Dr. Pam Buck

DBT Therapist

Pamela Buck, PhD is a clinical psychologist at the Boston Child Study Center – Boston. Studied at Georgetown University – School of Foreign Service (BS), University at Albany (BA), Duke University (MA/PhD), Durham VA Medical Center (predoctoral internship), Portland DBT Institute (postdoctoral residency). Grew up in Vermont, graduated from Northfield-Mt. Hermon School, studied abroad in Egypt and Israel during college. Lived, worked and visited 29 countries.

Expertise providing cognitive behavioral therapies in English and Spanish to individuals, groups and families, focusing on treatment of multi-diagnostic, high-risk and suicidal individuals. Additional clinical areas of expertise include mood, anxiety, personality, substance use and eating disorders. Expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including Prolonged Exposure (PE), DBT-PE and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Former Manager of the DBT-PTSD Treatment Team at the Portland DBT Institute, Portland, OR. Facilitated CBT and intensive DBT workshops for mental health professionals in the US, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Language proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and Arabic.

Research interests include mindfulness-based treatments, recovery from trauma, and global mental health treatment dissemination and implementation aimed at expanding the delivery of evidence-based treatments to underserved populations. For her dissertation, Dr. Buck developed a paraprofessional training program to train religious and community leaders to support individuals with depression, including participants from Thailand, Burma, Nepal and Bhutan.

Passions include foreign language study and cross-cultural communication, mindfulness practice, dance and yoga.