Our Staff

Gifford maintains an average annual staff of approximately 85 employees including administrators, teachers, assistant teachers, clinicians, and non-teaching personnel including office staff, maintenance, kitchen, business professionals, and a therapy dog. We are very proud of our staff retention rate - nearly half our employees have been at Gifford for 8 years or more! We believe that the consistency of our staff is an essential ingredient to the success of our students, and we nurture this with our promote-from-within culture.

In addition to our core staff, each year we hire approximately 10 clinical interns. Gifford serves as a graduate training site for Masters and PhD candidates in psychology, social work and mental health counseling. Interns come from seven different colleges and universities including: Boston College, Boston University, Lesley University, Simmons College,  Smith College, Suffolk University, and William James College (formerly MSPP). 
Interns work with individuals and in small groups, and are closely supervised by our Clinical Director and Clinicians.