About Metis

Metis was founded by Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Service Provider Ebi D. Okara, Ed.D to offer expert, psychological services to the diverse communities of Massachusetts. Our staff include J. Tyler Carpenter, Ph.D., FAACP, Licensed Psychologist Provider, Board Certified Diplomate (Clinical Psychology) and Priscilla I. Nwachukwu, NP, Nurse Practitioner.

Utilizing our extensive educational background and therapeutic experience, we offer services in Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Couples and Marital Therapy, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Evaluations, and Psychiatric Medication Evaluation and Management as well as as well as provide services in several core clinical areas. We also offer Consultation to public and private agencies and educational institutions.

Professional Affiliations

• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
• American Psychological Association
• China American Psychoanalytic Alliance
• Ideal Healthcare Solutions
• Program in Psychiatry and the Law
• Massachusetts Psychological Association
• Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society
• Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
• South Shore Chamber of Commerce

Accepted Health Insurance Plans

• Aetna
• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Boston Medical Center (BMC) Healthnet
• Fallon Community Health Plan
• Neighborhood Health Plan
• Network Health
• Mass Health
• Medicaid and Medicare Certified Provider
• Tricare
• Tuft Health Plan
• United Behavioral Health (Harvard Pilgrim, GIC, etc.)

If you do not see your insurance provider listed above, please call our office, as “out of network” provider status may be applicable.

METIS STAFF

Priscilla Nwachukwu, NP

Priscilla Nwachukwu is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years of service in various healthcare settings. She has worked in sub-acute settings, psychiatric settings and hospitals and long term units. Priscilla is adept in psychopharmacologic review and management of psychiatric patients.

Priscilla graduated with a Master’s Degree in Nursing from University of Massachusetts, Boston and became certified as an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in various Hospitals including Bornewood Hospital, Caritas Norwood Hospital providing care for psychiatric patients. In addition, she worked with a Private Psychiatrist in the Boston area. Her responsibilities at the skilled nursing facility included conducting psychopharmacology reviews for psychiatric patients.

Professional Presentations/Speeches

• Podcast of Interview with Serge Prengel: “How We Communicate with Other Therapists”
Link Here

• Linked-In Profile
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Selected Papers, Chapters, and Reviews

1. Evaluation of Thought Disorder:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/szb/12/3/483/
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pas/5/3/336/
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pas/5/1/75/

2. Meditation and Psychotherapy:
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1979-01396-001

3. Corrections, Assessment, and Treatment:
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2003-07183-015
Carpenter, JT.(2007, November/December). Sex in the Stone City – Behind Prison Walls. The National Psychologist, (Volume 16, No. 6),11.
http://heinonline.org
https://www.federallegalpublications.com
Carpenter, JT (2009, March/April) “As Good As It Gets”: When Treatment Works in Prison. The National Psychologist, pp.17.
Link Here
http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/56/29/7
http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/59/27/7

4. Integration of Psychotherapy Techniques:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/int/14/4/360/
http://link.springer.com/article/
http://psycnet.apa.org/
http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/50/51/19
http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/51/32/17



