Online IOP for College Students and Emerging Adults in MA

Kristin L. McLaughlin, PhD

Staff Psychologist/Eating Disorder Specialist

Kristin L. McLaughlin, PhD

Staff Psychologist/Eating Disorder Specialist

Education

  • BA in psychology from San José State University
  • PhD in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the Psychology Internship Consortium affiliated with Albany Medical Center.
  • Fellowship in psychoanalytic studies at the Austen Riggs Center
Kristin L. McLaughlin, PhD, is a staff psychologist who provides psychotherapy and psychological testing at the Austen Riggs Center. In addition, she serves as the eating disorder specialist, offering consultation to teams and clinicians, providing psychodynamic supervision to the registered dietician, co-facilitating groups for patients, and providing education for staff to integrate understanding of and interventions for disordered eating within a psychodynamic treatment system. Dr. McLaughlin also coordinates the Friday Night Guest Lecture Series through Spring, 2024.
Dr. McLaughlin has provided psychotherapy in a number of settings including community mental health centers, university counseling centers, VA medical centers, a state hospital forensic unit, and hospital inpatient and outpatient psychiatry departments. She has taught undergraduate courses on the Psychology of Social Justice and Cultural Diversity, and taught and supervised students in a Masters in Mental Health Counseling graduate program.
Dr. McLaughlin has published and presented research on cultural trauma, including racial and gender-related trauma and the links between systemic oppression and mental health outcomes, especially in relation to racism and sexism. She currently supervises practicing clinicians in community mental health settings.

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Psychodynamic aspects of cultural oppression, social justice, and identity
  • The role of insight in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Links between trauma and psychosis
  • Psychoanalysis and psychedelic medicine