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Charles Boisvert

Adams Library (AL) 105
(401) 456-8023
(401) 456-9621

Academic Background

Fellowship1999-2001Lahey ClinicClinical Psychology
Internship1998-1999 ENRM VA Medical CenterClinical Psychology
Ph.D.1999University of Rhode IslandClinical Psychology
MA1991Rhode Island CollegeAgency Counseling
BS1986Le Moyne CollegePsychology

Courses Taught

  • CEP 532 - Theories and Methods of Counseling

  • CEP 536 - Biological Perspectives in Mental Health

  • CEP 538 - Clinical Practicum I

  • CEP 539 - Clinical Practicum II

  • CEP 543 - Clinical Assessment in Case Problems

  • CEP 580 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Interventions

  • CEP 590 - Independent Study

  • CEP 610 - Advanced Internship in Counseling I

  • CEP 611 - Advanced Internship in Counseling II

  • CEP 615 - Organization, Operation, and Administration of Counseling Services in Schools

  • CEP 683 - Advanced Clinical Practicum in Counseling I

  • CEP 684 - Advanced Clinical Practicum in Counseling II

Clinical Interests

Brief Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety
Schizophrenia Group Treatment
Science-Practice Relations and Clinicians' Decision Making Processes
Stress Management

Research Interests

Science-Practice Relations and Clinical Judgment
Predictors of Psychotherapy Outcome
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety
Schizophrenia: Group Therapy & Information Processing Models
Stress Management & Stress-related Illnesses
The Effects of Psychiatric Labels on Shaping Perceptions


2013-2014 FSEHD Bucci Family Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Service


Ahmed, M. & Boisvert, C. M. (2013). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Cognitive Interventions for Persons with Schizophrenia. New York, NY: Routledge.

Boisvert, C. M. (2010). Negative treatment effects: Is it time for a black box warning? American Psychologist, 65, 680-681.

Abed-Faghri, N., Boisvert, C. M., & Faghri, S. (2010). Understanding the expanding role of PCPs to PPCPs: Enhancing the assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 7, 17-25.

Ahmed, M., Osser, D., Boisvert, C. M. , Albert, L., & Aslam, M. (2007). Rationale for emphasis on management over treatment of schizophrenia in clinical practice. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 41, 693-695.

Boisvert, C., & Faust, D. (2006). Practicing psychologists’ knowledge of general psychotherapy research findings: Implications for science-practice relations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34. 708-716.

Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. (2006). Using positive psychology with special mental health populations. American Psychologist (comment), 61, 333-335.

Ahmed, M. & Boisvert, C. (2006). Using computers as visual aids to enhance communication in therapy. Computers in Human Behavior, 22, 847-855.

Boisvert, C. (2005). Interpretation in psychotherapy: Exploring its dimensions and potential consequences. Directions in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, 17, 76-83.

Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C . (2005). Exploring unique roles for psychologists. American Psychologist (comment), 60, 732-734.

Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. (2003). Multimodal integrative cognitive stimulating therapy: Moving beyond the reduction of psychopathology in schizophrenia. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 644-651.

Boisvert, C., & Faust, D. (2003). Leading researchers' consensus on psychotherapy research findings: Implications for the teaching and conduct of psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 508-513.

Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. (2003). Enhancing communication through visual aids in clinical practice. American Psychologist, 58, 816-817.

Boisvert, C. (2003). Negative effects in psychotherapy: Research findings and clinical implications. Directions in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, 15 (4), 37-48.

Boisvert, C., & Faust, D. (2002). Iatrogenic symptoms in psychotherapy: A theoretical exploration of the potential impact of labels, language, and belief systems. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 56, 244-259.

Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. (2002). Cognitive skills group treatment for schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services, 53, 1476-1477.

Lanza, M., Anderson, J., Boisvert, C., et al. (2002). Assaultive behavior intervention in the veterans administration: Psychodynamic group psychotherapy compared with cognitive behavior therapy. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 38, 89-97.

Federman, E., Drebing, C., Boisvert, C., et al. (2000). Relationship between climate and psychiatric length of stay in veterans health administration hospitals. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 1669-1673.

Boisvert, C., & Faust, D. (1999). Effects of the label "schizophrenia" on causal attributions of violence. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 25, 479-491.

Ahmed, M., Bayog, F., & Boisvert, C. (1997). Computer-facilitated therapy for inpatients with schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services, 48, 1334-1335.


Boisvert, C. (1999). (APA Dissertation Research Award). Practitioners’ familiarity with psychotherapy research findings and their relative weighting of research and experience in formulating beliefs. Dissertation Abstracts International, 61 (1-B) 522. (University Microfilm No. AA19960017).

Selected Presentations

Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2013, September). Multimodal Integrative Cognitive Stimulating Therapy (MICST) for substance abuse. Workshop presented at the 26th annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Hyannis, MA

Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2010, September). Cognitive stimulation, mindfulness strategies, and existential perspectives in group counseling for substance abuse. Presentation conducted at the 23rd annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Hyannis, MA.

Boisvert, C. M. (2008, November). The psychobiology of stress: Fostering the mind-body connection. Presentation at the BAMSI Annual Clinicians’ Conference, Taunton, MA.

Boisvert, C. M. (2004, April). Psychotherapy researchers’ consensus on research findings. Research presented at the 1st annual Convocation of Scholars at Rhode Island College, Providence.

Finley, M., & Boisvert, C. (2002, October). Roles and functions of Rhode Island school counselors. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Rhode Island School Counselors’ Association, Warwick, RI.

Garrison, J., & Boisvert, C. (2001, May). Coping with work place stress and frustration. Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA.

Boisvert, C., & Faust, D. (2000, August). Psychotherapists' familiarity with research
findings. Poster session presented at the 108th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Boisvert, C., & Faust, D. (1999, August). Leading psychotherapy researchers' consensus on key research findings. Poster session presented at the 107th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

Federman, E., Boisvert, C., & Drebing, C. (1999, August). Differences in VA inpatient service utilization rates: Weather matters. Poster session presented at the 107th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

Boisvert, C. (1999, May). Therapists’ familiarity with psychotherapy research findings. Presentation to pre-doctoral psychology interns and post-doctoral psychology fellows at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA.

Boisvert, C., & Faust, D. (1995, October). The effects of psychiatric labels on causal attribution. Poster session presented at the 35th annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Wenham, MA.

Editorial Experience

FAMILY PRACTICE (An International Medical Journal)
Ad-Hoc Reviewer

Ad-Hoc Reviewer Pool

Ad-Hoc Reviewer

Advisor for which Programs

MAAgency Counseling
MAChemical Dependency Counseling
MASchool Counseling
CAGSMental Health Counseling
CAGSSchool Counseling

Professional Organizations

Outside LinkAmerican Psychological Association
  • Division 12 Member (Society of Clinical Psychology)
  • Division 17 Member (Society of Counseling Psychology)
  • Division 29 Member (Psychotherapy)
Outside LinkNew England Psychological Association

Outside LinkPsychology National Honor Society-Psi Chi Chapter

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