Our Team

William Beardslee - William Beardslee's research focuses on depression in children. He is principal investigator of long-term study that he and several colleagues first embarked upon in 1979. The researchers studied the lives of 275 children from 143 families in which the parents had depression or several risk factors for depression. From this research he identified risk factors for depression in children and went on to implement a prevention program for families in crisis.In the last several years, the research effort has focused on helping other investigators use the approach, on treatment and preventive approaches for childhood depression and on international collaborations. William Beardslee received his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed an internship at University of California Medical Center and a residency and fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.

Dr. Beardslee is the author of over 100 articles and chapters and two books: The Way Out Must Lead In: Life Histories in the Civil Rights Movement, which explores the mechanisms that allowed civil rights workers to endure; and Out of the Darkened Room: When a Parent Is Depressed: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family, a book about how parents and caregivers can help families overcome depression.

To contact Dr. Beardslee write to: William.Beardslee@childrens.harvard.edu

Courses: Parent Talk and Family Talk

Tracy Gladstone - Tracy Gladstone is an assistant in psychology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, a research scientist at Judge Baker Children’s Center, and the inaugural director of the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. Dr. Gladstone’s work focuses on research and evaluation designed to prevent the onset of mental health concerns in at-risk children and adolescents. She is a co-Principal Investigator of a multi-site study designed to determine the effectiveness of a group cognitive-behavioral intervention program for adolescents with a depressed parent who themselves have experienced depressive symptoms or disorder. In addition, she and a colleague recently received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine the efficacy of a primary care, Internet-based depression prevention program for adolescents who are at risk for depression. She is also developing a new research program that focuses on sibling relationships in stressed families. Dr. Gladstone received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University and continued her training at the Atlanta VA Hospital, and at Children’s Hospital Boston and Judge Baker Children’s Center. She is a member of the Baer Prevention Initiatives research team and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

To contact Dr. Gladstone write to: Tracy.Gladstone@childrens.harvard.edu

Courses: Parent Talk and Family Talk

Jacqueline L. Martin - Jacqueline Martin is a licensed clinical child psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She then specialized in child clinical psychology with an internship at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University Department of Child Psychiatry. Dr. Martin has held both clinical and research positions that have focused on child mental health problems, clinical outcomes evaluation and development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for children with anxiety, depression and behavior problems. At Judge Baker Children’s Center, she worked on a large research study that tested the effectiveness of three evidence-based child mental health treatments when used by therapists in community mental health centers in the Boston area. Currently, Dr. Martin is a staff psychologist at Children’s Hospital Boston and Project Director of the Baer Prevention Initiatives.

To contact Dr. Martin write to: Jacqueline.Martin@childrens.harvard.edu

Courses: Family Talk

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