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|Fellowship||1999-2001||Lahey Clinic||Clinical Psychology|
|Internship||1998-1999||ENRM VA Medical Center||Clinical Psychology|
|Ph.D.||1999||University of Rhode Island||Clinical Psychology|
|MA||1991||Rhode Island College||Agency Counseling|
|BS||1986||Le Moyne College||Psychology|
Licensure/CertificationLicensed Clinical Psychologist - State of Rhode Island (License # PS00831)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) (#2297)
Certified Principal Counselor - State of Rhode Island (Certificate #18)
Courses TaughtCEP 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 and 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 - Clinical Practicum III: Advanced Counseling Skills
CEP 684 - Clinical Practicum IV: Advanced Clinical Interventions
Clinical InterestsBrief Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety
Schizophrenia Group Treatment
Science-Practice Relations and Clinicians' Decision Making Processes
- Science Practice Relations & Clinical Judgment
- Predictors of Psychotherapy Outcome
- Psychiatric Care in Primary Care
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Anger
- Mind Stimulation Therapy for Challenging Clinical Populations
- The Biopsychology of Stress & Stress Management
- The Effects of Psychiatric Labels on Shaping Perceptions
Honors2013-2014 FSEHD Bucci Family Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Service
PublicationsAhmed, 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.
DissertationBoisvert, 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 PresentationsAhmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2016, January). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Working with Challenging Inpatient Populations. Presentation to mental health clinicians and behavioral specialists at the Eleanor Slater Hospital, Cranston, R.I.
Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2015, May). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Working with Challenging Mental Health Populations. Presentation to clinicians at The Kent Center, Warwick, R.I.
Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2015, March). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Working with Challenging Mental Health Populations. Workshop presentation at the 19th International Conference of ISPS (the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis), New York, N.Y.
Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2014, October). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Working with Challenging Mental Health Populations (seminar series). Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association (RIMHCA), Cranston, R.I.
Kene, P., & Boisvert, C. M. (2014, September) Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices to Facilitate Student Learning of Evidence Based Interventions (roundtable discussion). NARACES Regional Conference, Providence, RI.
Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2014, September). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Working with Challenging Mental Health Populations. Presentation to clinicians at Gateway Healthcare, Inc., Johnston, R.I.
Ahmed, M., & Boisvert, C. M. (2014, May). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Cognitive Interventions for Persons with Schizophrenia. Presentation to staff, board members, and clinicians. Northern Rhode Island Community Services, Woonsocket, R.I.
Boisvert, C. M. (2013, March). Mind Stimulation Therapy: Interventions for Challenging Clinical Populations. Presentation at the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development 3rd annual Conference at Rhode Island College, Providence.
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.
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• Division 12 Member (Society of Clinical Psychology)
• Division 29 Member (Psychotherapy)
• Division 36 Member (Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality)