Cynthia Mittelmier, PH.D.

Education & Training


1981 BS University of Pittsburgh
1984 MA University of Rhode Island
1987 Ph.D. University of Rhode Island

Post-Doctoral Training

1987 to 1988 Post Doctoral Fellow Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates,
Braintree, MA
2009 EMDR Certification Waltham, MA


1989 to current Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist Provider

Academic Appointments

1990 Adjunct Faculty   University of Rhode Island
1991 Adjunct Faculty   Rhode Island College
1991 to 2000 Adjunct Faculty   Lesley University
1992, 1994, 1995 Adjunct Faculty   Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
1996 to 2002 Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry   Harvard Medical School
2003 to 2014 Clinical Instructor in Psychology   Harvard Medical School
2014 to current Lecturer in Psychology, Part-time Harvard Medical School
2016 to current Adjunct Faculty Lesley University


1988 to 1999 Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Staff Psychologist, Braintree, MA
1999 to current Psychologist, Supervisor, Consultant, Independent Practice, Cambridge, MA
1999 to 2000 Hallowell Center, Staff Psychologist, Sudbury, MA
2006 to 2007 Mental Health Services Program for Youth (MHSPY), Consulting Psychologist
University of Massachusetts, Supervisor, Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, Boston, MA (Winter Semester Only)

Professional Societies

1987 to current American Psychological Association, Member
1992 Children’s Group Therapy Association, Member
1994 to current Massachusetts Psychologist Association, Member
1996 to 1998 National Registry of Certified Group Therapists
2010, 2014, 2015 EMDRIA Associate Member
2010 Psychoanalytic Couples and Family Institute

Book Chapters:

Mittelmeier, C. & Friedman, S. Towards a mutual understanding: constructing solutions with families. In S. Friedman, ed., New Language of Change, New York: Guilford, 1992, 158 -181.

Friedman, S., Brecher, S. & Mittelmeier, C. Widening the lens and sharpening the focus: The Reflecting Process in Managed Care. In S. Friedman, ed., The Reflecting Process in Action. Collaborative Practice in Family Therapy. New York: Guilford, 1995, pp. 184–204.

Friedman, S. & Mittelmeier, C. Managing complexity: the pragmatics of resource allocation. In S. Friedman, Time-Effective Psychotherapy: Maximizing outcomes in an era of minimized resources. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997, pp. 117 – 136.

Journal Articles

Mittelmeier, C. , Rossi, J., Berman, A. A discriminative ability of the Trail Making Test in young children. 1989; 11: 163 – 166.

Mittelmeier, C., Friedman, S. The Rashomon effect: a study in constructivist conversation. Family Therapy 1991; 18(1): 17-36.

Mittelmeier, C., Meyer, B. Building social skills in school age children. HMO Practice 1994: 8(1): 46-47.

Schneider, R., Mittelmeier, C., Gadish, D. Day vs. inpatient treatment for cocaine dependence. An experimental comparison. Journal of Mental Health Administration (1996), 23(2) 234-245.

Book Review:

Selekman, M.D. (1997). Solution-focused therapy with children: Harnessing family strengths for systemic change. New York: Guilford Press. Review for Journal of Systemic Therapies, 18(2), 93-94.