Clinical Research

The Child CBT program provides state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of emotional and behavioral problems.

Our Staff:

Our staff is dedicated to helping patients as well as finding new ways to improve treatments.

Aude Henin, Ph.D.
Aude Henin is co-Director of the MGH Child CBT program. Dr. Henin is also Director of the Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Program in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit at the MGH, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Henin specializes in CBT for youth with severe mood and anxiety disorders, and has particular interest and expertise in working with adolescents transitioning to adulthood. Her research interests include the development of integrative CBT interventions for transition-age youth with severe psychiatric disorders, and the identification of risk factors for the development of mood and anxiety disorders in youth.

Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, Ph.D.
Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, Ph.D. is co-Director of the MGH Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, and Director of High Risk Studies and Anxiety Research in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program at the MGH. She specializes in CBT with children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders, and has particular expertise in treating anxiety in preschool and early elementary school children. Dr. Hirshfeld-Becker’s research interests focus on identifying early temperamental, behavioral, and familial risk factors for childhood disorders, and on using this information to develop preventative interventions.

Tanishia Choice, M.D.

Melanie S. Farkas, Ph.D.
Melanie S. Farkas is an Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Psychology at the MGH. Dr. Farkas specializes in CBT for children, adolescents, young adults and their families, addressing clinical concerns including mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. Her research interests include motivation and self-regulation of children and adolescents, focusing on both clinical and family- and community-based interventions.

Jamie Micco, Ph.D.
Dr. Micco is the Director of the Intensive CBT Program for youth with anxiety disorders within the Child CBT Program at MGH. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Micco specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders. Her research interests are in the development and remediation of cognitive biases associated with depression and anxiety.

Jennifer Park, Ph.D.

Michael Schonberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Schonberg is an Assistant in Psychology at the MGH and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He has experience working with youth who display a wide variety of behavioral and emotional concerns (e.g.,aggression, oppositionality, anxiety, depression). He also has expertise in treating youth suffering from chronic health problems and in using CBT to help parents to manage their children’s behavioral and emotional concerns. He has a particular interest in working with adolescents in the midst of interpersonal struggles or relationship problems.

 

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