Carolyn Greene, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Psychiatry
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Carolyn Greene, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Greene’s research broadly focuses on understanding the intrafamilial processes that contribute to the development of childhood psychopathology, with a particular interest in emotion regulation and emotion socialization parenting behaviors. She provides evidence-based psychotherapy interventions for treating anxiety- and trauma-related disorders in the UConn Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient and Psychological Trauma Clinics.
|A.B.||Stanford University||Psychology, Health and Development|
|M.A.||University of Massachusetts Boston||Clinical Psychology|
|Ph.D.||University of Massachusetts Boston||Clinical Psychology|
|Internship||University of Massachusetts Boston Counseling Center||Clinical Clerkship; Mentors: Paul Nestor, Ph.D., and Alan Sieber, Ph.D.|
|Internship||NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Day Treatment Program||Clinical Clerkship; Mentors: Barbara Flye, Ph.D., James Rebeta, Ph.D., and Leslie Bogen, J.D., Ph.D.|
|Internship||Bunk, Grueneberg & Associates||Clinical Clerkship; Mentors: Ilene Grueneberg, Ph.D., and Barbara Bunk, Ph.D.|
|Internship||University of Connecticut Health Center||Predoctoral Internship; Mentor: Julian Ford, Ph.D.|
|Fellowship||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Postdoctoral Fellow; Mentor: Julian Ford, Ph.D.|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Pre-K Career Development Scholar||Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science|
|Maxwell J. Schleifer Memorial Prize in Child Clinical Psychology||University of Massachusetts Boston|
Dr. Greene provides evidence-based psychotherapy interventions for treating anxiety- and trauma-related disorders in the UConn Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient and Psychological Trauma Clinics. The UConn Health Psychological Trauma Clinic is a faculty clinic that treats children and adolescents presenting with trauma-related psychopathology, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The clinic is equipped to provide trauma-informed diagnostic assessment and several evidence-based, behavioral treatment models (e.g., Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Treatment and Education).
Teaching experiences center on parenting, psychological trauma, evidence-based psychotherapy models for treating anxiety-, stress- and trauma-related disorders. and forensic evaluation of individuals applying for asylum.
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|UConn School of Medicine Selectives Committee||Education Committee||Member||UConn Health||University|
|Child and Family Committee, Connecticut Psychological Association||Professional/Scientific Organization||Co-Chair||External||State|
Dr. Greene’s research is aimed at improving mental health outcomes for children by understanding the protective and risk factors and family processes that contribute to the development of childhood psychopathology. Current research focuses on understanding family emotional processes, with particular interest in emotion regulation and emotion socialization parenting behaviors. The ultimate goal of this line of research is to inform the development of interventions designed to enhance parents’ capacity to support their children’s development of emotion regulation skills.
Dr. Greene is currently leading two NICHD-funded studies in this area. The Parent and Child Emotions Study (PACES; K23HD094824-01) is an investigation of the impact of trauma on parent and child emotion regulation and parental socialization of children’s emotions. The Cultural Understanding of Emotions Study (CUES; R21HD107354-01A1) aims to generate a deeper understanding of emotion socialization processes within Latino families. Research training opportunities are available.
The Family Adversity and Resilience (FARR) Program currently has three active NIH-funded studies centered on understanding how exposure to stress, trauma and other adversity affects children and families. We have many research opportunities for individuals from all levels of training (undergraduate, doctoral, and medical students, as well as residents and fellows).
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Parent and Child Symptoms within Trauma-Affected Families: Who Influences Who?||Talk||University of Vermont Psychiatry Grand Rounds||2021||Vermont|
|Greene, C.A. & Chang-Angulo, R. (2021, November). Parent and Child Symptoms within Trauma-Affected Families: Who Influences Who?||Talk||Albizu University Clinical Psychology Training Program||2021||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Greene, C.A. & Chang-Angulo, R. (2021, October). Parent and Child Symptoms within Trauma-Affected Families: Who Influences Who?||Talk||Connecticut Psychological Association Annual Convention||2021|
|Associations among childhood maltreatment and emotion dysregulation in pregnant women.||Poster||International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting||2019||Boston, MA|
|Support for a two-generation approach to addressing young children’s response to trauma.||Talk||Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science||2018|
|Greene, C.A., McCarthy, K., Wakschlag, L.S., & Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2017, November). Responsive parenting buffers the impact of maternal mental health symptoms on young children’s trauma symptoms||Talk||International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting||2017||Chicago, IL|
|Greene, C.A., Grasso, D. J., Ford, J.D., McCarthy, K., Wakschlag, L.S., & Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2015, May). Maternal risk and protective factors in the relationship between mothers’ posttraumatic stress symptoms and their preschool children’s functioning||Talk||Association for Psychological Science||2015||New York, NY|
|Greene, C.A., Grasso, D. J., Chan, G., McCarthy, K., Wakschlag, L.S., & Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2015, November). Emotional and physical intimate partner violence and young children’s mental health.||Talk||International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting||2015||New Orleans, LA|
|Impact of Developmental Trauma in Children and Families||Talk||NAMI Connecticut State Conference||2014|
|Ward-Zimmerman, B. & Greene, C.A. (2014, August). Forging psychologist and pediatric primary care collaborations through virtual integration. Skill-building session accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.||Talk||American Psychological Association Annual Convention||2014||Washington, D.C.|
|Chang-Angulo, R. & Greene, C.A. (2014, October). Impact of Developmental Trauma in Children and Families. NAMI Connecticut State Conference, Meriden, CT.||Talk||NAMI Connecticut State Conference||2014||Meriden, CT|
|Greene, C.A. & Ward-Zimmerman, B. (2014, October). Psychologist and Pediatric Primary Care Collaborations: Why and How. Workshop accepted for presentation at the 2014 Connecticut Psychological Association 28th Annual Convention, Haddam, CT.||Talk||Connecticut Psychological Association 28th Annual Convention||2014||Haddam, CT|
|The Development of Problem-Solving Coping Strategies in Urban Children with Asthma||Poster||36th annual convention of the Assoc. for Advancement of Behavior Therapy||2002||Reno Nevada|