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Margaret Cramer
Margaret Cramer, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Melrose, MA

mcramer@fielding.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA (APA Approved), 1992-1993
 
PhD, Clinical Psychology
(Health Psychology Specialization)
California School of Professional Psychology, 1992

 
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychopathology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic and Neoanalytic Theory and Psychotherapy
  • Critical Thinking Skills
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Integration of Theory and Technique
  • Transference/Countertransference
  • Parallel Process and Systems Theory
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Staff Training
  • Consultation
  • Psychotherapy Process
  • Women's Treatment
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (26, 38, 39)
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2005: Innovator Award, Women and Children's Treatment, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Bethesda, MD
  • 1991: Excellence in Clinical Writing, Upjohn Achievement Award, Psychiatric Service, Harvard Medical School
 

Publications:

  • Cramer, M. (2004). "Imaginary gardens with real toads": Attachment to others, attachment to the market. Psychotherapy: Theory/research/practice/training. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Cramer, M. (2003). Welfare reform: A holistic approach to improving service integration and responding to the needs of women and families. Proceedings: SAMHSA's Third National Conference on Women, Orlando, FL, June 2001.
  • Cramer, M. (2002). Under the influence of unconscious process: Countertransference in the treatment of PTSD and substance abuse in women. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 56(2).
  • Cramer, M. (2001). Introduction. WELL project training curriculum for providers: Developing integrated services for women with substance abuse, mental illness and trauma. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Health and Recovery.
 

Presentations:

  • Cramer, M.A. (2007, January). Sex, drugs, and treatment with residents: A tale of loss and longing. Discussant, MGH Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Case Conference, The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and the MGH/McLean Psychiatry Residency, MGH, Boston,
  • MA. Cramer, M. A. (2005, April). Pandora's early object experience. Discussant, Case Presentation at the Psychiatry Department, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2005, February). How do we hold on to the values (that made us become therapists in the first place) in the age of managed care? Presented at the Commonwealth Educational Seminars, Newton, MA.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2003, May). Numbing the pain: PTSD and substance abuse. Presented at the Commonwealth Educational Seminars, Dedham, MA. Cramer, M. A. (2002, October). When attitudes clash: Values in psychotherapy. Discussant at The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and The Endowment for the Advancement of Psychotherapy at MGH.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2002, May). Women, trauma and addiction. Presented at the Vermont Consortium for Addiction Training, Randolph, VT.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2002, April). Process supervision: Supporting ourselves to support our patients. Presented at the Contra Costa County Substance Abuse Services, Martinez, CA.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2001, September & October). The difficult treatment relationship: Substance abuse and personality disorders. Presented at the Commonwealth Educational Seminars, Boston, MA.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2001, June). Welfare reform: A holistic approach to improving service integration and responding to the needs of women and families receiving TANF. Keynote speaker at SAMHSA's Third National Conference on Women, Orlando, FL.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2001, May). Treatment issues in dual diagnosis. Speaker at DATA of Rhode Island, Providence, RI.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2001, March). Coming together: Challenging societal pressures. Keynote speaker at Women and Addiction Recovery Week, CAB Health & Recovery Services, Inc., Danvers, MA.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2000, October). Issues in the treatment of dual diagnosis: PTSD and substance abuse in women. Speaker at DATA of Rhode Island, Providence, RI.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2000, September). Numbing the pain: PTSD and substance abuse. Presented at the Commonwealth Educational Seminars, Dedham, MA.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2000, June). Trauma-informed treatment of women with co-occurring disorders: Issues clinicians encounter in providing integrated care. Speaker at the Adcare Educational Institute, Worcester, MA.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2000, June). Issues in the treatment of women. Featured speaker at the Women's Training Institute, SAMHSA, Orlando, FL.
  • Cramer, M. A. (2000, June). AOD treatment: Responding to women's needs. Presented at SAMHSA, The Fifth State Systems Development Program Conference, Illuminating Pathways to Recovery: Translating Research Into Practice, Orlando, FL
 

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 1999-present: Teaching and Supervising Faculty (part time), The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • 1999-present: Clinical Instructor (part time), Department of Consolidated Psychiatry/ Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • 2003: Consensus Panel Member, Workgroup Manager, Substance Abuse and Trauma: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Bethesda, MD.
  • 2002: Field Reviewer, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Bethesda, MD.
  • 2002: Consensus Panel Member, Co-Facilitator, Field Reviewer, Treatment Issues in the Treatment of Women (TIPS). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Bethesda, MD.
  • 2001: Member, Initial Review Group, SAMHSA Grant Review, Mentoring and Family Strengthening, Bethesda, MD.
  • 1998-2001: Grant Consultant, Staff Trainer, WELL Project, Institute for Health & Recovery, Boston, MA.
  • 2000: Trainer, Motivational Interviewing with Substance Abusing Women, Contra Costa Health Services Department, Martinez, CA.
 
 
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