Dr. Shawn Healy joined Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in March of 2014 following his work in a private group practice in Cambridge. Prior to private practice, Shawn worked at May Institute, Inc. for 10 years where he initially completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship. He later became the Clinical Director and finally the Director of Clinical Services and Operations for the Behavioral Health Division of May Institute where he managed two outpatient clinics and four day treatment programs.
Shawn graduated from Suffolk University in Boston, MA in 2006 with his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. His dissertation and research interests are in the field of conflict resolution and he has been involved in facilitating many conflict resolution workshops, discussion groups, and mediation and private conflict coaching sessions. Shawn is a member of the American Psychological Association and is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a psychologist. Shawn coauthored the book The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression (ABA publication, 2017) with another LCL Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jeff Fortgang.
Shawn Healy talks about depression in the legal profession and why it’s so common. He also offers tips on ways to address depression before it reaches a crisis point.
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