Jeffrey Napolitano Jeffrey Napolitano, PhD


  • Associate Director of Field Education, Counseling Department


  • PhD in Counseling Psychology, Boston College
  • MA in Counseling Psychology, Boston College
  • AB in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics, Bowdoin College

Research and Practice Interests

  • Attachment style, emotional regulation, and maturity of psychological defenses
  • Gender role socialization and masculinity
  • Psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy
  • Psychological, neuropsychological, and educational assessment
  • Integrative career assessment and counseling

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider (Massachusetts)
  • Registrant, National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Publications and Presentations

Mahalik, J.R., Cournoyer, R.J., DeFranc, W, Cherry, Marcus, & Napolitano, Jeffrey M. (1998). Men’s gender role conflict and use of psychological defenses. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 45(3), 247-255. 

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Private practice – counseling/psychotherapy with adults, college and graduate students, and older adolescents; psychological, neuropsychological, and educational evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults; integrative career assessment and counseling.

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Clinical Supervisor, William James College Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment & Consultation
  • Instructor, William James College
  • Staff Psychologist, NeuroDevelopment Center, Providence, RI
  • Staff Psychologist, Kenneth Stefano & Associates (formerly Ruth B. Spodak & Associates), Rockville, MD
  • Instructor, American University, Washington, DC
  • Staff Clinician, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Massachusetts-Rhode Island Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • American Psychological Association
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association