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, and larger level systemic issues in clinical training and supervision.

As chair of the Massachusetts Psychological Association Training Committee, Dr. Mangione meets regularly with representatives from all the major doctoral programs in psychology in Massachusetts. 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. 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 ; and 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. Also, read Dr. Mangione's poem, "Il Centro del Mondo," published online by Italian Americana, touching on issues of migration, place, home, family, relationships, loss, and hope.