Jennifer S. Schild, M.S., is a clinical extern at the Boston Child Study Center where she conducts supervised neuropsychological evaluations for youth presenting with cognitive and socioemotional concerns. She also provides supervised direct patient care in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) services.
Jennifer earned her B.S. in Applied Psychology from New York University. She went on to work at Weill Cornell Medicine in the Youth Anxiety Program and Pediatric OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program as a research coordinator. Jennifer earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University where she is currently a fifth-year doctoral student. Jennifer’s research is focused on identifying and evaluating ways in which patients and families can be empowered to make informed choices in collaboration with their clinician and receive individualized care. Her ongoing dissertation research aims to evaluate the needs and preferences of youth with selective mutism and their parents to inform and support collaborative practices in planning treatment.
Jennifer previously completed a practicum at the Concord Center, a clinical psychology private practice in Concord, MA, where she provided individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and co-led dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills groups for youth. Jennifer then completed a practicum at the Bradley Hospital Child Inpatient Unit in Providence, RI, where she provided individual therapy to children and conducted neuropsychological evaluations with youth in both the child and adolescent inpatient units.
\More recently, Jennifer completed a practicum at Boston University’s Child Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) where she provided individual therapy to youth with anxiety and related disorders using evidence-based treatment, including CBT and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Jennifer has also worked as a counselor/lead counselor for intensive treatment programs for selective mutism, such as Brave Bunch (CARD), Mighty Mouth Kids (Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC), and WeSpeak (Dr. Avny’s Child and Adolescent Anxiety Practice).