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Mageary, Joseph

Senior Instructor
California Institute of Integral Studies
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Psychology & Counseling

Academic Focus

Counseling, Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma, Expressive Therapies

Community Involvement
  • Director of Clinical Services for New England Academy
  • Outpatient counseling through Riverside Community Care
Courses Taught

Research Design and Evaluation


PhD - California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
M.A. - Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
B.S. - Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA


“Good psychotherapists are like midwives for the soul.”
--Ron Coleman of the Hearing Voices Network

Professional Experience
  • Current Director of Clinical Services - New England Academy
  • Former Director of Emergency Services and Jail Diversion - The Edinburg Center
Research & Publications

Mageary, J., Glen-Wixson, J., Sivan, V., Roberts, R., Vlahakis, V.,     
Rose, M., Gaffney, D. (2015). Visual Reflections: Taking Outsider
Witnessing Beyond Words. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(3), 43-58.

Mageary, J. (2010). A Review of “Zen Wrapped in Karma, Dipped in            
Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce and Spiritual Celebrity
In Search of the True Dharma”. World Futures, 66, 69-72.

Selected Presentations

Mental Health and Community Wellness: A Panel Presentation for the     
2016 Mandela Washington Fellows. Panel Presentation with Dr. Niti Seth,
Dr. Frank McNamara, Dr. Paul Deschenes, Sarah Deschenes, Elaine Walker,
Linda Kuramoto, Richard Chester, Dr. Elena Cherepanov and Stephen Merther
At Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 1, 2016

We Are Anonymously Crowdsourcing Our Self-Esteem…And Why This           
May Not Be a Bad Thing: Lessons from Working with Digital Natives
Presented at the 2016 Lesley University Alumni Symposium
Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 11, 2016

Visual Reflection Teamwork: Art in a Narrative Therapy Context              
Presented at the 2015 Expressive Therapies Summit in
New York, New York on November 7, 2015

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • EMDR Level 1 and Level 2 trained    
  • Member, International Association of Trauma Professionals    
  • Certificate in Aging, Institute for Geriatric Social Work at Boston University     
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Certification through the Mind/Body
  • Medical Institute and Lesley University