President, Middlesex Group - (1997
to Present) Consultants to Management in Business and Industry. A collective of
Senior Behavioral Consultants with offices in Andover, Beverly, Burlington, Concord and
A "holistic approach to systems" is
taken to develop strategies that help assure organizational healthy and insure appropriate
internal systems integration, problem solving (currently experienced or expected) - and
individual health development.
Starting with the special needs of business
executives (their spouse and their families - including marriage and family counseling
when indicated) all the while helping them to "grow" their organizations and
employees to be leaders in this rapidly changing world of technological innovation
and international competition.
Associated with the Practice Sentry, LLC, an
extensive organization which manages and markets a network of independent behavioral
health and substance abuse providers. This enables us to guide our clients to the
best possible physical and mental health services in their community.
President, Middlesex Counseling
Collaborative of six senior behavioral scientists with offices in Burlington, MA
(offering the same range of services as above).
Consultant for Personal and Business
Issues, Andover, MA (1985-1995)
Executive Coaching, Evaluation, Selection and program development. Individual
counseling for personal, work, marriage and family issues. (Executives who have
their personal life under control and is in good order are able to devote appropriate
attention to all areas of their lives.)
President, Harrington Institute for
Psychological Services (1985-1995)
Development and Direction of the Institute which was a multi-specialty group
organization, offering services across a wide spectrum of business and personal issues.
This consisted of six full-time staff professionals, full-time administrator and
numerous consulting associates.
Partner, The Andover Group
Consultants to business in the 1970's. Four senior behavioral practitioners
working on various contracted assignments with Fortune 500 Companies. A major
project involved a four year reorganization of the Quality Control Division of
Hoffman-LaRoache Drug Company in New Jersey and New York City.
Merrimack College (1963-1977)
Professor of Psychology (with
Co-organized and developed the Psychology Major
Director of Psychological Services
Organized and directed a staff of three professionals and two secretaries.
Provided consultation and development programs for the Administration, Faculty,
Staff and Students.
Newton College of the Sacred Heart
Director of Field Work in Psychology and Sociology Placement and supervision of
students in a wide variety of practicum settings.
Acting Assistant Superintendent -
Bridgewater Institute for Juvenile Guidance (1970-71)
Special Assignment working with Massachusetts Governor Sargent's Special Commission
to completely reorganize Youth Corrections System. Frank Maloney, MSW was in charge
of the entire system and appointed Dr. Harrington "Complete administrative
responsibility" for his maximum security prison - staff, guards, youthful prisoners.
Extensive family business experience in real estate, trucking and
Holy Cross College (1960)
B.S. Education and Psychology - Elected President of the John Collet Society
Boston College (1969)
Ph.D, Counseling and Clinical Psychology - Qualifying exams passed "With
Distinction". Elected President of the Graduate School Student Council.
Veteran's Hospital, Bedford, MA - Supervisor, Dr. John Brennan
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Psychology (December 31, 1973, License
National Register of Heath Service - Providers in Psychology (original member,
1974) American Board of Disability Analysts Senior Disability Analyst and
The following are among the many organizations that Dr. Harrington is now
or has been a member of:
Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Human Resource Council (Boston Chamber of Commerce)
American Association of Clinical Counselors
American Psychological Association
ASTD - American Society for Training and Development
Dr. Harrington has served on the Board of
Directors of many community agencies and spoken on a variety of topics before hundreds of
business and professional groups. Amount his listings are "Who's Who in the
East" and the National Directory of "Who's Who in Executives and
Among the many issues that businesses and
organizations must deal with are alcohol and drug abuse and the extensive damage caused by
personal untreated stress (executive burn-out).
Dr. Harrington has had extensive experience
setting up programs to deal with the treatment and prevention of these most costly
* Clinical Coordinator, Lawrence General
Hospital Rehabilitation Center for Alcoholism - Evaluation of all patients and
development of treatment programs and supervision of all professional staff.
* Narcotic Act Rehabilitation Agency Consultant - Service available to all
Federal Employees. Training involved spending a week in New York City studying major drug
treatment programs including, Day-Top Village, Synanon, Odyssey House, the Morris
Burnstein Institute, etc.
* Project Director of the Joint Hospital (Lawrence General/Bon Secours/Holy
Family) Community Drug Program. Researched, wrote and submitted $800,000 proposal to
Federal Drug Enforcement Agency for a community based, comprehensive treatment and
* Clinical Coordinator of the Greater Lawrence Community Drug Council
(GLCDC), with a staff of eleven full-time employees. Developed and implemented a
hospital based walk-in clinic, thirty-five person residential treatment facility; four (4)
community storefront counseling and outreach centers; chaired committee with four area
school system Health Directors for school and community education and program referral.
* Mediplex/Spofford Hall - Aftercare Coordinator - Organized and developed
program for re-entering, stabilizing and continued follow up for alcohol and chemically
dependent individuals who are treated through Mediplex's Residential Programs.
Clinical Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavior
Dr. Harrington is an expert in the Clinical
Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavior Modification field. He authored a book titled,
"Total Mind and Body Control Through Sensory Imagery." (One hundred page
workbook for personal use - for self-help, or for teaching purposes.) This book
relates to the "minds" ability to treat many illnesses - for example, Cancer
(Simonton Approach); numerous other symptoms such as alcohol and narcotic addiction;
sexual dysfunction; phobias; anxieties; asthma and allergy; migraine headache; pain, etc.
(Kroger & Fezler).
Development of an eight week program for stress
control, conducted for a number of groups and companies. Data available upon
Dr. Harrington is a Consultant to many
Organizations and Companies. A Book of Business is available upon request.
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