Samuel J. Moncata, PsyD
University of Hartford, 1990
Dr. Moncata has been teaching psychology and providing clinical services across the life span for more than 25 years. He obtained his master’s and doctor of psychology degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford. He received his pre- and post-doctoral training at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, where he worked first as a Staff Psychologist, then as an Attending Psychologist for many years. In 1992, Dr. Moncata created the Center for LifeSpan Development (CLD) in Waban, Massachusetts. Dr. Moncata still directs CLD, a regional leader in the assessment and treatment of learning and behavioral issues across the life span. Dr. Moncata has held teaching positions at the University of Harford and Harvard Medical School. Since 1994, he has taught at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). Dr. Moncata currently is a core faculty member in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program at MSPP, teaching introductory and advanced assessment courses, as well as child and adolescent psychopathology. His research interests include cross-cultural personality assessment, learning style issues, adolescent depression, trauma, cognition within personality development, predicting dangerousness, educating troubled youth, pervasive developmental disorders and Asperger's Syndrome. He also is the Clinical Director of the Brenner Center, a not-for-profit MSPP agency and internship site that brings state-of-the-art assessment and testing services to disadvantaged, underserved populations across Massachusetts and the continental United States. Dr. Moncata is a licensed psychologist and health service provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He conducts numerous workshops and presents on a variety of topics to both professional and nonprofessional audiences alike. His work has been published in both professional and lay journals.