James Tyler Carpenter, Ph.D., FAACP

Tyler Carpenter is a Board Certified (Clinical) Licensed Psychologist Provider who obtained his doctoral degree from St. John’s University and a Master’s degree in General-Experimental Psychology at the C.W. Post College of Long Island University. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Manor-Hall Campus (Adolescents) of the Devereux Foundation in Berwyn, PA, followed by a year as a Fellow at the Adolescent Day Service of McLean Hospital. Dr. Carpenter’s training began with latency age children, adolescents, and their families. It has evolved over almost 30 years of professional practice to include specialties in assessment, treatment, teaching, supervision, consultation, and research, on psychosis, character disorder, trauma, offending behavior, suicidal patients, personality, forensics (CCEs, high risk populations, sex offenders), disability, and integrating the full spectrum of temporal and modality specific psychological treatments across inpatient, outpatient, milieu, residential, and correctional settings. He has held academic, research, and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Medical School, and Extension Schools, as well as Boston, Lesley, Roger Williams Universities, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has published, taught, supervised, served as an editorial consultant and consultant, and presented on the topics of subliminal stimulation, meditation based psychotherapies, group psychotherapy, integrating techniques, the use of translators in forensic assessments and treatment, group treatment of violent offenders, assessment of suicidal patients, psychopathology, theories of psychotherapy, personality, recidivism of released inmates, dreams, carrying out a study of music therapy in a Chinese prison, psychoanalytic psychology, psychological pain, polysubstance abuse, the use of web based tele-consultation, conferencing, and teaching across cultures and disciplines, and disability assessment. He has received forensic expert witness training and experience on a variety of topics, including psychosis and CCEs. He has testified for both the defense and the prosecution.

In addition to his practice at Metis Psychological Associates, he is currently an In-House Medical Consultant for Disability Determination Services, he teaches and consults to clients through CAPA (Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance), is a member of the Forensic Think Tank PIPATL (Program in Psychiatry and the Law, located at Massachusetts Mental Health Center), participates actively on various listserves, professional organizations, a scientific advisory board, writes, and presents at conferences, on his interests and work.

Dr. Carpenter’s approach to treatment and consultation is to meet the client where they are and work with them around their personal, group and organizational goals, using those approaches and understandings consistent with personal, clinical, and research fundamentals, ethics, and experience, and to arrive at a mutually determined and satisfying place of resolution, closure and accomplishment on his clients’ behalf.

Awards

• Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
• Pi Gamma Mu (National Social Science Honor Society)
• Employee of the Month (October, 1997) – Correctional Medical Services/Southeastern Correctional Center

Accomplishments

• Member of Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice Innovations (2003):Link Here

• Member of Board of Directors: Massachusetts Psychological Association (2008-2011) and Correctional Association of Massachusetts (2000-2009)

Memberships

• American Psychological Association
• Massachusetts Psychological Association
• Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society
• Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
• Program in Psychiatry and the Law
• China American Psychoanalytic Alliance

Publications:

Book:

Dr. Ahmed recently published a book in collaboration with Professor Charles Boisvert of Rhode Island College on a psychotherapy model, Mind Stimulation Therapy. See Mind Stimulation Therapy: Cognitive Intervention for Persons with Schizophrenia by Mohiuddin Ahmed and Charles Boisvert, Routledge, NY, 2013

He also enabled posthumous publications of Jay D. Paul, who left some of his writings with Dr. Ahmed before he passed away, in collaboration with Jay D. Paul's parents. Dr. Ahmed used elements of Mind Stimulation Therapy Model; specifically, computer facilitated collaborative therapy dialogue with Paul. See footnotes to his two articles published in Schizophrenia Bulletin:

Jay D. Paul. Understimulation of Cerebellum in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Personal Perspective,"Schizophrenia Bulletin, July 2014.

Jay D. Paul. The Vacuum of the Mind: A Self-Report on the Phenomenology of Autistic, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Depressive Comorbidity," Schizophrenia Bulletin, March 2014.

Articles:

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D., Harold J. Bursztajn, MD, Ronald Abramson, MD. Back to the Future. Psychiatric Services Vol.67(5)2016.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D., Harold J. Bursztajn, MD, Ronald Abramson, MD, Steven Nisenbaum, Ph.D.: An alternative name for schizophrenia. Psychiatry 1, Issue 4, 2014

