Since its founding in 1811, as the original psychiatric department of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), McLean Hospital continues to be a world leader in the treatment and study of psychiatric illness and the training of generations of clinicians and investigators. McLean Hospital is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Partners HealthCare system, Inc., which allows for comprehensive coordination of medical and psychiatric services. A major teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital maintains the largest program of research in neuroscience and psychiatry of any private psychiatric hospital in the United States. The MGH/McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training Program is one of the most sought-after programs of its kind in the country. The McLean/Harvard Psychology Internship was the recipient of the 2006 Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Award for excellence in internship training.
The Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education has a long and rich history of providing the finest professional education for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. Recognized as one of the best in the country, McLean Hospital's Continuing Education program has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the national Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Department offers highly acclaimed conferences throughout the year featuring world-renowned speakers and attracting international audiences, as well as offering weekly presentations at Grand Rounds on the Belmont Campus.