Dr. Paul Doolan is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Clinical Director at Causeway Collaborative. Dr. Doolan earned his bachelor’s degree at Roger Williams University where he majored in psychology and criminal justice. He then went on to William James College where he earned his master’s degree in forensic and counseling psychology and later his doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Much of his clinical experience was providing individual and group psychotherapeutic services to individuals who were either resistant or ambivalent about engaging in treatment. Additionally, he built competence assessing, conceptualizing, and mitigating risk in specific clinical areas. Dr. Doolan also received significant training in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological assessment. Such training instilled an appreciation of how assessment can be utilized to inform clinical practice, which is why Dr. Doolan created the intake process at Causeway Collaborative. Given Causeway’s unique treatment model and the diversity of issues with which the young men enter into treatment, it made sense to compile an equally unique battery of measures that allow Causeway providers to individually construct a holistic and comprehensive program.
Dr. Doolan has appreciated the value of gender-specific clinical work for some time, which is a large reason as to why he joined the Causeway Collaborative team in 2016 and why, as a member of APA’s Division 51 The Society for the Study of Men and Masculinity, he is working toward accomplishing empirical goals. In parallel to Dr. Doolan’s focus on the establishment and maintenance of healthy masculinity, he employs a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, exposure-based therapies, and motivational interviewing. Dr. Doolan has worked in a variety of settings (outpatient behavioral health centers, prisons, hospitals, and schools), which have exercised his flexibility and creativity in helping the young men that he serves.
In his spare time, Dr. Doolan enjoys running, writing, and spending time with his wife and dog, Odin.