Caroline Howland, MSW, LICSW
Caroline Howland, MSW, LICSW the Clinical Director of CEDAR and an interviewer with both CEDAR and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Psychosis Risk Program (PRP). At CEDAR, she works with a multi-disciplinary team to provide consultation to help determine Clinical High Risk (CHR) for psychosis as well as ongoing outpatient individual and family therapy. With the PRP she conducts clinical assessments with participants in several psychiatry research studies.
Academic: Caroline received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2005 and her Master’s degree (Master of Science of Social Work) from Columbia University in 2009. Since obtaining her MSSW, she has completed multiple post-graduate intensive trainings including a certificate in the relational and multi-contextual treatment of trauma at Simmons University, a certificate program in cognitive and behavioral interventions at Boston University, an introductory course in Open Dialogue through the Institute for Dialogic Practice, and comprehensive trainings in both mentalization-based therapy (MBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) through the Borderline Training Institute at McLean Hospital.
Interests and Experience: Prior to joining the CEDAR/PRP team, Caroline worked at McLean Hospital for many years, initially as a school counselor at Pathways Academy, prior to graduate school, and then as a Clinical Social Worker on the Franciscan’s Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Appleton House, and, most recently, as the Lead Social Worker at Franciscan’s CBAT. Her work included individual, group, family, and systems work/advocacy in inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care with both children and adults. She has participated in program development and has provided clinical supervision for both Master’s level students and licensed social workers. As a therapist, her focus is on understanding the experiences and perspectives in addition to goals that her clients bring to therapy, and providing person-centered and evidence-based treatment within the context of that relationship. She has specialized in the treatment of psychosis, mood disorders, and personality disorders.