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Training In The Modular Approach To Therapy For Children (MATCH)

Thursday, September 05, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

September 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Judge Baker Children’s Center ~ Boston, MA
32.5 CE Credits

This is a 5-day training.  No partial credit is available.

Description: The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH), is an evidence-based counseling program for children, teenagers, and 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, post-traumatic 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.  This training is designed for mental health providers at an introductory level with the MATCH curriculum. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the 6 key concepts of the MATCH treatment approach and how they can be adapted to individual children and families.
  • Summarize the empirical evidence supporting the use of MATCH for children with anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, or conduct problems.
  • Identify the appropriate treatment protocols to use for individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, or conduct problems.
  • Describe the 7 MATCH resources for the treatment of anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and conduct problems.
  • Demonstrate at least 5 MATCH skill applications in role-playing activities with instructor feedback, as measured by the MATCH module checklists.
  • Describe the manner in which MATCH may be adapted to address at least 3 issues of individual and cultural diversity.
  • Identify at least 4 benefits of utilizing a monitoring and feedback systems in the application of the MATCH approach.


Daniel M. Cheron, Ph.D., ABPP: Director of Training and Chief Psychologist

Dr. Dan Cheron is the Director of Training at Judge Baker Children’s Center and currently the Interim Director of the Center for Effective Child Therapy. He is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Psychology. Dr. Cheron received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University, where he worked extensively researching and treating anxious children and adolescents at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the May Institute in their community-based Behavioral Health Services Division. Dr. Cheron continues his work at Judge Baker Children’s Center as the Director of Training. Dr. Cheron currently directs a multi-site investigation of the training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments to youth mental health providers in the communities surrounding Boston and developing progress monitoring systems to inform psychotherapy practice.Dr. Cheron specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth anxiety disorders and traumatic stress, and he has significant experience in the use of empirically-based interventions for depression and disruptive behavior problems in children and adolescents. He is the author and co-author of multiple journal articles and book chapters on the topic of anxiety disorders in children and he lectures to local schools and parent organizations about youth mental health treatment. Dr. Cheron is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and regularly presents his research at annual conferences.

Sarah Tannenbaum, Psy.D. Staff Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Tannenbaum is the Associate Director of Camp Baker, a Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She has extensive experience delivering evidence-based treatments to caregivers and children ages 3 to 18 years old in individual, group, family, and parent-only formats. She has had training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), and is certified in the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) protocol and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT).


This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and Judge Baker Children’s Center.  NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.