Robert Childs Bob Childs, PsyD


  • Teaching Faculty


  • PsyD Clinical Psychology 1998, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology APA Accredited Doctoral Program
  • MEd 1993, Harvard University in Counseling Processes


  • Humanistic Theory
  • Clinical Seminar IV: The Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultations
  • Spirituality, Jung and the Use of Images in Psychotherapy¬†
  • The Clinical Use of Dreams

Research and Practice Interests

  • Humanistic Psychology
  • The Psychology of Adoption

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • MA Licensed Psychologist

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications
Childs, R. (2014). Agency and Self Experience in The Annals of Theoretical Psychology. Springer Publications

January 20, 2016. Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change: The Contributions and Perspectives of Humanistic Psychology. Given at William James College.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • 2015-Present, William James College, Newton Massachusetts ~ Started the Humanistic Psychology lecture series that brings in outside speakers on various topics related to Humanistic Psychology.
  • 2008-Present, Teaching Faculty, William James College, Newton, Massachusetts ~ teaching courses in Humanistic Theory, Supervision and Consultation, Jungian Psychology.
  • 2001-Present, Private Practice, Cambridge, Massachusetts ~ providing psychotherapy to adult patients in a Humanistic Model

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • 1996-2001, The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Massachusetts, Outpatient Psychiatry Department ~ provided individual psychotherapy for adult patients with a wide range of diagnosis in a hospital setting.
  • 1998-2001, The Center for Family Connections, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Psychotherapist ~ Provide individual and group psychotherapy for children, adult adoptees and birth parents in a family systems milieu.
  • 1991-1994, The Family Center, Somerville, Massachusetts, Psychotherapist ~ Affiliated with PACT [Pre and Post Adoption Consulting Team] ~Provide individual and group psychotherapy for adult adoptees in a family systems milieu.
  • 1989-1994 , Private Practice, Psychotherapist ~ Facilitate two psychotherapy groups focused on the experience of adoptees ~ Facilitate psychotherapy group focused on the experience of birth parents.
  • 1976-1978, Kennebec Valley Mental Health Center, Waterville, Maine , Crisis Intervention. ~ Specialized in crisis intervention in hospital setting.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)