Received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas in 1984 and has been at Antioch University New England for over 30 years, relishing her involvement in teaching and directing the practicum system. Dr. Mangione has special interests in group therapy and group dynamics, especially women’s groups and groups across the lifespan; psychodynamic theory; supervision and the supervisory relationship; adult development and creativity; loss and grief processes; and qualitative research and epistemologies. Her presentations and papers at regional and national conferences, often with students, have included such topics as mentoring in clinical psychology, dreaming and grief, ethics and endings in group psychotherapy, short-term group psychotherapy, leadership in groups, group training and supervision, relational aspects of supervision, political polarization, and larger level systemic issues in clinical training and supervision. She presents often on the following topics within an Italian American framework: father/daughter relationships, loss and grief, creativity, spirituality, and identity development in women. Some of these topics are included in her two chapters in the book Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health and in her book, co-authored with Donna DiCello, Psy.D., Daughters, Dads, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America.
Dr. Mangione was chair of Massachusetts Psychological Association Training Committee for 10 years and remains actively involved in MPA and the Training Committee. She is currently co-chairing MPA’s annual conference for the third time. In the past she chaired regional conferences in 2007 and 2011 that brought together the New England academic and clinical training communities, along with national leadership, to address national level changes and initiatives in professional psychology education. Within the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, she has been actively involved in many areas of scholarship, including looking at social justice and marginalization through the lens of Bruce Springsteen’s work, mentoring and its critical importance in education and training, writing about the foundational competency of Relationship, and research and writing about internships,. She was very involved in creating the Psychology Internship Development Toolkit to encourage the growth of new internships. Dr. Mangione provides supervision and training around group therapy and is licensed in Massachusetts.
Dr. Mangione is keenly interested in the application of psychological principles and findings to real-life situations, particularly the more existential and relational aspects of psychology and life. She has been concerned with meaning in life for her whole life. She has addressed issues on the intersect of group dynamics, leadership, and mountaineering in The 1996 Mount Everest tragedy: Contemplation on group process and group dynamics in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy; Bruce Springsteen’s work and psychological transformation in Spirit In The Night to Mary’s Place: Loss, death, and the transformative power of relationships in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts; the juncture of ethics and endings in group psychotherapy in Ethics and endings in group psychotherapy: Saying good-bye and saying it well in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy; and the important role of groups and group dynamics in people’s lives in Passion, containment, and commitment—Essential elements of groups across the lifespan in Bruce Springsteen’s work in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.