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Judge Baker Children’s Center is a private, non-profit organization and a Harvard Medical School affiliate located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. We are dedicated to improving the quality of children’s mental health care by translating research into programs and services that change lives. For over 100 years, Judge Baker has been instrumental in creating a continuum of care that supports children’s healthy development at the policy, systems, and practice levels. Judge Baker has been an important partner in the implementation and delivery of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and families from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds, including direct service programs and implementation initiatives in schools, community mental health centers, and for families involved in the child welfare system.
The internship year at Judge Baker Children’s Center is a supervised, intensive, experiential learning opportunity focused on the delivery of psychological services. Training is competency-based and relies on evidence-based teaching approaches. The internship is part of a professional community of psychologists that values and promotes diversity among the faculty, interns, populations served, and the theoretical perspectives and interventions utilized. Our approach to professional training helps improve the quality of services for children and their families by developing trainees into outstanding professionals. Using competency-based learning strategies, interns spend the year embedded in our outpatient, school, and day-treatment service programs building advanced skills to help children succeed. The overall aim for the internship at Judge Baker is to train professional psychologists to develop the skills and knowledge to support the healthy development of children and families. The training program follows a scientist-practitioner model in which clinical practice is informed by science and empirically supported treatments which, in turn, leads to the generation of further research and evaluation.