Jamie Howard, PhD

Jamie Howard

Director of the Stress and Resilience Program; Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
Child Mind Institute

Jamie M. Howard, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Howard will lead the Child Mind Institute's Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center trauma response group. Her expertise in treating post-traumatic stress and adjustment disorders across the lifespan is a product of dedication to the most current and effective interventions, combined with her passion for helping children and families adjust to difficult and unexpected life experiences.

Dr. Howard has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, teens, and young adults suffering from a range of anxiety disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has received specialized training in multiple innovative treatments, including trauma focused-CBT, cognitive processing therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Dr. Howard comes to the Child Mind Institute in April 2012 after serving as a clinical research associate with the National Center for PTSD and a clinical fellow with the Center for Returning Veterans, VA Boston Healthcare System. As a clinical researcher, she worked to develop and test programs designed to help newly returning veterans and their family members. Dr. Howard has provided developmental consultation to staff at a preschool for at-risk children; served as a crisis counselor in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks; and provided assessment and therapy to children during her doctoral training at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Howard earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her predoctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine.  She earned a master's degree in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.

Dr. Howard has co-authored scholarly articles for several journals, including Psychotherapy and Journal of Traumatic Stress, and she has co-authored book chapters on family treatments following trauma exposure. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Dr. Howard is a strong advocate for children and families in crisis. She is devoted to developing comprehensive treatments that facilitate resilience through a combination of specialized training, composure, and especially familial warmth.

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