Jacqueline Sperling, PhD
Program Director, McLean Anxiety Mastery Program
- Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the co-founder and co-program director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital. She is the author of the young adult nonfiction book “Find Your Fierce: How to Put Social Anxiety in Its Place” and a contributor for Harvard Health Publishing.
Dr. Sperling specializes in implementing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy, and working with youth who present with anxiety disorders and/or obsessive compulsive disorder. She also focuses on providing parent guidance by using treatments, such as behavioral parent training, to help families address children’s internalizing and externalizing behaviors.
Education & Training
- 2006 BA in Psychology, Duke University
- 2007 MA in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
- 2010 CPhil in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
- 2012 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
- 2011-2012 Pre-Doctoral Internship, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School
- 2012-2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
- 2013 Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 2013 Health Service Provider, Commonwealth of Massachusetts