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Kapson, Heather, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Home Base
Assistant in Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School


Dr. Heather Kapson is a clinical psychologist at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. She is an Assistant in Psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kapson received specialized training assessing and treating individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) using evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure. Her clinical and research interests include the interplay of trauma and substance use, treatment outcome evaluation, and the use of acceptance and values-based behavioral interventions to treat trauma-related, substance use, and other psychological disorders in a Military population.

She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to receive her doctorate in clinical psychology at American University. She completed her psychology internship at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Returning Veterans and substance use programs at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Kapson is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.