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Anna Christina Lombroso, M.Ed., Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who received her Ph.D. from Boston College.  Her doctoral dissertation was on the behavioral and cognitive differences between preterm and full-term infants. Prior to her Ph.D., Dr. Lombroso obtained  a Master's degree in Special Education from Boston University and worked in several educational environments.  She trained with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton at Boston's Childrens' Hospital Medical Center and with Dr. Sebastiano Santostefano and Dr. Robert Brooks at the Childrens' Center at McLean Hospital, before directing the Preschool and Infant/Toddler Unit at Beaverbrook Child Guidance Center.  She received postdoctoral training in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute in New York City and from the Cambridge Family Institute in Cambridge, MA.  She specializes in working with children and their families, college students, adults and couples.  In addition to working with all ages on general psychological problems, she evaluates and treats children and adults who show signs of the following:

Attentional disorders 
Dual exceptionality 
College student disability testing
Learning disabilities and learning differences
Developmental disabilities

Dr. Lombroso developed and coordinated the Learning Disability and Attention Deficit Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program at Brandies University in the mid to late 1990's, before concentrating full-time on her private practice.  She has taught at several local colleges and universities and is currently consulting to various private schools, school systems and preschools in the Boston metro area.  

Dr. Lombroso is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities which she employs depending on the needs and concerns of her patients. Dr. Lombroso is certified in EMDR and has completed her certification in Psychoanalysis from the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is a member of the MPA (Massachusetts Psychological Association), Divisions 39 (Psychoanalysis), Section VIII (Couples and Family Therapy) and 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA), NAN (National Academy of Neuropsychology), MAGE (Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education), CEC (Council for Exceptional Children: Division for Learning Disabilities), TAG (The Association for the Gifted), NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children), CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), MAPP (Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology), MIP (Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis) and EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association) .

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