Faculty: Bob Childs, PsyD

Robert Childs

Bob Childs, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution Year
PsyD Accredited Doctoral Program Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology 1998
MEd Counseling Processes Harvard University 1993


  • 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

  • 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.

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • 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 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)