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Sue Woodward, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Woodward is the Director of Clinical Services at Judge Baker Children's Center.  She is responsible for oversight of the Center for Effective Child Therapy, NEXT STEP: College Success & Independent Living Program, and the Summer Enrichment Institute. Dr. Woodward graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University. She completed practicum and internship training at the Cambridge Youth Guidance Center and the Brookline Community Mental Health Center.

Dr. Woodward specializes in evidence-based assessment and treatment of anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders and also has received extensive training in cognitive-behavioral approaches for the treatment of youth depression and trauma. In addition, she teaches and supervises trainees and community clinicians in the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) and other empirically-based interventions. Dr. Woodward also lectures to parent groups, schools, and colleagues.

Dr. Woodward has developed a group-based social-skills intervention for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and has been the Project Director for numerous grants aimed at improving the quality of care for youth with ASD. Dr. Woodward has authored and co-authored multiple scientific articles on the biological bases of temperament in children and has presented research findings at national conferences.