Harvard Medical School, Clinic for Cognitive Disorders, Quincy Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
Douglas F. Watt, PhD was trained in psychology and neuropsychology at Harvard College and Boston College, completing his PhD studies in 1985 after getting a BA in 1972 at Harvard and a Master’s Degree in Psychology at Northeastern in 1976. Over the past 40 years of a highly varied clinical practice, he has served as Director of Clinical Psychology/Clinical Neuropsychology at two local Boston teaching hospitals. He has been on the faculty of the Boston University School of Medicine for much of that time, and was also a faculty member at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and Institute for the Study of Violence for four years, where he taught doctoral level courses on Affective Neuroscience and its implications for the clinical mental health sciences. He also enjoyed until recently a community faculty appointment at Cambridge City Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, teaching a yearly seminar in clinical neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and neurodegenerative disorders for postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology, and staff neurologists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists, from 2007 until June of 2014. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and reviews, including multiple textbook chapters, and target articles, addressing cognition, emotion, the neural nature of the conscious mind, and various clinical disorders, including recent chapters on depression in the elderly, and on the biology of aging and its implications for understanding the diseases of aging. He is currently in private practice.