About Dr. Abigail M. Judge

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Education, Training & Expertise

Dr. Judge holds a 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 she was awarded a fellowship in child psychology from the American Psychological Association for her doctoral research on early onset psychotic disorders. Her writing has been published in peer reviewed journals and book chapters, she has edited two books, and she is frequently invited to educate and consult at the local, regional and national level.

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 fulfilled her predoctoral clinical psychology internship in child and adult psychotherapy and assessment at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Judge then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in forensic evaluation at the Children and the Law Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. This specialization led to Dr. Judge’s expertise in trauma, high conflict divorce, adolescent court involvement and commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking. Dr. Judge was awarded a two-year Fellowship in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School (2020–2022) in order to integrate feminist bioethical theories on autonomy within clinical operations of Boston HEAT.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Judge is a part-time Instructor at Harvard Medical School, supervising and educating trainees, faculty and staff about commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. She is an invited member of local and national task forces dedicated to this problem and she educates and consults to academic, healthcare, social services, law enforcement, and hotel audiences on improving the multidisciplinary response to commercial sexual exploitation. Dr. Judge’s scholarship and clinical work has been supported by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, and the Imago Dei Fund.

Dr. Judge is a licensed psychologist and Health Service Provider in the state of Massachusetts (MA License #9224) and a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.