About Developmental Empathy

The mission of Developmental Empathy LLC is to promote developmentally empathic policies and practices – as described in detail in At What Cost? – in schools that foster competitive excellence among their adolescent students. Ironically, “competitive excellence” often gives rise to intense pressures on students to succeed, pressures that overwhelm their still-developing minds and bodies, and that result in their experiences of chronic anxiety and depression, and to a host of debilitating behavioral outcomes.

About Dr. David Gleason

Dr. David GleasonDr. David Gleason, founder of Developmental Empathy, LLC,  has over 25 years of experience in professional clinical psychologyDr. Gleason provides counseling and consulting services as well as neuropsychological assessments for students in public, independent and international schools. Dr. Gleason earned a B.A. in Psychology (1982) and an M.A. in Counseling Children & Adolescents (1987) –  both from Boston College, and then a Psy.D. at William James College (1993). After several years as psychologist at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, Dr. Gleason opened his own practice in Concord, Massachusetts and also joined Concord Academy as that school’s Consulting Psychologist. In addition, Dr. Gleason serves as Senior Neuropsychologist at Wediko Children’s Services in Boston, where he supervises pre and post-doctoral psychology interns and co-teaches an ongoing professional development seminar. Dr. Gleason has taught psychology at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels, and he presents workshops and seminars at schools, national conferences in the US, and at international conferences around the world.

Most recently, Dr. Gleason has become a certified Critical Friends Group coach for
National School Reform Faculty (NSRF)