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Lorraine Mangione

Antioch University New England

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.

Educational History

PhD, University of Kansas

BA, Duke University

My present clinical, training, and research interests can all be grouped under two overarching concepts:  Relationship and Meaning in Life.

With the publication with Donna DiCello, Psy.D. of Daughters, Dads, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America, I have been engaging many people around issues of the deep importance of family relationships, the process of grief and loss, the meaning-making that goes into coming to terms with such loss, the role of culture and ethnicity in families and in death and mourning, and how people change and don’t change during such times.

Another colleague and I have developed a short-term group model for working with women in the second half of life called Beyond Midlife and Before Retirement: Seeking Meaning, Purpose, and Joy.  In this group we work with women as they reflect on their lives in a way that is inclusive of spirituality and aging.  We have written  about this model for The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.  From this area of interest we have begun doing workshops on therapists’ relationships to religion and spirituality and existential issues.

My interest in meaning-making, relationships, and how people get help and grow, and my great interest in Bruce Springsteen’s work, have come together in a few articles and talks, and now a colleague and I are collaborating on a huge survey of women fans and the role that Springsteen plays in their psyche.  We have now published two articles from this database: Who is Bruce Springsteen to his Female Fans? And Women Fans’ Journey through Darkness.

Mentoring is a continuing interest, which stems from my work on the relationship competency for NCSPP.  Our published research in this area, Mentoring in clinical psychology programs: Broadening and deepening, recently won the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy Award for Most Valuable Paper on

Professional Development published in 2018.  We were honored to receive that! Supervision is the bedrock of clinical training, and I have been involved in research on it in the past and hope to continue to be.

I have fantasies of branching into Conservation Psychology, but at this point they remain just that although I have had very stimulating conversations with our Environmental Studies faculty about possible collaboration and Climate Change feels like the biggest issue facing humanity and our world these days.

Publications from the last few years include the following:

Mangione, L., Borden, K.A., & Fuss, E. (2020). Late course adjustment: Shifting values in the careers of older women. In L. Hollis-Sawyer, & E. Cole Older Women Who Work: Resilience, Choice, and Change.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Mangione, L. & Luff, D.  (2019).  Women fans’ journeys through darkness.  Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 21(1), 26-41.

Mangione, L. & Forti, R. (2018).  Beyond midlife and before retirement: A short-term women’s group.  International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 68(3), 314-336.

Mangione, L., Borden, K. A., Nadkarni, L., Evarts, K., & Hyde, K. (2018). Mentoring in clinical psychology programs: Broadening and deepening. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 12(1), 4-13.

DiCello, D., Pidano, A., & Mangione, L.  (2018) “An Italian American View of Grief: Connection, Transformation and Resilience”.  Mortality, 23(3), 261-278.

Mangione, L. & Luff, D. (2017). “Who is Springsteen to His Women Fans?”  In W. I. Wolff (Ed), Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Essays on Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture, Routledge Press.

Borden, K.A., Collins, L.H., Gennari, M., Kenkel, M.B., Mangione, L., Sola, G.  (2017) “The concept of “Psyche”. Between clinical pedagogy and clinical psychology” In I Problemi Della Pedagogia.

Mangione, L., Lyons, M., & DiCello, D.  (2016).  Spirituality and religion in the experiences of Italian American daughters grieving for their fathers.  Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8(3), 253-262.

Hoffman, L. & Fehl, S. (2016). Journey of the wounded soul: Poetic companions for spiritual struggle.  Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press. (6 poems of mine are included in this volume).

Dicello, D., & Mangione, L.  (2015).  Daughters, dads, and the path through grief: Tales from Italian America.  Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers/New Harbinger.

Campbell, C. D.; Emmons, L.; Mangione, L.; Grus, C. L.; Berry, S.; Dailey, K. C.; Hutchings, P. S.; Nutt, R. L.; Siegel, W. G. (2015). Using the Psychology Internship Development Toolkit to increase the number of internship positions. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9(3), 195-201.

