About Leonard A. Doerfler

Leonard Doerfler, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also Professor of Psychology, Director of the Master of Arts Program in Counseling Psychology, and Director of the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College. His research has focused on evaluating outcomes in clinical practice, and he has worked with several mental health service agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of their clinical programs. Dr. Doerfler is interested in disseminating evidence-based intervention, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapies, to mental health practitioners and community agencies. He is Diplomate and Fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and Certified Supervisor in Cognitive Therapy.


Present Professor and Director, Counseling Psychology Program, Assumption College
Present Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Psychiatry, Psychology, and Cognitive-behavioral therapies

Honors and Awards

  • Assumption College President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2011)
  • Trustee of the Year, the Bridge of Central Massachusetts (2011)
  • Most Outstanding Poster Presentation, 15th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (along with M. Castiel & L. Fortuna) (2011)
  • Diplomate and Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy (2002)

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: (508) 767-7549


Articles (36)

Contributions to Books (3)