Marie Forgeard Marie Forgeard, PhD

617-327-6777 x1012, Work Space 328G


  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania (2015)
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Combined Undergraduate/Master's Degree, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (2005)


  • RS-526 Statistics
  • BX-500 Learning Theory
  • PS-603 Social Bases of Behavior

Research and Practice Interests

  • Personality, character strengths, and mental health 
  • Growth following adversity 
  • Treatment outcomes in naturalistic settings 
  • Use of technology in research 
  • Applications of these topics across cultural contexts 

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • MA Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Service Provider

Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications
(See Google Scholar Profile for Dr. Forgeard for more information)

Forgeard, M., Herzhoff, K., Jayawickreme, E., Tsukayama, E., Beard, C., & Björgvinsson, T. (in press). Changes in daily manifestations of openness to experience during intensive cognitive‐behavioral treatment. Journal of Personality.

Winer, J. P., Wadsworth, L. P., Forgeard, M., Pinder-Amaker, S., Björgvinsson, T., & Beard, C. (2018). Development and implementation of a single-session diversity and multicultural psychology group intervention within an academic psychiatric hospital. The Behavior Therapist, 41, 327-334.

Forgeard,  M.,  Beard,  C.,  Kirakosian,  N.,  &  Björgvinsson,  T.  (2018).  Research  in  partial  hospital settings.  In  R.  T.  Codd  (Ed.),  Practice-based  research:  A  guide  for  clinicians  (Chapter 12).  New  York:  Routledge.

Roepke, A. M., Tsukayama, E., Forgeard, M., Blackie, L., & Jayawickreme, E. (2018). Randomized controlled trial of SecondStory, an intervention targeting posttraumatic growth, with bereaved adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology86, 518-532.

Forgeard, M. J. C., Pearl, R., Cheung, J., Rifkin, L., Beard, C., & Björgvinsson, T. (2016). Positive beliefs about mental illness: Associations with sex, age, diagnosis, and treatment outcomes. Journal of Affective Disorders, 204, 197-204.

Forgeard, M. J. C., & Kaufman, J. C. (2016). Who cares about imagination, creativity, and innovation, and why? A review. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10, 250-269.

Forgeard, M. J. C. (2013). Perceiving benefits after adversity: The relationship between self-reported posttraumatic growth and creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7, 245-264.

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School (2015-2017)
  • Predoctoral Intern, McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School (2014-2015)