Mohiuddin Ahmed, PhD, Harold J. Bursztajn, MD ,Beverly Jalil, Ahmad Newaz Khan, MD, and Reza Rahman, MD. Maintenance of recovery from severe psychotic depression following successful electroconvulsive therapy in an elderly patient with "natural support," Gerontology, July, 2014.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D, David N Osser, MD, Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D., Lawrence Albert, MD, & Masood Aslam, MD. Rationale for Emphasis on Management over Treatment of Schizophrenia in Clinical Practice, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, April 2007, 41:693-95.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Using computers as visual aids to enhance communication in therapy, Behavior, September 2006, 5: 847-55.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Using Positive Psychology with Special Mental Health Populations, American Psychologist May-June 2006, 333-5.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Exploring Unique Roles for Psychologists, American Psychologist, October 2005, 732-4.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Multimodal Integrative Cognitive Stimulating Therapy (MICST): Moving beyond the reduction of psychopathology in Schizophrenia, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, December 2003, 34(6):644-51.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Enhancing Communication Through Visual Aids in Clinical Practice, American, October 2003,58(10) 816-19.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Cognitive Skills Group Treatment for Schizophrenia, Psychiatric Services, November 2002, 53911): 1476-7

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Computer-facilitated therapy dialogue with persons with schizophrenia, Psychiatric Services, January 2002, 53(1): 99-100.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. Computer-facilitated therapy: Reality-based dialogue with people with schizophrenia, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 1999, 28(4): 397-403.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D., Franz Bayog, B.A., and Charles M Boisvert, Ph.D. Computer-facilitated therapy with inpatients with schizophrenia, Psychiatric Services, October 1997. 48(10): 13354-5.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Judith A Goldman, Ph.D. Cognitive Rehabilitation of adults with severe and persistent mental illness: a group model, Community Mental Health Journal, August 1994, 30: 385-394.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. Behavior therapy with emotionally disturbed and retarded Filipino children, Philippine Journal of Mental Health, 1973,4(2): 69-110.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. American Student Activism in Comparative Perspective, American Psychologist, 1971, 26(5): 514.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & James F. Voss, Ph.D. Serial Acquisition as a function of Stage of Learning, Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1969, 82(2): 396-400.

Poster Presentations

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & David N Osser, MD. Follow-up of Successfully Treated Clozapine Patients Over One Year After Discharge: A Performance Improvement Outcome Study. Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry Sponsored Seventh Annual Research Day, April 1999.
Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D., William Disch, Ph.D., Mary Dwyer, MSN, & James Gilchrist, BA. A preliminary report on Needs Assessment and an Intervention Program at a Community Mental Health Center: Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Multi-Function Needs Assessment Scale for Assessing Functional Status an Client Needs During an Intervention Program for Psychiatric Clients. Poster presented at a meeting sponsored by Rhode Island Mental Health Advancement Resource Center, June 1998.

Workshop and Other Presentations

Mohiuddin Ahmed: Mind Stimulation for Adaptive Thinking, Feelings, and Behaving. Medway Public Library Public Education Presentation, October 8, 2015.

Mohiuddin Ahmed and Charles Boisvert: Mind Stimulation Therapy: International Conference in New York City (2015) of ISPS (International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis), Rhode Island Social Worker Association, RI Mental Health Association, 2014 and 2015.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, and Charles Boisvert, Cognitive Stimulation, Mindfulness Strategies, and Existential Perspectives in Group Counseling -A report on the adaptation of the Multimodal Integrative Cognitive Stimulation Treatment (MICST) with substance abuse populations23rd and 26th Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders,2010 and 2012

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. New Techniques of Cognitive Treatment. Presentation at Research Symposium entitled, "Progress in Schizophrenia Research in the Southeastern Area," Southeastern Area Research Committee of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health, Brockton, November 1998.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D. & Jackie Farese, MA. Affective and Values Clarifying Education and Group Therapy as Part of Daily Classroom Activities for the Behaviorally Handicapped Adolescents. Presentation at XIII International School Psychological Colloquium, Newport, Rhode Island, 1990.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D.

