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Judge Baker Welcomes Jayesh Bhansali and David Schwartz to the Board of Trustees

July 17, 2019

BOSTON, MA (July 17, 2019) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it recently elected Jayesh D. Bhansali, Chief Investment Officer for IRIQIV, an investment advisory firm and David A. Schwartz, a practicing attorney in Cambridge, to its Board of Trustees. Jayesh is a senior portfolio manager with over 20 years of experience in managing, developing, and overseeing investment strategies across fixed income and equities, as well as derivatives, alternatives and smart beta. His background will provide expertise to Jud...
Nancy Gajee and Matt Pecoraro

The Evidence-Based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children’s Center Offers Expert Testimony to State Legislature

June 28, 2019

BOSTON, MA (June 28, 2019) - The Evidence-based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children’s Center was invited to offer expert testimony at two separate legislative hearings this week. At the first, held Monday, June 24th, Nancy Gajee, PhD, Judge Baker’s Director of Outpatient Clinical Services, addressed the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. In her comments, Dr. Gajee discussed the importance of evidence-based practices in promoting the best possible outcomes for children and families. She also discussed the barriers to providing hi...

Attending College with Social Communication Deficit - Part 2

June 13, 2019

Click here to download full article. At an early age James* was diagnosed with ADHD and General Anxiety Disorder. After struggling to succeed in a public school setting, he attended a private high school where he was able to complete his studies in 4 years and graduate with his class in the spring of 2016. Following graduation, he decided to pursue a lifelong dream of attending college, studying Co...
Attending College with Social Communication Deficit - Part 1

Attending College with Social Communication Deficit - Part 1

June 6, 2019

Click here to download full article. At an early age James* was diagnosed with ADHD and General Anxiety Disorder. After struggling to succeed in a public school setting, he attended a private high school where he was able to complete his studies in 4 years and graduate with his class in the spring of 2016. Following graduation, he decided to pursue a lifelong dream of attending college, studying Computer Science to support his growing interest in computer programming. As p...
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Does Therapy Work?

May 7, 2019

Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. & Matthew J. Pecoraro, MSW From May 5th to May 11th we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. This annual event invites us to reflect on the ways we can help children grow, learn, and thrive - especially the one-in-five children that the CDC reports struggle with diagnosable mental health concerns.** Here we address some common questions we’ve heard parents, teachers, and even youth ask about ways therapy can help when children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues. Does therapy work?Yes! Therapy works for many of the mental health problems exp...
Nancy Gajee

Judge Baker Children's Center Names Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. as Director of Outpatient Clinical Services

April 26, 2019

In this integral senior leadership role, Gajee will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the outpatient clinical services provided by JBCC. BOSTON, MA (APRIL 26, 2019) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. to the role of Director of Outpatient Clinical Services. Gajee will have oversight over Judge Baker’s outpatient programs, including the Center for Effective Child Therapy, a clinic providing mental health assessments and focused short-term treatments for chi...

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