Dr. Karin Hodges
Director of Psychology & Research
A proud UCLA Bruin, Dr. Hodges received her Bachelor's in Psychology from UCLA. Horace Mann said, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." It was that quote that sent Dr. Hodges with a diploma in hand from UCLA to a small doctoral program in Keene, NH - Antioch University, New England. She completed her dissertation research on school-based prevention-oriented groups for preteen girls. During her pre and post doctoral years, she worked in various schools and clinics in the Boston area. She trained in Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment at the Dartmouth Medical Center and at Franciscan Hospital for Children. She also trained in stabilization and treatment at the Franciscan-McLean Residential Assessment Program. She authored papers in scholarly journals; lectured at Universities; led open sessions and workshops for local, national, and international groups; and conducted research. She held leadership roles in the American Psychological Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Massachusetts Psychological Associations.
Under the J-WEL grant, Dr. Hodges co-taught Technologies for Mental Health and Wellness at MIT with Dr. Richard Fletcher and continues to partner with Dr. Fletcher on projects.
Dr. Hodges hopes to infuse all systems who interact with children with the knowledge and skill to better support human development.