YFPS Staff: Heather MacPherson, PhD
Heather MacPherson, PhD
Co-Director, Youth and Family Psychotherapy Services
Heather MacPherson, PhD, co-director of the YFPS, is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Dr. MacPherson completed her doctoral training at The Ohio State University. She then completed her clinical internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She has received extensive training in a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH). She has served on the faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. MacPherson is an Assistant Professor at William James College and core faculty member for the Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) concentration.