Jay Wilson, M.A., currently serves as a clinical extern at the Boston Child Study Center, where he offers direct patient care in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) services while working under supervision. He obtained his B.A. in Philosophy, with a minor in Neuroscience, from Princeton University, and went on to work at the New England Center for Children, where he served as a behavioral therapist, before obtaining his Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Jay is currently pursuing a doctorate and is in his third year of study.
Jay completed a clinical internship at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety-Related Disorders (CARD), where he provided individual outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. He employed various therapeutic techniques such as the Unified Protocol (UP) for transdiagnostic treatment, trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Jay also provided neuropsychological services to children, adolescents, and adults at CARD.
Jay’s research interests involve exploring the neural correlates behind language and joint interactions in children who are on the autism spectrum and have co-occurring language disorders. Additionally, he investigates the impact of cultural identity on the transition to adulthood for young autistic adults. Jay’s emphasis on mindfulness- and process-based therapy is indicative of his therapeutic style. He is dedicated to creating an environment of mutual expertise and mastery, which involves shared decision-making with patients.