Current and previous clients


  • Watertown Public Schools
    Direct service to students on IEPs and consultation with special education programs in elementary, middle, & high school
  • Watertown Public Schools
    Design & implement summer program for special ed. students
  • Watertown Middle School
    Conduct therapy groups after-school for parents and students
  • Watertown Public Schools
    Year long PD training on working with students who have social-emotional needs
  • Watertown After School
    Curriculum design and implementation, supervision with staff
  • Boston College High School
    Support and supervision of the adjustment counselor and guidance staff
  • Beaver Country Day School
    Inservice training: Development in adolescent adoptees
  • Fayerweather Street School
    Consultation around challenging students
  • St. Stephens School
    Teacher training on classroom behavior management
  • Southboro/Northboro
    Groups in schools 2 day workshop on mental health in schools
  • Conservatory Lab Charter
    Provide social work staff for school
  • CLCS
    Adaptive PE for grades K-5
  • Neighborhood House Charter School
    Adaptive PE for grades K1, K2 & 1
  • Needham Public Schools
    Hired through grant for social and recreational enhancement
  • Milton Public Schools
    Train pupil personnel staff on conducting pragmatic social skills groups
  • Bishop Feehan High School Adolescent depression training
  • Les Petit Nursery School
    Behavior management of "difficult" children
  • Timony Grammar School
    "Piecing Us Together" - topic of bullying
  • LEAP Schools
    Positive play with preschoolers
  • Fuller Middle School
    Train intern staff on running groups
  • Marshfield Public Schools
    Social skills groups with Aspergers children
  • Devotion School
    Management of playground; rules, safety, design
  • Provincetown Public Schools
    Social skill groups with Autism spectrum disorders
  • Newton Public Schools
    Assist social work staff design and implement group programs
  • Brookline Public Schools
    "Unity Through Community Day"
  • Lextended Day Program
    Staff training
  • Shirley Public Schools
    Hired through grant for social and recreational enhancement


  • Camp Bauercrest
    Behavioral Consultant
  • Camp Erin
    Clinical Consultant
  • BCHS
    Two day course on adolescent mental health
  • Harvard Med School
    Cambridge Hospital Services

    Lecture: Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Parmenter Care Group
    Facilitate support groups for all levels of staffing
  • LD Network
    Conference presenter: Social skills training with the NLD child
  • Children's Group Therapy Assoc.
    Conference presenter: Learning life skills through play
  • CGTA
    Conference presenter: Stages and roles in groups
  • CGTA
    Conference presenter: Effective group leadership
    Consultation: Social skills and self-esteem
  • Dana Farber
    Training: Social / Emotional development with children
  • Judge Baker Children's Center
    Training: Early childhood prevention project
  • Charles River
    Training: Group structure and organization
    Design and implementation of summer program
  • Boston Area Nannies
    Consultation: Limit Setting
  • Academy
    Group leadership training / 1 week intensive and 12 week course


  • Beaver Country Day School
    Influences on the lives of middle school students
  • BCHS Mother's Guild
    Contemporary Adolescent Issues
  • Ripple Effect
    Influences on emotional life of children
  • Needham PTC
    Understanding the emotional life of children
  • NLD Parent Support
    Social / emotional life of children with NLD
  • Bright School PTO
  • Needham SPED PAC
    Social skill development
  • Braintree SEPAC
    Social skill development
  • Braintree SEPAC
    Parent / child night bullying and teasing
  • Newton SPED PAC
    Panel discussion on resources
  • Mitchell School PTO
    Social skill development
  • Mendon-Upton PAC
    Social skill development
  • Watertown PAC
    Social skill development
  • Adoptive Families Together
    Anger and adoption
  • ADD-IN
    Limit setting with ADHD children and adolescents
  • Academy Parent Groups
    Limit setting / understanding anger / sibling issues


  • Lesley University
    Clinical Practice and Supervision Course
  • Boston College School of Education
    Seminar in group counseling;
    Contract supervision for students in the mental health counselor program
  • Boston University Medical School
    Psychopathology of childhood, Psychopathology and Ethical issues in Child therapy, Seminar on adolescent development

For more information or to set up a consultation, contact Ken Barringer, M.A.,LMHC Director at 617-969-2200 x12 or email.

School-Based Services

The Academy is a child and adolescent centered agency offering a social skills group program, individual counseling, and school-based services to Newton and the greater Boston Area.