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Leah Guterman, PsyD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Leah Guterman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Effective Child Therapy at Judge Baker Children’s Center. Dr. Guterman graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in Psychology from Lander College for Women, a division of Touro College. She earned her Psy.D. in School and Community Psychology from Hofstra University. Dr. Guterman completed her clinical internship at Achieve Behavioral Health in Rockland County, NY. 

 Dr. Guterman enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families using evidence-based treatments to help them manage their distress and strive to be their best selves. She has significant clinical experience working in an array of settings, such as therapeutic and mainstream schools, a community mental health clinic, college campus clinics, and the Camp Baker summer treatment program. Dr. Guterman has had training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and positive psychology. She will be pursuing training in the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). 

Dr. Guterman’s research has focused on the impact of parenting on a child’s resiliency, grit, and self-acceptance. Her dissertation examined the power of unconditional self-acceptance and the evidence-based practices that can foster greater levels of acceptance within one’s self and one’s family. In her future research, Dr. Guterman hopes to develop a short-term program that will contribute toward increasing unconditional self-acceptance within children.