“Incorporating Spirituality, Religion, Seeking Meaning & Growth into Group Therapy” Workshop with Roz Forti, LICSW, at American Group Psychotherapy Association, New York City, 2020.

“Why Hire Older Women?  Passion and Commitment!” Division 35 Roundtable with Kathi Borden and Elizabeth Fuss at APA annual convention, Chicago, 2019.

“Group Therapy and Training across the Lifespan: What Clients Gain, What Students Learn” Division 49 Symposium with Michael Goddard, Sarajane Rodgers, Dana Vitrano, Jennifer Carey, and Virginia Brabender at APA annual convention, Chicago, 2019.

“Navigating through Loss and Grief: How Continuing Bonds, Creativity, Religion/Spirituality, and Culture Contribute to the Journey”  Half-day Continuing Education workshop at Maine Psychological Association, Portland, ME, June 1, 2019.

“Relationship as Central to Supervision”  Colloquium for interns via ZOOM at Miami Internship, May 3, 2019.

“Working with the Dreams of the Bereaved”  Presentation at Association for Death Education and Counseling annual conference, Atlanta, GA, April, 2019.

“Where Do We Go from Here?  Reflecting and Moving Ahead”  Plenary address and discussion, MPA Annual Conference, We Need to Talk: A Changing Culture, A Changing World, Our Changing Selves, November 1st, 2018, Norwood, MA.

“Italian Parents, American Children:  Cultural Differences, Relational Bonds, and Negotiating Identities.”  Panelist and Moderator for panel at Idea Boston, an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors and culture sponsored by IAM Books, Cambridge, MA, October 31st, 2018.

“Learning about Diversity, the Disenfranchised, Social Justice, and Resilience:  Can Bruce Springsteen’s Work Enhance Psychology Training?”  Workshop at NCSPP annual meeting, Las Vegas, January, 2018.

“Mentoring in Students’ own Words: How Mentoring Happens and Why it is Important” Presentation with Kathi A. Borden, Jessica Baroni, Leah Levy, & Anna Potter at New England Psychological Association, Boston, MA, October, 2017.

“Student Survey on Mentoring:  Matters of Diversity” Presentation with Kathi Borden, Ph.D., Katherine Evarts, Psy.D., Lavita Nadkarni, Ph.D., & Kelsey Hyde, M.A. at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, DC, August, 2017.

“Discovering One’s Own Leadership Potential and Encouraging It in Colleagues, Faculty and Students” Workshop presented with David Cimbora, NCSPP Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2017.

Daughters and Dads, Loss and Grief: The Italian American Journey “ Figlie e Papà, Perdita e Dolore:  L’italo-American Viaggio”, Invited Talk at Saint Anne’s Hospital,  Como, Italy, April 15, 2016

Supervision from the Supervisee Perspective: Relationship, Boundaries, Best, Worst, and Mixed.  Paper session presented with Vincent Pignatiello, Psy.D., Kate Evarts, B.A., Kevin O’Leary, B.S., and Lauren Gillis, M.S. the New England Psychological Association Annual Conference, Fitchburg, MA, October 2015.

Sicilian American Lynchings in New Orleans:  What Can We Learn and Teach about Prejudice, Violence, and the Path to Social Justice?  Poster presented with Ron Pilato, PsyD, and Maureen O’Reilly, at NCSPP Annual Conference on Social Justice and Psychology, New Orleans, January, 2014.

Fellow Status in APA’s Division 49, Group Theory and Therapy, 2020.

2018 Award for Most Valuable Paper on Professional Development from The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy for the following paper: Mangione, L., Borden, K. A., Nadkarni, L., Evarts, K., & Hyde, K. (2018). Mentoring in clinical psychology programs: Broadening and deepening. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 12(1), 4-13.

Lorraine Mangine


Clinical Psychology

Director of Practica,

Clinical Psychology


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