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  • Family Research

  • The Family Research Program at Rhode Island Hospital was established in 1996 and is dedicated to assessing and treating families, training family therapists and conducting research on families.

    The Family Research Program in the department of psychiatry coordinates with the Mood Disorders Program, the Family Training Programs at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the University of Rhode Island Marriage and Family Therapy Program to provide evaluation, treatment, training and research.  

    The Family Therapy Program

    Our clinic treats families of any size or constellation. The McMaster Approach to evaluating and treating families guides all work at the clinic. We consider couples to be families, and work with married couples, cohabitating couples, GLBT couples, elderly couples, as well as families with young or adult children.  

    All families and couples participate in a comprehensive assessment which culminates in the therapy team presenting options to the family about how to proceed, and the family deciding what, if anything, to do next.  The clinic uses a team approach and coordinates care with other mental health providers in the Lifespan system.  

    This program is located on the third floor of the Potter building.

    Contact us

    Rhode Island Hospital, 401-444-3534

    Director: Gabor Keitner, MD 
    Director of Family Therapy:  Richard Archambault, EdD 

    Director of Family Therapy Training:  Abigail K. Mansfield, PhD 

    Clincians:
    Wendy Philips, LMFT 
    Abigail K. Mansfield, PhD