Joshua Masse, Ph.D.

About Dr. Masse

Dr. Joshua Masse is a licensed clinical psychologist, an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Director of Young Child Services at the Boston Child Study Center.  He specializes in working with young children with behavioral difficulties and their families. He received his Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from West Virginia University where he worked under the mentorship of  Dr. Cheryl McNeil, an internationally-recognized PCIT expert and co-author of the PCIT book series. Joshua completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the pediatric teaching hospital of Northwestern University.  


Dr. Masse's clinical and research interests lie broadly in the areas of examining evidence-based treatments with specialized populations (e.g., autism spectrum disorder) and settings (e.g., home-based). In addition, his work focuses on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices. He has presented PCIT research at international, national, and regional conferences.


Dr. Masse has extensive experience training evidence-based treatments. He is one of  twenty master trainers in the world certified by PCIT International. He serves as the Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Task Force for PCIT International. For five years he worked in partnership with Delaware's Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services training over 200 clinicians, students, and trainees in PCIT. In addition, he oversaw the development and implementation of a large scale Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) program and has vast experience training Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) workshops.


Dr. Masse currently resides in Barrington, RI with his wife, two young daughters, and a small terrier.