Dr. Joshua Masse is the director of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Young Child Services at the Boston Child Study Center and is one of twenty master trainers certified by PCIT International. In addition, he is an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He specializes in working with young children with behavioral difficulties and their families. He received his Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from West Virginia University where he worked under the mentorship of Dr. Cheryl McNeil, the co-author of the PCIT series. Joshua completed his pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital), the pediatric teaching hospital of Northwestern University.
Dr. Masse’s clinical and research interests lie broadly in the area of examining the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for externalizing behaviors with specialized populations (e.g., autism spectrum disorder) and settings (e.g., home-based). In addition, his work focuses on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices. He has presented PCIT research at international, national, and regional conferences.
Dr. Masse has extensive experience training evidence-based treatments. As a certified PCIT master trainer, he trains clinicians around the country and serves as the Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Task Force for PCIT International. For several years he worked in partnership with Delaware’s Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services training over 200 clinicians, students, and trainees in PCIT. In addition, he oversaw the development and implementation of a large scale Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) program and has vast experience training Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE).