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Lionel S. Joseph, PhD, PsyD

Harvard University, William James College

Lionel S. Joseph, PhD, PsyD, is a core faculty member in the Clinical Department and Associate Director of Training in the Field Education Department.  From 2006 to 2014, he was a director of the Dr. Leon O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation, William James College’s in-house testing center.  Throughout his career, Dr. Joseph has been committed to community mental health. Before he returned to William James College in 2006, Dr. Joseph was Clinical Director of the Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association, and was one of the first recipients of the Dr. StephenD. Hayes Community Mental Health Award for dedication to underservedcommunities.

In his teaching, Dr. Joseph emphasizes William James College’s integration of classroom instruction, field experience, and personal development.  His research interests include trauma and disaster responses; ethics and mental health law; and the history of psychology.

Before he attended William James College (Class of 1995), Dr. Joseph had a first career in historical linguistics.  He has been an invited speaker at local, regional, and international conferences, and has numerous publications in linguistics and medieval studies.  Dr. Joseph earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, his PhD from Harvard University, and his PsyD from William James College.  He has a small private practice in supervision and consultation.