Hospital. He is also the director of the outpatient trauma track in the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Treatment Program. Dr. Hilton’s clinical and research activities focus on...

Staff Profile: Robert P. Drozek, LICSW

Robert P. Drozek, LICSW, is an individual and group psychotherapist at McLean Hospital, specializing in the treatment of personality disorders, trauma and dissociative disorders, and addiction. Mr. Drozek serves as a therapist in the Gunderson Outpatient Program, a therapist and supervisor in the...

Staff Profile: David J. Alperovitz, PsyD

David J. Alperovitz, PsyD, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He completed pre-doctoral training at Tufts University, a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology for the treatment of trauma and dissociative disorders at McLean Hospital...

Staff Profile: Patricia Diaferio, LICSW

Patricia Diaferio, LICSW, graduated from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work while working as a social worker at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. She worked in the Emergency Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital prior to moving her career to McLean Hospital in June...

Staff Profile: Gil G. Noam, EdD

Gil Noam, EdD, is the director of the Institute for the Study of Resilience in Youth at McLean Hospital and founder and director of PEAR Inc. (Partnerships in Education and Resilience). Dr. Noam has a strong interest in translating research and innovation to support resilience in youth in...

Staff Profile: Alex Jordan, PhD

Alex Jordan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist providing behavioral case formulation and therapy for individuals with a wide range of psychiatric conditions at The Pavilion. Dr. Jordan’s treatment approach is science-based, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, published...

Staff Profile: Amy Dierberger, PhD

Amy Dierberger, PhD, is a psychologist at the Hill Center for Women, where she provides trauma-informed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment. She is a member of the McLean Hospital trauma consultation and LEADER consultation teams and the director of training and education at the Hill Center...

Staff Profile: Meaghan Creedon, PsyD

Meaghan Creedon, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at the 3East Partial Hospital Program and the 3East DBT trauma and exposure track, which provides state of the art dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure therapies to address co-occurring anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicidal and self-harm...

Staff Profile: Rebecca Schulman, MSW, LICSW

Rebecca Schulman, LICSW, began her career working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. She developed an interest in providing individual and group therapy, family support, and advocating for the improvement of and access to social services. After training at the...

Staff Profile: Aleshia Ellingson, LICSW

Aleshia Ellingson, LICSW, graduated from the Simmons School of Social Work in 2014 with her Master of Social Work. She started as a clinical social worker at McLean SouthEast in 2016. Ms. Ellingson obtained her LICSW in 2016.