Dr. Marie-Christine André
Dr. André is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, selective mutism, mood, attention, and comorbid learning disorders. Dr. André is a Certified PCIT Therapist by PCIT International and has received clinical training in adaptations of PCIT for anxiety (PCIT-CALM) and for selective mutism (PCIT-SM). She is fluent in English, French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish and has experience in providing culturally- and linguistically-sensitive treatments.
Dr. André graduated from Williams College where she received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and Spanish. After two years of doing research with children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders at Boston University, she pursued her graduate training at Suffolk University where she earned her Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology. Throughout graduate school, Dr. André received extensive clinical training at McLean Hospital’s Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, ABCD Head Start, and Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children and Adolescents (NESCA). She also conducted and supervised clinical work in Spanish at a community health center in Quito, Ecuador through the Ecuador Professional Preparation Program.
Dr. André completed her predoctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she rotated in the emergency department, the psychiatry outpatient clinic, the neuropsychology department, the atopic dermatitis center, and the psychiatry consultation service. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at BCSC, where she received more specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), CBT, ACT, and PCIT. More recently, Dr. André obtained training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a caregiver-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, and related problems. She is passionate about empowering parents and caregivers with effective tools to improve functioning and quality of life for their family.
Throughout her clinical experiences, Dr. André has remained committed to working with families from multicultural and multilingual backgrounds. One of her values is to serve others by removing cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic barriers to accessing mental health treatment. In addition to her work at BCSC, she attends meetings organized by the PCIT-Spanish Coalition at UC Davis and has presented at the Selective Mutism Association conferences as well as the PCIT International conventions.