Dr. Maggi A. Price is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University where she is receiving advanced training in youth psychotherapy effectiveness and implementation research under the mentorship of Dr. John Weisz at the Laboratory for Youth Mental Health. Dr. Price earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology with high honors from the University of Oregon, her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Hawaii, Hilo and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. In July 2020, she will join the Boston College School of Social Work as an assistant professor.
Research and Scholarship The overall objective of Dr. Price's research program is to develop effective methods of training clinicians to better serve stigmatized youth and families. Over the past decade, she has led or contributed to studies on the effects and treatment on trauma-related outcomes in diverse youth. Her early research focused on trauma-related psychopathology and treatment, with emphases on abuse and neglect. Dr. Price’s recent work examines the effects of stigma-based adversity, including discrimination and identity-based bullying (i.e., stigma-based bullying, bias-based bullying) on youth mental health. Additionally, Dr. Price is involved in research, scholarly, and policy projects focused on improving care for gender diverse people. She has published empirical and review papers on these topics that can be accessed on her ResearchGate page. Dr. Price's contributions to research in stigma and diversity were highlighted in awards given at the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) Future Directions Forum and the American Pschological Association (APA) Convention.
Teaching In addition to many years of supervising and mentoring research assistants across the various studies outlined above, Dr. Price has completed over five years of classroom-based teaching experiences. For four of those years, she independently instructed undergraduate and master's level applied psychology trainees at Boston College. She particularly enjoys teaching counseling skills and providing clinical supervision in trauma-informed and culturally responsive practice. Dr. Price won the Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for her outstanding teaching evaluations.
Clinical Training Dr. Price completed her clinical practica training as a Harvard Medical School fellow at Cambridge Health Alliance and Massachusetts General Hospital. She subsequently completed her clinical internship at Yale University School of Medicine. Across these settings, she trained in evidence-based practices (EBP) for children, adolescents, and adults with an emphasis on trauma-related psychopathology. Dr. Price has received extensive training in culturally responsive care and has completed specialized training in youth-focused EBP including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents, and the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC). In addition, she is trained and experienced in treating adults with posttraumatic stress with EBPs such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).