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Rachel Kim, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Dr. Rachel Kim is a staff psychologist at Center for Effective Child Therapy and the Associate Director of Training and Implementation through Judge Baker’s Quality Care Initiative. Dr. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with her B.A. in clinical psychology and Spanish. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a clinical concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kim completed her clinical internship at Pacific Clinics, a community mental health agency in the greater Los Angeles area.

Dr. Kim has experience working with a range of mental health challenges for children, adolescents, and adults, in a variety of settings, such as community-based mental health agencies, a hospital-affiliated outpatient specialty clinics, and schools. She has training in evidence-based models for, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART). She is a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP). She is also an associate trainer for MATCH-ADTC. As part of Judge Baker’s Quality Care Initiative, Dr. Kim provides training, consultation, and implementation support in MATCH-ADTC to community mental health agencies.

Dr. Kim’s program of research has focused on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practice (EBPs) for underserved youth in community settings. In her dissertation, Dr. Kim examined the role of treatment engagement in the context of systems implementing EBPs. She co-developed a pilot initial engagement training protocol for school nurses to utilize with adolescents presenting with mental health concerns in a large, urban school district. Dr. Kim has presented her work at national conferences and is a member for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.