John Meigs John Meigs, PsyD, LADC I

Role(s)

John Meigs, PsyD, LADC I is a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct faculty member in the Counseling Department. Dr. Meigs obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from William James College. He completed an APA accredited internship at the White River Junction VA Medical Center/National Center for PTSD in Vermont and a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. For his doctoral research, he completed a theoretical study on divergent conceptualizations of non-pathological worry. Dr. Meigs is also licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC I) in the state of Massachusetts and has been involved in the provision of substance use treatment since 2011. His clinical experiences include New Hope TSS, Lynn Community Health Center Refugee Clinic, Lesley University Counseling Center, the Metro Boston Mental Health Units at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, MIT Mental Health and Counseling Service, and the White River Junction VA Medical Center. Areas of interest include individual and group psychotherapy, substance use treatment, trauma-focused care, cross-cultural and postmodern theories of psychotherapy, global mental health, post-colonial theories, refugee mental health, psychodynamic psychotherapy, existential psychology, and theoretical research.

Degrees

  • PsyD, William James College 2018
  • Master's in Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health, The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology 2014

Teaching

  • Research and Program Evaluation

Research and Practice Interests

  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Substance use treatment
  • Trauma focused care
  • Cross-cultural and post-modern theories of psychotherapy
  • Global mental health
  • Post-colonial theories
  • Subaltern studies
  • Refugee mental health
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Existential psychology
  • Liberation psychologies
  • Theoretical research

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC I)

Publications and Presentations

Fialkov, C., Haddad, D., Jean-Felix, F., Kotowska, E., Meigs, J., Ajibose, A., Cournoyer, K., Sweeper, D., and Bah, O. (2016, September). The Kenya Empowerment and Education Project. Presented at William James College, Newton, Massachusetts.

Armour, A., Meigs, J., (2016, May). Haiti Service Learning 2015: Spirituality & Community Identity and Connections in Vallue, Petit-Goâve. Presented at the Annual Haitian Mental Health Conference, Newton, Massachusetts.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Cambirdge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Fellow in the Psychodynamic Research Clinic (PRC) and the Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment Service (NAPA).

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Clinical experience at New Hope TSS, Lynn Community Health Center Refugee Clinic, Lesley University Counseling Center, the Metro Boston Mental Health Units at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, MIT Mental Health and Counseling Service, and the White River Junction VA Medical Center/National Center for PTSD.
  • Consultation experience at the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. 

Professional Affiliations

  • APA Division 52