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Christopher Carter, Psy.D.

Director of Continuity for Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Services for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Director of Continuity for Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Services for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Where I Provide Care

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

6179525742
300 1st Avenue, Charlestown MA 02129
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About

Dr. Carter has been a psychologist specializing in rehabilitation and brain injury for over 25 years. He is currently the Director of Continuity for Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Services for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network where he is working on developing systematic and system-wide approaches to the assessment and care of individuals with brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. He is the primary psychologist for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Brain Injury Program where he cares for patients and their families and coordinates clinical care addressing the emotional and behavioral disturbances that can arise following a brain injury. He has been a member of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty at the Harvard Medical School since 2002. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is active in the Harvard Medical School Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency program and is the committee chair for the Spaulding Graduate Medical Education Committee. He is the facilitator for the bi-monthly Schwartz Center Rounds focusing on the delivery of compassionate care at Spaulding. He has contributed chapters on traumatic brain injury to the MGH Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry Manual and to The Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury. He is a lecturer at the MGH Institute for Health Professionals. He has presented on a variety of topics related to the field of Rehabilitation Medicine at a number of regional, national and international conferences. His current research interests are in the area of psychological adjustment to traumatic injury for survivors and their families.  
Clinical & Research Interests
Rehabilitation Psychology; Behavior Modification; Traumatic Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; PTSD; Depression; Anxiety
Languages
English 
Affiliations
SRH
Gender
Male

Education & Training

Internship
Veteran's Administration Hospital
Medical Education
University of Denver

Publications

Publications

Traumatic Brain Injury, Christopher G. Carter and Kathy M. Sanders, In Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, Stern TS, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch S, Editors, Elsevier Inc, 2008.


A Systemic and Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Management of Patients with Disordres of Consciousness, Joseph T. Giacino, Christopher G. Carter, Carrie Charney, Denise Ambrosi, Matthew J. Dorion, Seth Herman, and Timothy Young, In Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury, Mark Sherer and Angelle M. Sanders, Editors, Springer 2014


Traumatic Brain Injury, Christopher G. Carter and Kaylo Tanev, In Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, Stern TS, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch S, Editors, Elsevier Inc, 2015.