Jeffrey Napolitano, PhD, is the Associate Director of Field Education for the Counseling Psychology Department. In this role, he oversees all aspects of field and clinical training for students. He is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts. Dr. Napolitano earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in mathematics at Bowdoin College, and master's and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology at Boston College. His research focused on the relationship of attachment style to emotional experience and maturity of psychological defenses. Dr. Napolitano completed clinical training at the Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University and Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. His APA-accredited predoctoral clinical internship was at Friends Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Napolitano then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service in Washington, DC.
Since receiving his doctoral degree, Dr. Napolitano has conducted assessments and counseling/psychotherapy, taught, supervised, and overseen training in different universities and private practices. In his private practice in Newton, he conducts psychological assessments with children, adolescents, and adults with attention, learning, and organizational difficulties, as well as social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Napolitano also provides counseling/psychotherapy to college and graduate students and adults with a broad range of concerns. As a counseling psychologist, he also offers integrative career assessment and counseling focused on education and career planning, particularly for individuals with attention and learning issues.