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Judge Baker Children's Center Names Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. as Director of Outpatient Clinical Services

Nancy Gajee

In this integral senior leadership role, Gajee will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the outpatient clinical services provided by JBCC.

BOSTON, MA (APRIL 26, 2019) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. to the role of Director of Outpatient Clinical Services. Gajee will have oversight over Judge Baker’s outpatient programs, including the Center for Effective Child Therapy, a clinic providing mental health assessments and focused short-term treatments for children and their families; Camp Baker, a fun summer day camp that teaches children ages 6-12 effective ways to manage ADHD; and Next Step: College Success and Independent Living, a college preparatory program designed for students ages 16-20 with social communication deficits. Gajee most recently served as Senior Director of Special Projects and Director of Clinical Training for the APA-accredited doctoral internship program at May Institute in Randolph, MA.

Gajee’s goal at Judge Baker is to expand and develop programs to help achieve the organization’s mission of disseminating and delivering high-quality evidence-based psychotherapy practices to improve the lives of children and families.

“Dr. Gajee brings extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and young adults with co-occurring psychiatric, developmental, and behavioral challenges, including a focus on evidence-based practices such as trauma-informed cognitive behavioral practice,” said Robert P. Franks, Ph.D., President and CEO of Judge Baker. “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Nancy Gajee to the senior leadership team of Judge Baker.”

In her 12 years at May Institute, Gajee served as Senior Director of Special Projects and Director of Clinical Training for the APA-accredited doctoral internship program. She developed an effective toolkit, in partnership with Work Inc., to enable high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder to enter the workforce and manage anxiety. She was previously Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services and oversaw outpatient programs across three community mental health clinics in eastern Massachusetts. She also served on the Institutional Review Board, was a founding member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, and directed a multi-family group program and school-based counseling initiative. Gajee graduated with her B.A. from Columbia University and obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training at May Institute.

“I am honored to join Judge Baker at a pivotal moment for children’s mental health services in Massachusetts. Our society recognizes more and more of the behavioral, emotional, and developmental needs of our youth,” said Dr. Gajee. “Judge Baker’s work to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality, evidence-based behavioral health services through our programs, partnerships and collaborations will have a positive impact in local communities as well as across the state and nation.”

An affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a nationally recognized children’s mental health organization dedicated to improving the quality of mental health care for children and families. Named in honor of Harvey Humphrey Baker, the first judge appointed to the Boston Juvenile Court, Judge Baker opened its doors in 1917 and has been serving the children and families of greater Boston for over 100 years. The multi-faceted organization provides the very best in evidence-based practices for children and families struggling with a range of behavioral, emotional, educational, and mental health issues. Judge Baker is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by bridging the gap between science and practice to improve access to the highest quality care in community-based settings.

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