Dr. Juanita Baker
Juanita N. Baker, PhD, is a Florida limited licensed psychologist and professor emerita at the Florida Institute of Technology. From 1984-2007 she taught courses on ethics, program evaluation, women's studies, sexual abuse, and child behavior disorders and psychotherapy, focusing her research on sexual abuse, trauma, grieving, depression, abusive parents, and domestic violence. She directed a sexual abuse treatment program (1991-2007) supervising graduate trainees treating children and adolescent victims of caretaker sexual abuse, their non-offending caregivers, siblings, and their offenders.
Dr. Baker is currently on the editorial board for PsycCRITIQUES. She serves on the Mental Health Disaster Team of the American Red Cross as well as on Pelican Island Audubon Society's Quality of Life project to survey community indicators to measure progress on goals. She also directs the Psychology Science Minute aired weekly on WFIT, for public education.
Prior to coming to Florida in 1984, she gained cross-cultural experience in Lahore, Pakistan, 1966-1979, by always having a part-time private practice and establishing a pediatric clinic in the heart of the city; was a school psychologist; taught kindergarten and high school art each for a year and psychology at Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan, 1974-1979; and founded the first children's public library in a community serving over 12,000 children in surrounding schools.
Additional information is available at http://blogs.fit.edu/blog/category/academics/psychology/scienceminute/ .