Dr. Yudelki Firpo-Perretti
Dr. Yudelki Firpo-Perretti is a post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the Boston Child Study Center where she provides supervised evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) to youth with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, depressive, and disruptive behavior disorders. Additionally, she provides teacher training using teacher-child interaction training (TCIT) to enhance behavior management in classrooms. Dr. Firpo-Perretti is fluent in English and Spanish and has experience providing culturally-sensitive care to Latino families.
Dr. Firpo-Perretti graduated with honors from Hunter College of the City University of New York and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. While at Hunter College, she also conducted research and received training at the New York University Langone Child Study Center. Upon graduation, Dr. Firpo-Perretti completed two years of research focused on anxiety disorders in Latino youth from rural communities and children with trauma histories at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center. She completed her graduate studies at Boston University where she earned master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology. During graduate school, Dr. Firpo-Perretti received clinical training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program of McLean Hospital, and the Center for Effective Child Therapy at Judge Baker Children’s Center.
Dr. Firpo-Perretti completed her predoctoral internship at Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital. During internship, she provided individual CBT, PCIT, behavior parent training, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and family therapy. Additionally, she co-led the Incredible Years Spanish group, a group treatment designed to promote socio-emotional competence and to reduce and treat behavior problems in young children.