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Sarah Tannenbaum, PsyD

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

Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum is the Director of Camp Baker and the Associate Director of Training and 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 certified in the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) protocol as a clinician, supervisor, and trainer. She is also certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Tannenbaum is trained in the Summer Treatment Program (STP). Over the course of her leadership of Camp Baker, an adapted evidence-based summer camp for children with ADHD, she has helped to expand the program from a small pilot program to one serving over 50 children from cities and towns across Massachusetts, from other states, and even from other countries. Similarly, Dr. Tannenbaum is a supervisor and trainer in the STP model and has helped to expand the Camp Baker training program to over 30 graduate and undergraduate students in psychology and related fields. 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 the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Division 53 (Clinical Child Psychology) and 54 (Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.