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Kristen A Woodberry

Harvard Medical School
IEPA Co-chair
Boston, MA
Kristen A. WoodberryAssistant ProfessorHarvard Medical SchoolDirector, Program for Psychosocial Protective MechanismsBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 Dr. Woodberry is a clinical social worker and licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth Research Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, director of the Program for Psychosocial Protective Mechanisms, and assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. She owes her psychology research career to Larry J. Seidman, who mentored her for 15 years, from the beginning of her dissertation through the first 3 years of an NIH Career Development grant. With his wisdom and kindness ever in mind, she is honored to step in as co-convener for IEPA 2018 in Boston. She is committed to continuing Larry’s vision of broadening the scope of early intervention beyond psychosis and to enhancing the educational interaction of consumers, family members, clinicians, educators, and scientists. Dr. Woodberry’s 25 year career working with adolescents and young adults at risk for or in the early stages of major mental illness has focused on understanding the early trajectories of major mental illnesses, diathesis-stress interactions, and testing interventions to enhance psychosocial protective mechanisms. Having attended her first IEPA conference in New York in 2000, she is thrilled to welcome this stellar group of innovators to Boston.