Mohiuddin Ahmed is a Licensed Psychologist Provider in Massachusetts and Rhode Island who obtained his Ph.D in clinical psychology from University of Pittsburgh, and M.Sc. in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York as a Fulbright Scholar from Bangladesh, where he also obtained M.A., and BA (Hons.) in Philosophy from Dhaka University. He completed his clinical internship at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Wisconsin, and has been involved in providing psychological and consultation services for over 45 years of associations with inpatient facilities (Wrentham Developmental Center, Taunton State Hospital), and outpatient programs at several Community Mental Health Centers (Community Care Alliance RI in Woonsocket, Community Counseling Center in Pawtucket, and Versa Care, Inc. in Attleboro, and other agencies) and through his private practice work in RI and Massachusetts. He was associated with several educational collaborative agencies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, such as BICO Educational Collaborative, Northern Rhode Island (NRI) Collaborative, South Shore Educational Collaborative to provide behavioral and educational assessments of children and youths, as well as providing 2nd Opinion consultations on Individual Educational Plans (IEP). He also has experience in conducting functional behavior assessments using applied behavior principles for developmentally disabled adults in community residences through NRI Youth and Family Collaborative in Pawtucket, RI, and has also worked for several years in nursing homes, providing psychological services, while being associated with Med Options, Inc. Besides providing individual, group, and family therapy and psychological and behavioral assessments and consultations, he has been involved in many innovative clinical service program developments : he was part of a pioneering project involving “home based” counseling and school based counseling, and day educational program as alternative education for “behaviorally disordered” children and youths through collaborative partnership relationship involving NRI Community Center and Local Educational Authorities (public schools in its catchment areas). He has published work involving computer-facilitated dialogue with adults and adolescents in psychiatric inpatients and outpatient settings, and pioneered Mind Stimulation Therapy through his work with various clinical populations, such as behaviorally disordered children, adults with severe and persistent mental illness, (i.e. Schizophrenia), dual diagnosed substance abuse clients, and psychiatrically disabled geriatric clients in nursing home settings, and published a book and many articles in collaboration with his former student, currently a professor at Rhode Island College, Dr. Charles Boisvert. Dr. Ahmed maintained through his extensive work experience in public service facilities as full-time and subsequently part-time positions in those facilities, an active private practice work while being either associated with Human Resource Institute in Franklin, or in his private practice offices in RI and Massachusetts providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. He also has years of teaching experience while involved with Dhaka University in Bangladesh, Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines, and Northeastern University in Boston, and mentoring of Ph.D. and Master’s degree students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, and mental health counseling through their internship and externship placements at Taunton State Hospital, NRI Community Services, Versa Care Inc., and as Adjunct Professor in the Clinical Psychology Department of University of Rhode Island.

Currently Dr. Ahmed is associated with Metis Psychological Associates, LLC to provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy, and behavioral consultation to parents and Public Schools, and is a consultant to Community Care Alliance RI in Woonsocket where he provides consultation on functional evaluation reports using Applied Behavior Analysis and training for clinical program staff on application of Mind Stimulation Therapy that he pioneered; in their children, adolescent, and adult service programs. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of School Psychology and Counseling and Educational Leadership at Rhode Island College.

Dr. Ahmed takes the approach that as human beings, all our experiences involve information processing, regardless of age and life circumstances. In our own individual ways, we are all trying to figure out what is going on with our lives in the present moments of our existence. All psychological maladies can be viewed as expressions of some form of personal existential crisis to our perceived experience of stress in our lives. As a result, we may engage in a particular form of thinking, feeling, and behaving that happens to cause distress and interfere with our everyday functioning. Success in therapy involves a collaborative dialogue to stimulate client’s mind to promote personal well-being, as well as for the family. Dr. Ahmed believes in collaborative dialogue to promote reflective thinking about one’s personal goal, barriers to goals, and steps to reach goals. In the goal development process, he has used visual representation through computer-facilitated dialogue that he pioneered for effective communication, and for more effective follow-through for clients to remember what was discussed in the sessions. He also uses a variety of mind stimulation techniques that may involve body-movement-relaxation, cognitive stimulation, mental health coping strategies, and existential perspectives to promote adaptive thinking and personal welfare.

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