Improving care. Changing lives.

Sarah Tannenbaum, Psy.D.

Associate Director of the Summer Enrichment Institute; Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy

Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum is an Associate Director of the Summer Enrichment Institute at Judge Baker Children’s Center and a Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy at Judge Baker Children’s Center. Dr. Tannenbaum graduated summa cum laude with her B.S. in Psychology from Northeastern University. She received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College with a concentration in Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR). Dr. Tannenbaum completed a clinical internship at Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc. where she did rotations in early childhood and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). She came to Judge Baker Children’s Center as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Effective Child Therapy and accepted a staff position at the conclusion of her training.

Dr. Tannenbaum has extensive experience delivering evidence-based treatments to caregivers and children ages 3 to 18 years old in individual, group, family, and parent-only formats. She has had training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), and is currently pursuing certifications in the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) protocol as well as parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). Dr. Tannenbaum has practiced in a wide array of clinical settings including a residential treatment center, a partial hospital program, and community mental health centers where she has done both in-home and school-based treatment as well as school consultation.

Dr. Tannenbaum’s research has focused on providing prevention, early intervention, and treatment services to children and families from underserved and multi-stressed backgrounds. Her dissertation involved the development of an integrative mindfulness-based curriculum for kindergarten and first grade students in a school setting. She also conducted a multi-year research project focused on facilitating difficult conversations on multiculturalism and social justice. Dr. Tannenbaum has presented her research findings at national conferences and is a member of Division 53 (Clinical Child Psychology) and 54 (Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.