Abigail Judge, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy with adolescents, family reunification therapy, and evaluation of juveniles involved in the legal system. Dr. Judge is on staff at the Law and Psychiatry Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is a member of the clinical faculty (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, MA and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Dr. Judge publishes and presents widely about the commercial sexual exploitation of youth in the United States and a developmental approach to social media use among adolescents. Her work has been honored by fellowships and research grants from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychoanalytic Association. Her current scholarship examines the role of psychological intervention in domestic minor sex trafficking, a critique of Stockholm syndrome, and family-based reunification treatment. Dr. Judge co-edited the book Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital Age: Considerations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators, published in 2014. She is also the first editor of a second book in progress, Family-Based Interventions for Children’s Resistance, Rejection, Alienation: Overcoming Barriers and Other Clinical Approaches (co-editor Robin Deutsch, Ph.D.), under contract with Oxford University Press.
At Stable Paths, Dr. Judge works as a clinical consultant, on site clinician, and lead author, in collaboration with Dr. Bailey, for the clinical training protocol and a companion manual for aftercare teams.
Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation, Edited by Abigail M. Judge and Robin M. Deutsch
The Transitioning Families Therapeutic Reunification Model In Nonfamilial Abductions, By Abigail M. Judge, Rebecca Bailey, JoAnn Behrman-Lippert, Elizabeth Bailey, Cynthia Psaila, and Jane Dickel
Applying the Kübler-Ross stages of grief to high conflict divorce, presented by Abigail Judge, Ph.D., Dr. Rebecca Bailey and Jamie Isicoff, JD, presented at the 2017 AFCC Conference
Hidden in plain sight: Human trafficking in family and juvenile courts, presented by Abigail Judge, Ph.D. and Dr. Jennifer Murphy, presented at the 2017 AFCC Conference