About Dr. Abigail M. Judge

Education & Training

Dr. Judge holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Psychology and Creative Writing from Brandeis University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to clinical work with adults, Dr. Judge obtained specialized clinical training in the treatment of children and adolescents in graduate school, where her doctoral research was funded by a fellowship in child psychology from the American Psychological Association. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals and book chapters, and she frequently presents at regional and national professional conferences. Dr. Judge divides her time between independent clinical practice and the Massachusetts General Hospital where she is developing a mental health service for individuals and families affected by sexual exploitation, including human trafficking, and other forms of complex interpersonal trauma. Dr. Judge is also a member of the clinical faculty, part time, at Harvard Medical School where she is involved in teaching, consultation and supervision.

It is Dr. Judge’s experience that clinicians can most effectively intervene with adults when child psychology is also understood, and that expertise in adult psychology greatly enhances clinical work with children and adolescents. Accordingly, Dr. Judge has specialized in therapy with children and adults at all levels of her training. She completed a predoctoral clinical psychology internship in child and adult psychotherapy and assessment at the Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Judge then sought postdoctoral specialization in child and family forensic evaluation at the Children and the Law Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. This forensic training facilitated Dr. Judge’s expertise in issues pertaining to high conflict divorce and adolescent court involvement (e.g., running away, delinquency, problematic sexual behavior in juveniles, foster care, abuse and neglect) that inform her psychotherapy practice.

Clinical Experience

Dr. Judge has worked in a range of treatment settings and with many clinical populations. These include an inpatient state and private psychiatric hospital for children, adolescents and adults; outpatient clinics for children, adults and couples; clinics for youth and adults with psychotic disorders; an urban Juvenile Court Clinic; and residential treatment programs. She is trained in individual, couples and group therapy. Dr. Judge is a licensed psychologist and Health Service Provider in the state of Massachusetts (MA License #9224).