Dr. Alison Sagon

DIRECTOR OF ACT PROGRAM

Dr. Alison Sagon is the Director of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Program at Boston Child Study Center where she specializes in evidence-based treatments including ACT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). She is experienced in treating emotion dysregulation and a range of anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders among children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families.

Dr. Sagon received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor before completing her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Suffolk University. She completed her predoctoral internship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine where she specialized in the treatment of OCD, selective mutism, and anxiety-related disorders as well as brief behavioral interventions for disruptive behavior disorders and ADHD. In addition, she received training in trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT) aimed at addressing trauma in children, adolescents, and family systems. Following internship, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at BCSC where she received additional training in utilizing ACT to guide family systems in facilitating better communication, deeper connection, and greater awareness and acceptance of emotion. Dr. Sagon also completed clinical externships at the McLean Hospital Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI) for children and adolescents, the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University, Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children and Adolescents (NESCA), New England Center for OCD and Anxiety, and Boston Child Study Center. She also conducted research on emotion regulation within the department of developmental medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Sagon prioritizes an approach that is collaborative and rooted in an appreciation for individual and cultural differences. Her interventions aim to reduce distress through increased awareness and enhanced connection to values and meaning.

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