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News & Awards


  • April:

    • Student member Grace Hart was awarded the Advanced Studies Grant from Boston College to fund her thesis project, Development of an interpretation bias measure for death anxiety.

  • January:

    • Student member Grace Hart was awarded the 2022 Scott O. Lilienfeld Prize for Scientific Thinking for her essay, Thinking Scientifically: Is There Still a Place for Existential Psychotherapy?

    • Dr. Jackie Bullis was consulted for this article on Prince Harry and agoraphobia.


  • December:

    • Student member Kevin Narine was selected the for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America's 2023 Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP).

  • November:

    • Student member Grace Hart was awarded the Bronze Award from Sentio University's "Therapist Throwdown," a mock-therapy competition in which contestants respond to videos of standardized clients to promote deliberate practice. 

  • June:

    • Student member Kevin Narine was awarded funding by William James College to fund his project “A Comparison of Race and Sexual-orientation Rejection Sensitivity on Intersectional Microaggressions and Social Anxiety in LGBQ+ People of Color”.

    • Student member Kevin Narine was awarded the "Student Scientific Contribution of the Year Award" from William James College for his project, "Effectiveness of a CBT and DBT-based Partial Hospital Program across Ethnoracial Identities".

    • Lab members and collaborators Ramya Ramadurai, Erin Beckham, R. Kathryn McHugh, Thröstur Björgvinsson, & Courtney Beard published Operationalizing engagement with an interpretation bias smartphone app intervention:
      A case series 
      in the Journal of Internet Medical Research.

  • April: Dr. Chloe Hudson received a 3-year grant from the Canadian Institute for Health Research for her project "Theory of mind as a predictor and mechanism of change for interpersonal dysfunction in acute mental illness." 

  • February: Dr. Martha Falkenstein received the 2021 Pillars of Excellence Award from Mass General Brigham in the category of Advancing Innovation & Progress!


  • September: Dr. Martha Falkenstein recieved funding for her K23 grant to examine Cognitive Bias Modification-Interpretation for OCD! 

  • August: Kevin Narine received the Society for Research in Psychopathology's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award.

  • July: Dr. Courney Beard received McLean Hospital's Anne M. Cataldo Excellence in Mentoring Award!

  • JulyDr. Courtney Beard is highlighted in a media article about a partnership between McLean Hospital, CJP, JF&CS providing CBT services for individuals in Massachusetts. Click here.

  • May: Jenna Sandler received a Student Research Award from the APS 2021 conference!


  • November: Kevin Narine recieved the Amplifying Intersectionality Award of ABCT's SGM SIG 2020 conference!

  • October: Kevin Narine received an ADAA Donor-Funded Diversity Membership Award!

  • March: Dr. Jennie Kuckertz received the Corneel Young Investigator Award (20k) to fund a project examining mechanisms of exposure therapy and depression.


  • August: Dr. Courtney Beard receives two NIMH funded Administrative supplements for her current HabitWorks Grant to: 1) conduct EEG and 2) track suicidal ideation daily during the first month post discharge from acute care

  • August: Dr. Andrew Peckham receives the Harvard Brain Initiative Young Scientist Travel Award

  • May: Dr. Courtney Beard's current study "HabitWorks" is featured on Mclean Hospitals website

  • May: Dr. Courtney Beard is featured in Mclean's Horizons Magazine and Mclean's website for her smartphone app intervention study: BRIDGE


  • January: Dr. Andrew Peckham is awarded the Harvard Medical School Livingston Award! This award will fund purchase of ambulatory EEG equipment for a new study examining how cognition relates to impulsivity.

  • January: Dr. Andrew Peckham honored to be selected for the 2019-2021 Career Development Institute for Psychiatry.

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  • Dr. Andrew Peckham and Dr. Martha Falkenstein are honored to receive the ADAA CDLP Award.

  • Fall: Dr. Courntey Beard, Dr. Marie Forgeard, and  Dr. Thröstur Björgvinsson's work using smartphone apps to assess affect in real time featured in Discovery at McLean Hospital.

  • May: Dr. Courtney Beard is awarded grant from NIMH to develop and test a smartphone delivered cognitive bias modification treatment as an augmentation to hospital care. 

  • July: Dr. Courtney Beard is promoted to Co-Director of the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Clinical Research Program at McLean Hospital.

  • Dr. Andrew Peckham is awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F32 MH 115530).

  • Dr. Martha Falkenstein receives the Kaplen Fellowship on Depression: “Interpretation Bias as a Predictor of Suicidality in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”, the Livingston Award and the Young Investigator Award: "Neural Mechanisms of Avoidance in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD”.

  • Dr. Martha Falkenstein receives several awards in 2018!

    • Aaron T. Beck Student Achievement Award, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

    • ADAA Travel Award, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 

    • Young Investigator Award, International OCD Foundation

    • Kaplen Fellowship on Depression, Harvard Medical School

    • Livingston Award for Young Investigators, Harvard Medical School



  • April: Dr. Courtney Beard speaks at Harvard Medical School- "Turning Fear into Power: Understanding and managing anxiety"

  • November: Dr. Courtney Beard speaks at the inaugural Technology in Psychiatry Summit hosted by McLean Hospital.

  • May:  Dr. Andrew Peckham is awarded the McLean Presidential Fellowship.

  • Dr. Courtney Beard receives McLean Hospital's Vision of Excellence Award.

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  • Dr. Courtney Beard and Dr. Thröstur Björgvinsson's work is highlighted in McLean Hospital's "Year in Review".

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