Dr. Gerald Reid is a licensed psychologist in private practice who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), neuropsychological assessment, and sport psychology consultation, with expertise in anxiety and emotion regulation. Dr. Reid earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University's School of Education and a masters degree from Boston University's School of Medicine in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine, with specialized training and practical experience in sport psychology through BU's School of Education. Dr. Reid earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Reid is a Part-Time Faculty at Boston University and Suffolk University where he teaches graduate and doctoral-level courses. He has also served as Clinical Consultant for school-based counselors through the CARES project at Harvard University under Dr. John Weisz.
Dr. Reid had several years of expert training and successful practical experience implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and related therapies at the world renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. There, he was a supervisor for a junior-level doctoral student in training. As a doctoral student, he has also lectured and provided training in counseling skills for the Counseling Psychology graduate students.
At Boston University, Dr. Reid served as the project manager for the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention research lab under Drs. Melissa Holt and Jennifer Greif Green (see publications below).
Dr. Reid completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard University affiliated teaching hospital, within the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP), where he gained expert training and successful practical experience in neuropsychological assessment. He also obtained training and experience conducting school-based psychoeducational assessments with Metrowest Neuropsychology through the Roxbury Prep Charter Schools.
Dr. Reid completed an internship at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut where he served as an individual and group therapist using an evidence-based and integrative approach to therapy. He successfully completed a year-long training as a mobile crisis clinician conducting crisis/risk assessments and providing interventions within the community and local schools.
Dr. Reid's additional training sites include the Boston Child Study Center (BCSC) where he provided evidence-based therapy for emotion/behavioral regulation and co-led a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills training group. He also completed training at Wentworth Institute of Technology's Center for Wellness and Disability Services, where he provided integrated psychotherapy for a range of presenting problems. Additionally, he received training at the Triumph Center for Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Counseling where he provided group counseling for the development of social skills, self-esteem, and emotion/behavioral regulation. There, he served as camp co-director, as well.
Dr. Reid has also worked as a research associate conducting clinical assessment and coding therapy sessions on a project related to youth depression and it's treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) through the COPE project under Dr. Dikla Eckshtain. Additionally, he assisted in providing executive-function based intervention for youth with High Functioning Autism through the GAMES research project under Dr. Susan Faja at Boston Children's Hospital.
In summary, Dr. Reid is highly specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), especially for the treatment of anxiety and emotion regulation, although he integrates principles from other psychological approaches when appropriate. He has been very successful with his deep understanding of and attention to the therapeutic process, his vast experiences, and his appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual, their experiences, and their stories. Dr. Reid views therapy as a nuanced integration of science, art, relationship, skill, and theory. He combines his various skills and insightful approach to achieve therapy goals, transcending across various areas of one's life.
Dr. Reid is also specialized in sport psychology. He works with athletes to work on the mental side of performance enhancement. He also addresses mental health concerns when applicable (see: Sport Psychology).
See below for a list of Dr. Reid's publications and media presence.
"Emotions and the Athletic Experience," by Gerald Reid, Ph.D. (written for The Professional Skater Magazine, November/December 2020, pp.10-11)
"How will Red Sox players deal with the stress of playing ball during a pandemic?" (Interviewed by the Boston Globe - July, 2020)
"Ask the psychologist: How die-hard fans can cope with intense emotions over the Super Bowl" (Interviewed by USA Today Sports - January, 2019)
Reid, GM, Green, JG, Felix, E, & Holt, MK (2018). Perceived consequences of hazing exposure during the first year of college: Associations with childhood victimization. Journal of American College Health.
"Potential Harms of Hazing," by Gerald Reid, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds - October, 2018)
Reid, GM, Grills, A Mian, N, Reid, AA, Merson, R, & Langer, DL (2017). Using research- informed pedagogical practices to maximize learning in youth cognitive-behavioral therapy. Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2(2), 82-95.
"SED Doctoral Student Applies Pedagogical Framework to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy" (Interviewed by Boston University News - February, 2017)
Green, JG, Comer, J, Nadeau, M, Donaldson, A, Elkins, M, Reid, GM, & Pincus, D (2016). School functioning and use of school-based accommodations by treatment-seeking anxious children. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Reid, GM, Green, JG, Holt, MK, Espelage, DL, & Bowman, CE (2016). Perceived social support and mental health among first-year college students with a history of bullying victimization. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-11.
"Facing Adversity, Building Resilience: How victimization affects young adults’ transition to college" (Boston University News, BU Today: Special Report - November, 2016)
Holt, MK, & Reid, GM (2016). School violence and bullying. In Cuevas, C., & Rennison, C. (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Psychology of Violence. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Giges, B, & Reid, GM (2016). Awareness, self-awareness and mindfulness: The application of theory to practice. In Baltzell, A. (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Mindfulness and Performance. Cambridge.
Green, JG, Holt, MK, Kwong, L, Reid, GM, Xuan, Z, & Comer, JS (2015). School- and classroom-based supports for children following the 2013 Boston Marathon attack and manhunt. School Mental Health, 7(2), 81-91.
Holt, MK, Vivolo, AM, Polanin, JR, Holland, KM, DeGue, S, Matjasko, JL. . . . Reid, GM (2015). Bullying and suicidal ideation and behaviors: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 135(2).
Holt, MK, Green, JG, Reid, GM, Dimeo, A, Espelage, DL, Felix, E, . . . Sharkey, J (2014). Associations between past bullying experiences and initial adjustment to college. Journal of American College Health, 62(8), 552-560.
Holt, MK, Matjasko, JL, Espelage, DL, Reid, GM & Koenig, B (2013). Sexual risk-taking and bullying among adolescents. Pediatrics, 132(6), e1481-e1487.
- American Educational Research Association Division E (Counseling Psychology) distinguished research award in 2014.
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