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Trauma Related Content


“Fear Extinction: Implications to Diagnosis and Treatment for Anxiety and Fear-Based Disorders”

Mohammed R. Milad PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago Presented by the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory and the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program. McLean community members, including, staff, patients, researchers, and clinicians, are all welcome to attend this lecture. There will also be an opportunity for a small group of McLean staff members to meet more informally with the...

“Explaining Dissociation in Plain Language”

Sachi Nakajima, JD, MSW, Resilience Presented by the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory and the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program. McLean community members, including, staff, patients, researchers, and clinicians, are all welcome to attend this lecture. There will also be an opportunity for a small group of McLean staff members to meet more informally with the speaker an hour prior...

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, and a clinical fellowship in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Alperovitz...

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-cultural challenges, diversity-related issues, grief, and trauma. Dr. Carswell holds positions of...

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 behaviors. She is also an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at...

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is the director of the Neurogenomics and Translational Bioinformatics Laboratory at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also an affiliate member of the Broad Institute, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and the National Center for PTSD. Dr. Daskalakis received his MD from the...

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 of 1996. Ms. Diaferio initially worked in Child and Adolescent Services before becoming a...

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, where she also supervises psychology trainees and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Dierberger has...

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 programs as part of the LEADER trauma consultation service and is involved in the supervision of...

Emily Flier, MD

Emily Flier, MD, is a general adult psychiatrist. She has a strong interest in psychotherapy and clinical work with adult survivors of childhood illness, which she has pursued throughout her residency training and her continued study at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society.

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 clarifications, medication evaluation and management, and leadership of treatment conferences. She is an...

Blake T. Hilton, PsyD

Blake T. Hilton, PsyD, is a clinical and research psychologist in the Substance Use Disorders Division at McLean Hospital. Dr. Hilton’s clinical and research activities focus on individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. He has specialized training in evidence-based treatments including cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure, cognitive behavior...

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 in leading academic journals, and featured in The New York Times. He has special expertise in...

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. Kaplan has worked for over 25 years at McLean Hospital where she is currently the director of trauma...

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 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the dissociative disorders. Subsequently, she...

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 the neurobiology of traumatic stress. At McLean Hospital, Dr. Khan’s work primarily revolves around...

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