Trauma Related Content

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...

Staff Profile: Stephanie A. Maddox, PhD

Stephanie A. Maddox, PhD, is an assistant neuroscientist in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory at McLean Hospital, where she is actively investigating the molecular and epigenetic mechanisms which underlie mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders, employing a combination of behavioral...

Staff Profile: Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD

Since 2018, Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD, has been the director of the Translational Molecular Genomics Laboratory at McLean Hospital, with a secondary affiliation at the University of Goettingen, Germany. In 2014, Dr. Klengel joined the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, led by Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD...

Staff Profile: Lauren A. M. Lebois, PhD

Lauren A. M. Lebois, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist who is passionate about understanding how the mind, brain, and body adapt in the aftermath of trauma. She prioritizes translating scientific breakthroughs in accessible, compelling, and clinically relevant ways. Dr. Lebois’ NIMH-funded research...

Staff Profile: Sherry R. Winternitz, MD

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, is the clinical director of the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Programs. She began her career as a cardiologist before coming to Boston to pursue training in psychiatry, where she completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center and joined the faculty there upon...

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: 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, which specializes in the use of skills training for adults with trauma-related disorders. As a doctoral student, she trained with Dr. Christine Courtois at The Center for Post-Traumatic Disorders in Washington, DC. She completed...

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, 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...

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: Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is the director of the Neurogenomics and Translational Bioinformatics Laboratory, part of the Advanced Bioinformatics and Computational Discovery Hub, at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also an affiliate...

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...