Selen Amado, M.A., is a clinical extern at the Boston Child Study Center where she provides comprehensive direct patient care in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) services to children, adolescents, and their families under the guidance of her supervisors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Education Studies from Brandeis University and has previously worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently, Selen is a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Her research focuses on the utility of acceptance-based and self-compassion interventions in treating social anxiety disorder.
Before her work at the Boston Child Study Center, Selen completed a clinical externship at the Counseling Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she provided outpatient therapy to young adults. More recently, she underwent further training at the Children’s Partial Hospital Program (CPHP) at Bradley Hospital, where she gained experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance-based individual and family therapy, led weekly DBT skills groups, and managed psychosocial and neuropsychological assessment for children presenting anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, school refusal, and behavioral issues.