Lionel S. Joseph, PhD, PsyD
- Associate Professor, Clinical Department
- Associate Director of Training, Field Education Department
- Clinical Seminar II
- Clinical Seminar IV
- Directed Studies in Special Topics in Ethics
- Lead instructor, APA Internship Consortium Seminar on Professional Practice, Diversity and Difference (which he and Dr. Amaro Laria developed in 2007).
Other courses taught at William James College/MSPP:
- Culturally Sensitive Responses to Trauma and the Aftermath of Disaster: Assessment and Consultation (also a course that he developed)
- Clinical Interviewing; Directed Studies in Trauma and the Middle East
- Personal and Professional Identity Formation: Psychologists-in-Training from Non-Western Backgrounds
- The Psychology of Children of Refugees.
Research and Practice Interests
- Integration of theory and practice
- Posttraumatic reactions
- Diversity and difference
- Law and mental health
- History of psychology
Professional Licenses and Certifications
- Psychologist/Health Services Provider MA
Publications and Presentations
Haddad, D., Johnson, L. S., Joseph, L. S., Moorehead-Slaughter, O., & Shapiro, E. (2016, May). CMTP/NMTP Identity Dialogue: Legacy. Presented to the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston, MA.
Hopkins, K., Jampel, R., Joseph, L. S., Kliman, J., Mervyn, F., & Rosowsky, E. (2015, November). A psychologist confronts the end of life. Presented to William James College, Newton, MA.
Joseph, L. S. (2013, October). Understanding the DSM-5 revolution. Presented to Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, Cambridge, MA.
Joseph, L. S. & Ecker, B. (2013, June). Probable implications of DSM-5 for children and adolescents with special needs. Presented to Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Boston, MA.
Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience
- Small private practice in supervision and consultation
Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience
- President, M. Gorman Psychological Associates, Inc., Boston, MA, 2007-2014
- Director of Training, Dr. Leon O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation, Boston, MA, 2013-2014; Managing Director, 2006-2013
- Clinical Director, Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association, Brighton, MA, 1999-2004; Clinical Coordinator and Psychotherapist, 1995-1998
- Psychotherapist, Behavior Management Services, Boston, MA, 1995-1998; converted to solo private practice, 1999
- American Psychological Association
- Massachusetts Psychological Association
- Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, Cambridge, MA, 1990-2013
- Red Batons, Baton Rouge, LA, 2009-2014. Dr. Joseph led six groups of William James College/ MSPP students in providing psychological assessment services under local supervision to low-income African-American children and adolescents displaced by Hurricane Katrina (August, 2005); to similar children in Baton Rouge schools and a university; and in providing consultation and emotional support to local clinicians who were working with these young people and their families.