Training Institute

What is the Training Institute?

The Training Institute at the Baker Center specializes in the delivery of professional training in high quality, evidence-based interventions to mental health clinicians. Social workers, psychologists, counselors, and trainees participate in virtual, live, and hybrid programs with the goal of increasing access to effective, evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and families locally and abroad.

To increase effective implementation of learned interventions, the Training Institute includes clinical consultations with highly qualified professionals following the initial training. We strive to support the mental health clinicians who train with our faculty and positively contribute to a highly skilled workforce of trained professionals.


Upcoming Trainings 


Meet The Presenters

Daniel Cheron, PhD, ABPP

Vice President of Clinical Programs, Implementation, & Training

Daniel Cheron, PhD, ABPP, is the Vice President of Clinical Programs, Implementation, & Training at The Baker Center and Chief Psychologist at The…

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Jessie Fitts, PhD

Assistant Director of Implementation

Jessie Fitts, PhD, is an Assistant Director of Implementation and a staff psychologist at The Baker Center for Children and Families. She also holds…

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Michelle Alto, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Michelle Alto, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Baker Center working within the Quality Care Initiative and the Center for Effective Therapy.…

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Sarah Tannenbaum, PsyD, ABPP

Senior Director of Outpatient Services

Sarah Tannenbaum, Psy.D., ABPP, is the Senior Director of Outpatient Services at The Baker Center for Children and Families. She has strategic and…

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Meghan Geary, PhD

Assistant Director, Training Institute

Meghan Geary, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director of the Training Institute and a staff psychologist at the Center for Effective Therapy at The Baker…

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Katherine Corteselli, EdM, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow

Katherine Corteselli, EdM, MA, is postdoctoral fellow at the Baker Center for Children and Families. Ms. Corteselli has training in several…

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Rachel Kim, PhD

Director of Implementation; Associate Director of Training

Rachel Kim, Ph.D., is the Director of Implementation, Associate Director of Training, and a staff psychologist at The Baker Center for Children and…

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Stephani Synn, PsyD

Associate Director, Camp Baker

Stephani Synn, Psy.D., is the Associate Director of Camp Baker and a staff psychologist at the Center for Effective Therapy at The Baker Center for…

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Our Trainings 

What is MATCH?

The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH), is an evidence-based counseling program for children, teenagers age 6-15, and their families. Unlike most specific counseling programs, which focus on a single problem (e.g., anxiety only), MATCH is designed for multiple problems related to anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and disruptive conduct, including conduct problems associated with ADHD. The MATCH program can give children and families a specific set of scientifically proven tools to help manage these problems that come up at home, at school, or with friends. Therapists who use MATCH have specialized strategies to customize each treatment to each family. Receiving training is the first step for clinicians to become certified as a MATCH therapist.

What is MATCH Agency Supervisor Training?

This intermediate level training is designed for certified MATCH therapists who plan to provide MATCH training and consultation to clinicians within their agency or organization. This training provides advanced training in the implementation of MATCH with children and families. Participants will also learn how to train and supervise clinicians in the MATCH approach and can work towards becoming a MATCH-certified supervisor.

What is OST?

Organizational Skills Training is an effective, evidence-based program designed to support children, teens, and their families in developing essential skill sets related to executive functioning. This program is specifically designed for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and can also be used with children and families who demonstrate executive functioning difficulties. Clinicians will learn to conduct this intervention with families to improve the client’s organizational skills, time management, planning skills, and task completion. Organizational Skills Training is empirically tested and proven to have positive effects on family functioning and academic productivity and performance.

Continuing Education (CE) Information


The Baker Center for Children and Families is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Baker Center for Children and Families maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The Baker Center for Children and Families has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7254. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Baker Center for Children and Families is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Social Workers

The Baker Center for Children and Families, 1904, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: November 14, 2023-November 14, 2024.

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