Jacob Ham, PhD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Dr. Ham is a clinical psychologist, Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, and Director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience.
He spends much of his time training and consulting others in treating and working with children, families and adults who have experienced family trauma. He has received numerous federal and local grants focused on developing and disseminating trauma-informed practices and evaluating trauma-informed programs.
Dr. Ham provides psychotherapy through his faculty practice and collaborates on research in child traumatic stress and psychotherapy. His clinical focus is on applying modern relational approaches to the treatment of complex trauma in children and adults.
Dr. Ham received the Jane Sadow Teaching Award in Psychology in 2018.
- Adjustment Disorder
- Emotional/Physical/Sexual Abuse
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
Internship, Child Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Fellowship, Child Development, Childrens Hospital of Boston
Sackler Foundation Scholarship for Research in Psychobiology
Dr. Ham primarily studies various aspects of child trauma, including genetic factors, psychophysiologic correlates, treatment development, and treatment dissemination. He also studies more general psychotherapy processes such as factors impacting therapeutic alliance.