Katharine Thomson

Katharine Thomson, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Medical Services


    • Trauma
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Medical Coping
    • LGBTQ Health


    • Psychiatry


    • English
    • French


    • Psychiatry Consultation Service
    Katharine Thomson


    I believe that effective care is both patient- and family-centered care. I create treatment plans that meet patients and families where they are, honor and respect diversity and culture, address bio-psycho-social-developmental elements, and capitalize on strengths and resiliency. Building strong rapport with patients, families, and colleagues is key.

    Experience and Education



    Boston Children's Hospital, 2013

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Graduate School

    California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, 2012

    San Francisco, California


    San Francisco General Hospital, 2011

    San Francisco, California


    Kings County Hospital, 2012

    Brooklyn, New York

    Professional History

    After teaching internationally for five years, I moved to San Francisco to pursue graduate school in child clinical psychology. I have trained and worked in a variety of settings including academic medical centers, public hospitals, community mental health centers, juvenile justice systems, and inpatient psychiatric units. I am passionate about understanding the ways in which trauma and adversity impacts development and attachment. I love working with the Psychiatry Consultation Service and appreciate our team's emphasis on teaching, supervision, and interdisciplinary collaboration.


    Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
    1. Thomson K, Randall E, Ibeziako P, Bujoreanu IS. Somatoform disorders and trauma in medically-admitted children, adolescents, and young adults: prevalence rates and psychosocial characteristics. Psychosomatics. 2014 Nov-Dec; 55(6):630-9.
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