• Affiliated With

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Training Staff

Patricia Harney, PhD

Patricia Harney, PhD

Interim Chief Psychologist, Director of Internship Training in Psychology, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Patricia Harney received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas, and completed her internship at The Cambridge Hospital. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at CHA's Victims of Violence Program, and a post-graduate fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She serves as the Director of Psychology Internship Training at CHA. Her publications pertain to the psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma, and clinical collaboration across disciplines. In addition to this specialization, her clinical interests include the influence of culture, class, gender and sexual identity in self development and the psychotherapeutic process. Dr. Harney received a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Marla Eby, PhD

Marla Eby, PhD

Associate Director of Psychology and Psychology Training, Director of Postdoctoral Training in Psychology Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School.

Marla Eby received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University and completed her internship at The Cambridge Hospital (now part of Cambridge Health Alliance). She has worked in a variety of positions since 1988, including Chief Psychologist on both adult and child inpatient units, and Associate Director of Psychology. Dr. Eby also serves the Psychology Division as Director of Post-Doctoral Training and the Psychiatry Department as Director of Supervision. She is currently on the Board of APPIC. Dr. Eby has a longstanding interest in psychological assessment and teaches courses related to testing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Harvard University. Other major interests include long-term treatment of psychotic patients, issues of envy and jealousy, the history of the asylum, and presentation of psychological themes in museum exhibits. She also has a strong commitment to the care of the severely mentally ill, particularly in the public sector.

Carolyn Conklin, PhD

Carolyn Conklin, PhD

Director of Practicum Training in Psychology, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Carolyn Conklin received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and completed her internship at Cambridge Health Alliance. She completed fellowship training at CHA's Program for Psychotherapy, Boston University's Personality Disorders Research Program, and Two Brattle Center. She serves as the Director of CHA's Psychology Practicum Training Program. Dr. Conklin's research has focused chiefly on the classification of borderline personality disorder and the assessment of countertransference phenomena. At CHA, she teaches on psychodynamic formulation of personality processes and pathology, projective testing, and assessment and treatment of borderline personality disorder, including Mentalization Based Treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Transference-Focused Therapy. Her clinical interests include integrative psychodynamic approaches in psychotherapy with adolescents and adults across the full-range of the psychological spectrum.

Marilyn Levin

Marilyn Levin

Administrative Training Coordinator, Division of Psychology

Marilyn Levin received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and a M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Northeastern University. After working as an O.T. in psychiatric hospital settings for ten years, she worked at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health as Chief Occupational Therapist, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, and Coordinator of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services. After leaving DMH, she served as Executive Director of the R.I. Commission on the Deaf & Hard of Hearing and the Director of Case Management and Social Services for the MA Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.