Improving care. Changing lives.

Sarah Tannenbaum, PsyD

Associate Director of Training and the Center for Effective Child Therapy; Director of Camp Baker

Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum is the Associate Director of Training and the Center for Effective Child Therapy (CECT) and Director of Camp Baker at Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC). She is a licensed clinical psychologist and Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tannenbaum oversees all administrative operations for CECT, the evidence-based practice training outpatient clinic at JBCC, where she supervises clinical staff and doctoral trainees. Dr. Tannenbaum has had training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), and trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT). She is a supervisor and trainer in the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), providing statewide trainings in best practices for childhood disorders while supervising postdoctoral fellows, pre-doctoral interns, and practicum students towards certification in the treatment approach. Additionally, Dr. Tannenbaum is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based treatment for children 2-7 years old with disruptive behavior disorders, and working towards certification to become a Level 1 PCIT Trainer. Dr. Tannenbaum is a supervisor and trainer in the Summer Treatment Program (STP), and directs Camp Baker, an adapted STP for children ages 6-12 with ADHD. Under her leadership, she has grown the STP from a small pilot program to one serving over 50 children and families from across the United States and abroad. Similarly, Dr. Tannenbaum expanded the Camp Baker clinical training program to include 30 graduate and undergraduate students in psychology each summer. Due to her expert knowledge in evidence-based approaches and experience working in a wide array of settings including schools, residential treatment, day treatment, and community mental health centers, Dr. Tannenbaum provides extensive consultation to school staff and systems in effective intervention and prevention strategies as well as training initiatives for both clinical and non-clinical school staff.

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 the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Division 53 (Clinical Child Psychology) and 54 (Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.