Praise for Mentorship

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Marques’ as a mentor. Dr. Marques has a “learn by doing” mentorship philosophy. As a result, when I worked with her I learned a tremendous amount about each stage of research, because I was directly involved in the process. She took time to train me in the varying tasks I was involved in, and she also had confidence in me to allow me to take the lead on many responsibilities and projects. Moreover, her enthusiasm for her projects is contagious, making working with her exciting and rewarding.

Training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) at MGH Chelsea with Dr. Marques was a transformative experience for me in my final year of psychiatry residency. It provided a unique opportunity to master a highly effective evidence-based treatment for PSTD that benefited my patients enormously. The training I received in CPT with Dr. Marques has made me a significantly better clinician, and I noticed dramatic improvements in my patients’ symptoms of PTSD by adhering to the CPT model. CPT is the ideal treatment for traumatized and highly vulnerable community populations, and I will continue to use CPT as my primary treatment for PTSD moving forward as a community psychiatrist. My CPT patients have expressed great gratitude for the access they had to CPT, which helped change their lives through significant alleviation of mental suffering as well as enhancement of daily functioning.