Lorraine Mangione, PhD

Professor and Director of Practica
Department of Clinical Psychology

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Highest Degree

PhD, University of Kansas


Received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas in 1984. Dr. Mangione has special interests in psychodynamic theory, supervision and the supervisory relationship, adult development and creativity, group therapy and group dynamics, endings in therapy, ethics, brief treatment, and qualitative research and epistemologies. Her presentations and papers at regional and national conferences have included such topics as ethics and endings in group psychotherapy, short-term group psychotherapy, leadership in groups, group training and supervision, relational aspects of supervision, political polarization, larger level systemic issues in clinical training and supervision, and these topics within an Italian American framework: father/daughter relationships, loss and grief, creativity, spirituality, and identity development in women.  Some of these topics are included in her two chapters in the new book Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health and in the recently published Daughters, Dads, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America.

Dr. Mangione was chair of Massachusetts Psychological Association Training Committee for 10 years and recently stepped down.  She chaired regional conferences in 2007 and 2011 that brought together the New England academic and clinical training communities, along with national leadership, to address national level changes and initiatives in professional psychology education. Within the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, she has been actively involved in research and writing about internships, encouraging the expansion of creative models of internship structure as well as half-time internships. She has been very involved in creating the Psychology Internship Development Toolkit. Dr. Mangione provides supervision and training around group therapy and is licensed in Massachusetts.

Dr. Mangione is keenly interested in the application of psychological principles and findings to real-life situations, particularly the more existential and relational aspects of psychology and life. She has addressed issues on the intersect of group dynamics, leadership, and mountaineering in The 1996 Mount Everest tragedy: Contemplation on group process and group dynamics in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy; Bruce Springsteen’s work and psychological transformation in Spirit In The Night to Mary’s Place: Loss, death, and the transformative power of relationships in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts ; the juncture of ethics and endings in group psychotherapy in Ethics and endings in group psychotherapy: Saying good-bye and saying it well in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy; and the important role of groups and group dynamics in people’s lives in Passion, containment, and commitment—Essential elements of groups across the lifespan in Bruce Springsteen’s work in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.  See side bar for latest publication information.