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Brian L B Willoughby, PhD


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Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Medical Education
  • PhD, University of Miami
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult

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Dr. Brian Willoughby is currently an Instructor in Psychology in the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) within the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and completed his graduate work in the Child and Family Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. Dr. Willoughby received a four year fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), which funded his graduate training and research. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and fellowship in child clinical psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Willoughby specializes in neuropsychological assessments of children and adolescents with learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns. He has particular interests in the evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger's Disorder, Autistic Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Prior to his arrival at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Willoughby spent two years as part of a specialized assessment program at the University of Miami evaluating children, adolescents, and adults suspected of having ASD.

Additionally, Dr. Willoughby is interested in family psychology. He is currently conducting a longitudinal study of families struggling with their child's learning and emotional concerns. He is particularly interested in the ways that parents react to and cope with their child's psychiatric diagnosis following a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation. Dr. Willoughby's work in the areas of child clinical and family psychology has been published in some of the nation's top psychology journals, such as Psychological Bulletin and Parenting: Science and Practice, as well as the New York Times.

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LEAP Program
151 Merrimac Street
5th Floor
Boston MA, 02114-4714
Phone 1: 617-724-7308
Phone 2: 617-643-6010
Fax: 617-643-6060

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