Professor, Clinical Psychology
Department Chair, Clinical Psychology
Director of Practica, Clinical Psychology
Received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas in 1984 and has been at Antioch University New England for almost 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. 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.
PhD, University of Kansas
BA, Duke University
Publications from the last few years include the following:
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.
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.
DiCello, D., Pidano, A., & Mangione, L. (2017) “An Italian American View of Grief: Connection, Transformation and Resilience”. Mortality, 23(3), 261-278.
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.
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.
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 would like to eventually write about this model for a group journal.
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. Our article is in the process of being edited for a scholarly book on Springsteen, and is called: Who is Bruce Springsteen to his Female Fans?
Mentoring is a continuing interest, which stems from my work on the relationship competency for NCSPP. With a few colleagues and students I will be doing a survey of doctoral students to see the ways in which professional school programs may have broadened and deepened our ideas about mentoring in psychology graduate school.
My on-going interest and concerns about the internship crisis is reflected in my contributions to the Psychology Internship Development Toolkit, which continues to be updated and was recently discussed in an article in Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
Supervision is the bedrock of clinical training, and I have been involved in research on it 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.
Navigating Through Loss and Grief: How Continuing Bonds, Creativity, Religion/Spirituality, and Culture Contribute to the Journey. Presentation at Massachusetts Psychological Association, Wellesley, MA , March 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.
Early Training for Group Psychotherapists: Challenges, Risks, and Rewards. Colloquy presented at AGPA annual conference with students Christina Chestna, Jean Devenny, and Viktoriya Fuzaylova, Boston, March, 2014.
Panel member at Calandra Institute for Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health, April 9th, 2014, New York, NY.
Bruce Springsteen, the Disenfranchised, and Social Justice: What Can Psychology Learn from His Work? Colloquium presented at Antioch University New England, Department of Clinical Psychology, September, 2014, Keene, NH.
Art, Identity, and Culture in Italian American Women. Chair of symposium at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Oahu, Hawaii, August, 2013.